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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His esgaadas is to assassinate a world leader, but his extra digits always seem to conspire against him. Lists with This Book. The writing is fine and I actually liked the idea, as each new leader or celebrity had me scurrying to Wiki their biographies. For some reason, I didn’t find it quite as appealing as “Samba,” perhaps because so much of the novel takes place outside Brazil.

A narrator says, “When you look back on it, it was very strange. Hardcoverpages. Dimo, of a Brazilian mother and Bosnian father, and a half castrati, leaves home as a teenager to fulfill his destiny, marked by the twelve fingers he was born with, to become as assassin: As he ages, we get to meet Mata Hari, Al Capone, Franklin Roosevelt and others, as he either befriends them or lines them up for murder.

Fernando Jorge rated it really liked it Jan 20, The comedy begins when he is one a dozen assassins trying to take out Archduke Ferdinand in Working for Al at the time of Al federal tax difficulties, he managed to bribe the wrong jury, sending Capone to jail and Dmitri fleeing for his life. He’s frustrating esgaanadas boring to read, the Gary Stu of assassins, which is a phrase I never thought I’d have cause to say. He is not a genius author, but he shows that with effort we can do a good work even without talent.


Gabi Bavaresco rated it liked it Oct 02, Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Quite light, funny ws also meaningful book It’s fun to read it The Al Capone section and the St. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 liivro reads like a Looney Tunes cartoon.

Return to Book Page. 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Karen Possoli esgnadas it really liked it Aug 05, Pv Sampaio rated it liked it Oct 13, Alice rated it liked it Apr 08, Claudio rated it liked it Sep 10, What a clumsy Anarchist Dimo is! Chuck Buchanan rated it liked it Jan 31, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Silva rated it really liked it. As esganasas goes on there’s also hints of a Panglossian figure sadly stuck on a dream that’s never going to come true and giving up everything good in life for it, as well as a subtle commentary on the power of the unremembered and nameless to impact history.

Esganafas book is supposed to be a, but it just reads like a Looney Tunes cartoon. Still a fun read.

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Dec 15, Fabricio Ferreira rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Beautifully written, esganadss book is a history lesson with real events and real people, rewritten to tell the story of a confused romantic anarchist, with death on his mind, but which can never find its way to his clumsy twelve-fingered hands. An enjoyable little adventure that peters out a tad towards the end. Dimitri is born with twelve fingers.


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Thank you Ronny for recommending this! Nasceu em 16 de janeiro deno Rio de Janeiro. 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.

ljvro 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. But there are plenty more chances for him to spoil the fun. 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.

Tatiana rated it liked it Oct 08, It tells the story esganaas Dmitiri, a essganadas boy with a gift for languages and a childhood in a Balkan circus at the start of the 20th century.

Roosevelt in Miami in in which five people were shot historical fact.

While reading this, I thought of Zeligthe Woody Allen movie where an average joe gets inserted into famous moments of recent history. Paperbackpages. Refresh and try again.