Title: As Esganadas. Publisher: Companhia das Letras. Publication Date: Binding: Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. About this title. Synopsis. Results 1 – 16 of 32 As Esganadas. by Jô Soares O livro de Jo – Volume 2. Uma autobiografia desautorizada (Em As Esganadas. by Jô Soares. £ Paperback. Twelve Fingers: Biography of an Anarchist by Jo Soares ( £ Paperback. As esganadas (Portuguese Edition). Kindle Edition.

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Ana esganafas it liked it Oct 19, This book is supposed to be historical, but it reads like the author Googled a few famous names from the time period and randomly inserted them into various chapters for little to no reason. Like Zelig or Forest Gump, take your pickhe moves across continents and in and out of the fringes of history, a part of major events, but always just out of the frame, or slightly out of focus quite literally — the I have a weakness for picaresque novels, and so picked up this one about a Serbo-Brazillian anarchist assassin with great anticipation.

Sep 10, Oz. O outro, igualmente ruim, apenas um pouquinho menos pior por aprendermos um pouco sobre o Rio de Janeiro colonial. Claudio rated it liked it Sep 10, Livvro to Read Currently Reading Read.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. And did I mention he has six fingers on each hand? Jun 08, Rafael da Silva rated it really liked it Shelves: Nonetheless, it has whet my appetite to track down the author’s livfo book in translation, A Samba livo Sherlock.

His goal is to assassinate a world leader, but his extra digits always seem to conspire against him. Nathalia rated it really liked it Nov 14, Lists with This Book. Except for have sex with women, which esganadaa does constantly, and we’re told he’s supernaturally good at it Just a dsganadas while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Open Preview See a Problem? That’s the gist of the book. Roosevelt in Miami in in which five people were shot historical fact.


Want to Read saving…. He has no personality or even any reason for his fanaticism. It tells the story of Dmitiri, a fingered boy with a gift for languages and a childhood in a Balkan circus at the start ae the 20th century. Gilberto Melo rated it liked it Feb 09, Pedro rated it liked it Apr 28, It took me a while to read However, the pratfalls do get a little repetitive over time — ligro for a fan of the picaresque, and the book kind of runs out of steam just when it should be climaxing.

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But the author tells us his character is a sex wizard, and goes into totally excessive detail about his various partners’ nipples, so obviously it must be true. For some reason, I didn’t lviro it quite as appealing as “Samba,” perhaps because so much of the novel takes place outside Brazil.

Gabi Bavaresco rated it liked it Oct 02, The Al Capone section and the St.

He’s frustrating and boring to read, the Gary Stu of assassins, which is a phrase I never thought I’d have cause to say. Nov 14, Freddie Lupo rated it really liked it. An intensely fun read. Valentine’s Day Esganacas kept me interested, but the little dwarf who is the last of the Thuggee and who chases Dimitri all over the world, well he left me a bit bored.


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Henrique Rojas rated it really liked it Jan 03, Alice rated it liked it Apr 08, The main character is somehow inexplicably a genius who speaks every language and is a crack shot with every gunand ALSO a totally buffoonish, klutzy idiot caricature, making him feel like two totally separate people with the same name.

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The main character is somehow inexplicably a genius who speaks every language and is a crack shot with every gunan This book is supposed to be funny, but it just reads like a Looney Tunes cartoon. Still a fun read. As quasi-historical fiction, it’s fun stuff especially delicious is a homicidal dwarf who pursues Dmitiri throughout the bookand Soares does a wonderful job weaving his earnest protagonist into history.

The night is promising and life is an unexpected guest. He goes down a path where at every turn he makes, murder and mayhem is left behind; but not by his hands, to his utmost disappointment. No entanto, dos policiais que li, este foi o que menos me prendeu.

This tale of the world’s most charming and hapless assassin, Forrest Gump as a twelve-fingered Serbian-Brazilian anarchist out to rid the world of tyrants, is a rake gag of a book, and I suspect a lot of folks will find it repetitive.