- File Size: 14751 KB
- Print Length: 216 pages
- Publisher: Mephisto Press (June 19, 2014)
- Publication Date: June 19, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00L5KZJ6E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #837,441 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona (And Beyond) Kindle Edition
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The mayor of the time made the statement after a 22-year-old American, Matthew Peter Tassio, was killed in a run with the bulls--his first, and last. Tassio was gored more than once, but the one that sealed his fate was where the horn had curved around his waist and dissected his aorta, which was discovered by an EMT trying to stabilize him.
I appreciated much of Alexander Fiske-Harrison's explanation and research into this facet of the what and why and how of bullfighting, which is the end game for the bulls of each day's run in Pamplona, and understanding that accompanies his and his friends' passion for El Encierro, the running of the bulls from the corral to the bullring in the morning.
Among the best advice in the book, and the reason I say it is more than a guidebook, are the individual stories of the contributors, and their friendship, and their studying and learning from Spaniards and especially Pamplona locals about the traditions of the run, including that the red scarf symbolizes the martyrdom of Saint Fermin, who was beheaded, whose blessing is sought by runners before the run each morning, and who is the co-patron saint of Pamplona itself.
The explanations by each as to why they run, why anyone runs, as well as how they run makes this book not only interesting, and educational, but also delightful and engaging.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was helpful in sharing tips on how to survive the running of the bulls. I only wished that it stuck with that objective all the way. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Robert
Superb writing, may many more follow the co-authors experience!Published on July 10, 2014 by John M Bloome
I thoroughly recommend this book. It lulls foolish humans into a false sense of security.
Congratulations on your not dying. The part about taking a horn in the outer extremities really moved me. Looking onward to the follow up books.. Read morePublished on July 9, 2014 by adam levy
July 9th, 2014, one of the contributing authors of "How to survive the bulls of Pamplona" or Bill Hillmann was ironically gored in the running of the bulls in Pamplona. Read morePublished on July 9, 2014 by J. Wenig