Mario Vargas Llosa, uno de los más destacados novelistas contemporáneos latinoamericanos, se lanzó a la fama con su novela La ciudad y los perros que obtuvo el Premio Biblioteca Breve y el Premio de la Crítica. Novelas posteriores son, entre otras, La casa verde (Premio de la Crítica y Premio Internacional de Literatura Rómulo Gallegos), Conversación en La Catedral, La guerra del fin del mundo y Lituma en los Andes con la que obtuvo el Premio Planeta 1993. Ha publicado también obras teatrales, ensayos y memorias. En 1986 compartió con Rafael Lapesa el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras y en 1994 se le concedió el Premio Miguel de Cervantes de Literatura.
Mario Vargas Llosa didn't make it easy. I read chapters 2 (rather disturbing) and 3 three times. I finally got my bearings by reading another reviewer's review. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Loves the View
It's not written in chronological order, so it's difficult to figure out when/what's going on. I gave up after a few chapters.Published 13 months ago by Cass W.
Vargas Llosa is a very productive writer with more than 30 publications. But if you're only going to read one, this is it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Diego Macera Poli
Have been an ardent fan of the writer. This is one of his earlier books, which I finally managed to read now. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ranga
This is the best novel I've read in my 45 years of life. It is probably due to the fact that being Peruvian I feel deeply identified in it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Aldo F. Ramirez
I love Mario Vargas Llosa! I truly consider him one of the greatest authors of our time.
This book is a masterpiece. Read more
Really disliked this book. I was not a fan of the writing style and struggled all the way through the book. Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by Cindy K. Green
Great book, but I believe that the translation was bad. That must be the reason why it was so weird and confusing at the beginning. Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by elena