Morir en el Golfo

Morir en el Golfo❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Morir en el Golfo Author Héctor Aguilar Camín – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk This novel marks the long awaited arrival in English of a masterful voice in Mexican and noir fiction Death in Veracruz is a gritty and atmospheric noir centered on the so called oil wars of the late This novel marks the long awaited arrival in English of a masterful voice in Mexican and noir fiction Death in Veracruz is a gritty and atmospheric noir centered on the so called oil wars of the late s, which pitted the extremely powerful and corrupt government owned oil cartel PEMEX against the agrarian Morir en eBook Ô landowners in the coastal regions of Southern Mexico This novel, translated for the first time in English since its publicationyears ago, concerns a journalist who investigates the death of a colleague and friend Rojano in a bizarre shooting incident that takes place in a small rural village, and who finds himself up against crooked police and a charismatic and ruthless union boss But, as he gets deeper into this Mexican Heart of Darkness, he finds Rojano was not all he seemed, and neither was his widow with whom he falls into a doomed affair. Mexican noir Written thirty years ago by writer and journalist H ctor Aguilar Cam n, this novel has finally been translated and published in English Death in Veracruz deals with the hunger for power and money, the corruption within the government, the unions and government owned oil cartel PEMEX Petr leos Mexicanos , the war against landowners in buying up all their acreage, all in the rush for black gold in the 1970s.Politically ambitious Rojano has big dreams, to get as rich and powerful as Mexican noir Written thirty years ago by writer and journalist H ctor Aguilar Cam n, this novel has finally been translated and published in English Death in Veracruz deals with the hunger for power and money, the corruption within the government, the unions and government owned oil cartel PEMEX Petr leos Mexicanos , the war against landowners in buying up all their acreage, all in the rush for black gold in the 1970s.Politically ambitious Rojano has big dreams, to get as rich and powerful as he can Feeding his journalist friend El Negro information about several politically motivated murders, seemingly all planned by one of Rojano s opponents, Rojano eventually gets murdered too.El Negro, Rojano s friend and journalist, starts poking around in certain political corners to find answers regarding the murders Not everybody likes it, thus El Negro finds himself in perilous situations often enough.Anabela, Rojano s widow and mistress of El Negro, is grieving the loss of her husband and wants retribution for whoever did it, sparing no one on her warpath.The characters and incidents are entirely fictional, yet large bits of reality weave in and out of the story Aguilar Cam n knows how to describe the M xico of that era It takes a bit of digging in, especially without any knowledge beforehand and some research into key players might be helpful PEMEX Jorge Diaz Serrano example corruption Death in Veracruz is a literary salsa with love, friendship, betrayal, murder, greed, corruption, desire, all mixed together Review copy supplied by publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a rating and or review. Thanks to NetGalley.com and Schaffnerpress for sending me this book in return for an honest review The publisher went the extra mile on this book It did not have a send to kindle icon The publisher told me to click on the epub icon and that would send it to my kindle It only sent it to my desktop Timothy Schaffner then sent me a print copy Kudos to Timothy I enjoyed reading it and found it reminiscent of Raymond Chandler noir style The narrator is a journalist who is contacted by a boy Thanks to NetGalley.com and Schaffnerpress for sending me this book in return for an honest review The publisher went the extra mile on this book It did not have a send to kindle icon The publisher told me to click on the epub icon and that would send it to my kindle It only sent it to my desktop Timothy Schaffner then sent me a print copy Kudos to Timothy I enjoyed reading it and found it reminiscent of Raymond Chandler noir style The narrator is a journalist who is contacted by a boyhood friend who wants him to investigate a conspiracy to murder people who won t sell their land to a powerful union boss The journalist is still in love with the wife of this friend She reconnects with him and seduces him He starts investigating, but all is not black and white Even at the end I was not sure what actually happened This book is full of corrupt oil government politics in 1970s Mexico The writing is very descriptive But everything else vanished in a stew of self serving fabrications, lies, false conclusions, spectacular coincidences, and the general messiness of life I am surprised that the journalist never died of alcohol poisoning, since he drank so much I give it four stars out of five I thought that the translation was excellent Going in the DNF pile Which is super disappointing as Mexican mystery noir sounds amazing But this was way over my head in terms of Mexican politics and geography and I m just not in the mood for that much Wikipedia right now.Plus, there s a scene where one of the main secondary characters has a several page rant about queers I got about 100 pages in and I highly doubt that this was for character or plot development It was really jarring in its offensiveness and again, just not in the mood. He visto que los escritores usan cualquier cosa como personaje principal, ya sean personas, ciudades, eventos pero, el sindicato de Pemex Me sorprendi y, adem s, para m sta es la mejor novela de Aguilar Cam n Me encanta la forma en la que usa las met foras en ciertos puntos claves Es un gran narrador. Morir en el Golfo es una excelente novela de H ctor Aguilar Cam n Su narrativa y descripci n de espacios, lugares y personajes es muy buena y logra que le pongas rostros a estos ltimos Por su parte, narra de manera fotogr fica los vicios del sindicalismo mexicano y sus pr cticas clientelares Adem s, de describir c mo es que el gobierno mexicano influye para la decisi n de lo que es verdad o mentira en la vida p blica. This was pretty good I learned a lot about the political climate and culture of Mexico during the 1970s It tells the story of a group of friends One is a reporter One is a politician And one is a wife It s about how their lives are intertwined and how one thing that happens to one of them affects the others Sort of I may not be doing this much justice It s interesting Especially not knowing anything about Mexico in the 1970s. Una cr nica contada desde tres niveles narrativos pol tico, period stico y literario que refleja el car cter hist rico del M xico autoritario y corrupto Es posible establecer paralelismos entre los personajes de la ficci n y la realidad imperante del M xico actual, solo que con otros nombres. I guess noir really isn t my thing. Noir masterpiece about the dark face of Mexico in the 70s Not for the faint of heart and a must for all the words lover This novel is both national and personal history, described in emotionless and honest journalistic tone Author Hector Aguilar Camin is one of the leading journalists and authors of his country and it truly shows he is working with the words like a seasoned chef with his ingredients, any of his sentences has the flavour to react with you, sometimes in a very unexpected wa Noir masterpiece about the dark face of Mexico in the 70s Not for the faint of heart and a must for all the words lover This novel is both national and personal history, described in emotionless and honest journalistic tone Author Hector Aguilar Camin is one of the leading journalists and authors of his country and it truly shows he is working with the words like a seasoned chef with his ingredients, any of his sentences has the flavour to react with you, sometimes in a very unexpected way, but you react always included the reaction of embarrasssment, shock or disgust The novel is not a sugar coated story It is a very honest description of dishonest people and corrupt times and leaves you enough space to create your own opinion till the end and beyond Our narrator known to us readers just under his childhood nickname Negro is a political journalist, who is covering the most burning affairs of Mexico in the 70s and the country was one melting pot of corrupt affairs at the time but not just then Through his words you see the dark face of the passionate and beautiful country what Mexico has been then and still is Negro is like a bird of prey, always hunting for a good story He is not what you call your nice guy he drinks like a private investigator character from a bad novel, and is a womanizer in that very style But he is a good journalist and is opinion is well sought His only weakness is his love obsession with stunning Anabela, a wife of his childhood friend Rojano, aspiring politician with high ambitions And his relationship with Anabela as well as his opinion making powers get him into conflict between Rojano and union workers leader Lacho Pizarro for a land and for the lives Negro enters the fight from the old friendship but soon realizes nothing is like it seems and all of the involved has their own reasons and motivations The tragical outburst of violence in the small city of Chicontepec is a catalyst for the eye for eye, tooth for tooth fight And the weapons in fights are not the clean ones and manipulation is one of them As a word lover, I enjoyed every sentence As a Mexico lover, I read with bated breath and gained ain depth knowledge of its history As a person interested in politics, detto As a quite sensitive female reader well, a tough reading I was quite fascinated by the characters, but I liked very few of them Every character is very rich and quite complex, but not every character is a person I would like to meet, if you get my point The most fascinating of them for me is Lacho Pizarro the cold power building and destroying as he deems necessary, but not cruel At least he built something for his people, which can t be said about every character Also I like the internal affairs contact, because he seems being a good professional and a quite decent man in the mantinels of his job.The book also contains one of the best descriptions of how poverty and alcohol corrupts the very soul of a person and I am not meaning the rich person s drinking habits but the destruction of the poor and forgotten in the interests of powerful ruling groups This is definitely not a clean read And this is not a passionate book about a love affair either It is hot and cold and neither of both of them at the same time, a passionate affair with a troubled country and obsessive hunt for what one couldn t obtain Maybe for the best, but where would the good literature be without the stories like this As part of my continuing test of Scribd s subscription ebooks service, I stumbled on H ctor Aguilar Cam n s Death in Veracruz Set in the 60s and 70s during the ascent of Mexico s oil industry, A Death in Veracruz is a classic of Latin literature, only recently translated ably into English by Chandler Thompson.Death in VeracruzAmongst the conflict, graft, corruption and collusion between PEMEX Mexico s corrupt government owned oil company and the powerful Oil Workers labor union, our narrato As part of my continuing test of Scribd s subscription ebooks service, I stumbled on H ctor Aguilar Cam n s Death in Veracruz Set in the 60s and 70s during the ascent of Mexico s oil industry, A Death in Veracruz is a classic of Latin literature, only recently translated ably into English by Chandler Thompson.Death in VeracruzAmongst the conflict, graft, corruption and collusion between PEMEX Mexico s corrupt government owned oil company and the powerful Oil Workers labor union, our narrator simply called by his nickname, Negro is an investigative journalist specializing in sticking his nose where it doesn t belong His lifelong friend Rojano is an aspiring politician and landowner, married to the stunning and willful Anabela Negro has been in love with Anabela since his youth, but lost out to Rojano But he remains in their orbit, as Rojano and Anabel slowly draw him into their schemes to rise in power.Rojano s enemy and simultaneous political sponsor and mentor is Lazaro Pizarro, a charismatic and ruthless leader in the Oil Worker s union Pizarro is rendered by turns philosophical, ruthless, cruel and yet clinically unemotional when ordering deaths Each of the main characters is wholly believable and mesmerizing, but Pizarro stands center to me As the leader of the oil workers union, he is trying to build the worker s paradise in Mexico and will let nothing stand in his way At the prompting of Rojano, Negro interviews Pizarro, andor less accuses him of murdering people to advance his cause Pizzaro s response Try to understand, he said in a voice that was barely audible Listen to what I m telling you People there are dying at the rate of two a day just from drinking mezcal Have you ever been in one of those jails I was in the one in Chicontepec last week One of the inmates had killed his mother Another a friend he was out drinking with Another raped his daughter and almost beat her to death None of them remembered what they d done All that death and suffering was pointless It bore no fruit Nothing blossomed or contributed to the wellbeing of others These are the deaths that must be stopped, the barren ones driven by mezcal and ignorance There are always going to be violent deaths, that s the law of history It s up to us to make sure they re fertile and creative, that s all Death in Veracruz is a dark, classic noir, where nobody is who they seem, double crosses are common, and nobody can be entirely trusted It s also a love story, an exploration of Mexico s culture in the 60s and 70s, and a hell of wild ride You re never sure whether you are being told the truth by the author or the characters, or precisely sure what s actually happened, kind of a Mexican True Detective.It s an entirely atmospheric novel since books and music often go together well, I made a music playlist for you as you read

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    EPUB is an ebook file format that uses the epub against the agrarian Morir en eBook Ô landowners in the coastal regions of Southern Mexico This novel, translated for the first time in English since its publicationyears ago, concerns a journalist who investigates the death of a colleague and friend Rojano in a bizarre shooting incident that takes place in a small rural village, and who finds himself up against crooked police and a charismatic and ruthless union boss But, as he gets deeper into this Mexican Heart of Darkness, he finds Rojano was not all he seemed, and neither was his widow with whom he falls into a doomed affair. Mexican noir Written thirty years ago by writer and journalist H ctor Aguilar Cam n, this novel has finally been translated and published in English Death in Veracruz deals with the hunger for power and money, the corruption within the government, the unions and government owned oil cartel PEMEX Petr leos Mexicanos , the war against landowners in buying up all their acreage, all in the rush for black gold in the 1970s.Politically ambitious Rojano has big dreams, to get as rich and powerful as Mexican noir Written thirty years ago by writer and journalist H ctor Aguilar Cam n, this novel has finally been translated and published in English Death in Veracruz deals with the hunger for power and money, the corruption within the government, the unions and government owned oil cartel PEMEX Petr leos Mexicanos , the war against landowners in buying up all their acreage, all in the rush for black gold in the 1970s.Politically ambitious Rojano has big dreams, to get as rich and powerful as he can Feeding his journalist friend El Negro information about several politically motivated murders, seemingly all planned by one of Rojano s opponents, Rojano eventually gets murdered too.El Negro, Rojano s friend and journalist, starts poking around in certain political corners to find answers regarding the murders Not everybody likes it, thus El Negro finds himself in perilous situations often enough.Anabela, Rojano s widow and mistress of El Negro, is grieving the loss of her husband and wants retribution for whoever did it, sparing no one on her warpath.The characters and incidents are entirely fictional, yet large bits of reality weave in and out of the story Aguilar Cam n knows how to describe the M xico of that era It takes a bit of digging in, especially without any knowledge beforehand and some research into key players might be helpful PEMEX Jorge Diaz Serrano example corruption Death in Veracruz is a literary salsa with love, friendship, betrayal, murder, greed, corruption, desire, all mixed together Review copy supplied by publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a rating and or review. Thanks to NetGalley.com and Schaffnerpress for sending me this book in return for an honest review The publisher went the extra mile on this book It did not have a send to kindle icon The publisher told me to click on the epub icon and that would send it to my kindle It only sent it to my desktop Timothy Schaffner then sent me a print copy Kudos to Timothy I enjoyed reading it and found it reminiscent of Raymond Chandler noir style The narrator is a journalist who is contacted by a boy Thanks to NetGalley.com and Schaffnerpress for sending me this book in return for an honest review The publisher went the extra mile on this book It did not have a send to kindle icon The publisher told me to click on the epub icon and that would send it to my kindle It only sent it to my desktop Timothy Schaffner then sent me a print copy Kudos to Timothy I enjoyed reading it and found it reminiscent of Raymond Chandler noir style The narrator is a journalist who is contacted by a boyhood friend who wants him to investigate a conspiracy to murder people who won t sell their land to a powerful union boss The journalist is still in love with the wife of this friend She reconnects with him and seduces him He starts investigating, but all is not black and white Even at the end I was not sure what actually happened This book is full of corrupt oil government politics in 1970s Mexico The writing is very descriptive But everything else vanished in a stew of self serving fabrications, lies, false conclusions, spectacular coincidences, and the general messiness of life I am surprised that the journalist never died of alcohol poisoning, since he drank so much I give it four stars out of five I thought that the translation was excellent Going in the DNF pile Which is super disappointing as Mexican mystery noir sounds amazing But this was way over my head in terms of Mexican politics and geography and I m just not in the mood for that much Wikipedia right now.Plus, there s a scene where one of the main secondary characters has a several page rant about queers I got about 100 pages in and I highly doubt that this was for character or plot development It was really jarring in its offensiveness and again, just not in the mood. He visto que los escritores usan cualquier cosa como personaje principal, ya sean personas, ciudades, eventos pero, el sindicato de Pemex Me sorprendi y, adem s, para m sta es la mejor novela de Aguilar Cam n Me encanta la forma en la que usa las met foras en ciertos puntos claves Es un gran narrador. Morir en el Golfo es una excelente novela de H ctor Aguilar Cam n Su narrativa y descripci n de espacios, lugares y personajes es muy buena y logra que le pongas rostros a estos ltimos Por su parte, narra de manera fotogr fica los vicios del sindicalismo mexicano y sus pr cticas clientelares Adem s, de describir c mo es que el gobierno mexicano influye para la decisi n de lo que es verdad o mentira en la vida p blica. This was pretty good I learned a lot about the political climate and culture of Mexico during the 1970s It tells the story of a group of friends One is a reporter One is a politician And one is a wife It s about how their lives are intertwined and how one thing that happens to one of them affects the others Sort of I may not be doing this much justice It s interesting Especially not knowing anything about Mexico in the 1970s. Una cr nica contada desde tres niveles narrativos pol tico, period stico y literario que refleja el car cter hist rico del M xico autoritario y corrupto Es posible establecer paralelismos entre los personajes de la ficci n y la realidad imperante del M xico actual, solo que con otros nombres. I guess noir really isn t my thing. Noir masterpiece about the dark face of Mexico in the 70s Not for the faint of heart and a must for all the words lover This novel is both national and personal history, described in emotionless and honest journalistic tone Author Hector Aguilar Camin is one of the leading journalists and authors of his country and it truly shows he is working with the words like a seasoned chef with his ingredients, any of his sentences has the flavour to react with you, sometimes in a very unexpected wa Noir masterpiece about the dark face of Mexico in the 70s Not for the faint of heart and a must for all the words lover This novel is both national and personal history, described in emotionless and honest journalistic tone Author Hector Aguilar Camin is one of the leading journalists and authors of his country and it truly shows he is working with the words like a seasoned chef with his ingredients, any of his sentences has the flavour to react with you, sometimes in a very unexpected way, but you react always included the reaction of embarrasssment, shock or disgust The novel is not a sugar coated story It is a very honest description of dishonest people and corrupt times and leaves you enough space to create your own opinion till the end and beyond Our narrator known to us readers just under his childhood nickname Negro is a political journalist, who is covering the most burning affairs of Mexico in the 70s and the country was one melting pot of corrupt affairs at the time but not just then Through his words you see the dark face of the passionate and beautiful country what Mexico has been then and still is Negro is like a bird of prey, always hunting for a good story He is not what you call your nice guy he drinks like a private investigator character from a bad novel, and is a womanizer in that very style But he is a good journalist and is opinion is well sought His only weakness is his love obsession with stunning Anabela, a wife of his childhood friend Rojano, aspiring politician with high ambitions And his relationship with Anabela as well as his opinion making powers get him into conflict between Rojano and union workers leader Lacho Pizarro for a land and for the lives Negro enters the fight from the old friendship but soon realizes nothing is like it seems and all of the involved has their own reasons and motivations The tragical outburst of violence in the small city of Chicontepec is a catalyst for the eye for eye, tooth for tooth fight And the weapons in fights are not the clean ones and manipulation is one of them As a word lover, I enjoyed every sentence As a Mexico lover, I read with bated breath and gained ain depth knowledge of its history As a person interested in politics, detto As a quite sensitive female reader well, a tough reading I was quite fascinated by the characters, but I liked very few of them Every character is very rich and quite complex, but not every character is a person I would like to meet, if you get my point The most fascinating of them for me is Lacho Pizarro the cold power building and destroying as he deems necessary, but not cruel At least he built something for his people, which can t be said about every character Also I like the internal affairs contact, because he seems being a good professional and a quite decent man in the mantinels of his job.The book also contains one of the best descriptions of how poverty and alcohol corrupts the very soul of a person and I am not meaning the rich person s drinking habits but the destruction of the poor and forgotten in the interests of powerful ruling groups This is definitely not a clean read And this is not a passionate book about a love affair either It is hot and cold and neither of both of them at the same time, a passionate affair with a troubled country and obsessive hunt for what one couldn t obtain Maybe for the best, but where would the good literature be without the stories like this As part of my continuing test of Scribd s subscription ebooks service, I stumbled on H ctor Aguilar Cam n s Death in Veracruz Set in the 60s and 70s during the ascent of Mexico s oil industry, A Death in Veracruz is a classic of Latin literature, only recently translated ably into English by Chandler Thompson.Death in VeracruzAmongst the conflict, graft, corruption and collusion between PEMEX Mexico s corrupt government owned oil company and the powerful Oil Workers labor union, our narrato As part of my continuing test of Scribd s subscription ebooks service, I stumbled on H ctor Aguilar Cam n s Death in Veracruz Set in the 60s and 70s during the ascent of Mexico s oil industry, A Death in Veracruz is a classic of Latin literature, only recently translated ably into English by Chandler Thompson.Death in VeracruzAmongst the conflict, graft, corruption and collusion between PEMEX Mexico s corrupt government owned oil company and the powerful Oil Workers labor union, our narrator simply called by his nickname, Negro is an investigative journalist specializing in sticking his nose where it doesn t belong His lifelong friend Rojano is an aspiring politician and landowner, married to the stunning and willful Anabela Negro has been in love with Anabela since his youth, but lost out to Rojano But he remains in their orbit, as Rojano and Anabel slowly draw him into their schemes to rise in power.Rojano s enemy and simultaneous political sponsor and mentor is Lazaro Pizarro, a charismatic and ruthless leader in the Oil Worker s union Pizarro is rendered by turns philosophical, ruthless, cruel and yet clinically unemotional when ordering deaths Each of the main characters is wholly believable and mesmerizing, but Pizarro stands center to me As the leader of the oil workers union, he is trying to build the worker s paradise in Mexico and will let nothing stand in his way At the prompting of Rojano, Negro interviews Pizarro, andor less accuses him of murdering people to advance his cause Pizzaro s response Try to understand, he said in a voice that was barely audible Listen to what I m telling you People there are dying at the rate of two a day just from drinking mezcal Have you ever been in one of those jails I was in the one in Chicontepec last week One of the inmates had killed his mother Another a friend he was out drinking with Another raped his daughter and almost beat her to death None of them remembered what they d done All that death and suffering was pointless It bore no fruit Nothing blossomed or contributed to the wellbeing of others These are the deaths that must be stopped, the barren ones driven by mezcal and ignorance There are always going to be violent deaths, that s the law of history It s up to us to make sure they re fertile and creative, that s all Death in Veracruz is a dark, classic noir, where nobody is who they seem, double crosses are common, and nobody can be entirely trusted It s also a love story, an exploration of Mexico s culture in the 60s and 70s, and a hell of wild ride You re never sure whether you are being told the truth by the author or the characters, or precisely sure what s actually happened, kind of a Mexican True Detective.It s an entirely atmospheric novel since books and music often go together well, I made a music playlist for you as you read "/>
  • Unknown Binding
  • 316 pages
  • Morir en el Golfo
  • Héctor Aguilar Camín
  • Spanish
  • 03 February 2017
  • 8477650004