Published in , Eles eram muitos cavalos by Luiz Ruffato has been crit- ically acclaimed Nacional and been selected as best novel by the Associação Paulista de Críti- cos de Arte in Romance Notes (): This content. University of Texas at Austin. Itamar Harrison, Marguerite, org. Uma cidade em camadas: Ensaios sobre o romance Eles eram muitos cavalos de Luiz Ruffato. Editado pela primeira vez na Editora Record, o romance de Luiz Ruffato Eles Eram Muitos Cavalos já foi publicado na França, Itália, Portugal e recebeu os.

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Eles Eram Muitos Cavalos by Luiz Ruffato (2 star ratings)

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Published by Record first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Cvalos ask other readers questions about Eles Eram Muitos Cavalosplease sign up. So, is there a story here? The description makes it sounds like it is just a description of the city without any actual story. The eran does not have the traditional parts of the plot. But it has history and conflict. The city is the protagonist. She is the link between chapters.

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I wanted to like this book. It is written by a rising Brazilian author, and I usually enjoy reading the work of new authors from other countries. But sadly it was all I could do not to quit reading this book in the first few pages. I suppose I am just getting too old to really enjoy new-fangled approaches to novels. This one is written in snippets that are more like poetry than prose, which I guess is fine if that is what you enjoy. It was not until page 24 that any of the bits began to even look I ersm to like this book.


It was not until page 24 that any of the bits began to even look like a short story. Honestly, I just don’t understand the value of writing in cavalso sentences, without punctuation or capitalization, and without any real indication of where the voices change.

Then there was the content. The cavaloz is set in Sao Paulo, and geez oh man does this book make Sao Paulo seem like a terribly depressing, violent, poor, and angry place.

I gave it 2 stars only because I was finally able to finish reading it. I try to reserve 1-star ratings for books I dislike so much that I can’t even finish them. The lack of structure apparently reflects the impossibility of reproducing the complexity of the city, erxm is an homage to its dynamic and diversity. The book has been much praised, so perhaps the fault is mine, but essentially I found it unreadable.

Experimental novel based on the daily lives of citizens of Sap Paulo Brazil. Too busy and not enough story for me to attach myself to. I received a copy of this book through the goodreads giveaway in return for this review: Luiz Ruffato uses a wide variety of techniques to make each little often just a page or two story unique. The variety of literary techniques is reason enough to read this piece. I was, unfortunately, lacking in any cultural schema to access while reading this text.

Therefore, I struggled to relate and I received a copy rufato this book through the goodreads giveaway in return for this review: Therefore, I struggled to relate and find meaning in much of the goings on within the text, which mostly lyiz for my rating of 2 stars.


Mutta omalla tavallaan mielenkiintoinen teos, joka varmaan iskee tietynlaiseen kirjamakuun. Ei huono, mutta ei minulle. Not for me Got this as a freebie on amazon. Made it 10 pages and quit. Might be a story in there amongst the babble, but I wasn’t going to waste my time trying to find out.

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