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Off Side by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

Off Side (1988)

by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

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Series: Pepe Carvalho (14)

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Even though I am sufficiently unknowledgeable about soccer (or, as it's called in this book, football) that a lot of the details went right by me, I enjoyed this Pepe Carvalho novel probably more than the others I've read. There was less violence, and more food and philosophy as Carvalho is called to investigate death threats to the new star soccer player brought to the premier Barcelona team from England. In the course of the investigation, the book explores the changes in Barcelona, real estate speculation, drug addiction and prostitution, and the power structure, and introduces a variety of interesting characters. If I have any complaint, it's that Carvalho's usual hangers-on are relegated to very peripheral roles. But all in all, this was a satisfying read.
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Il mito dell'eroe universale, ad esempio, si riferisce sempre a un uomo potente o a un uomo-dio che annienta le forze del male materializzate in dragoni, serpenti, mostri, dèmoni e così via, e che libera il proprio popolo dalla distruzione e dalla morte. La narrazione e la ripetizione rituale di testi sacri e di cerimonie, insieme alla venerazione della figura dell'eroe per mezzo di danze, musiche, inni, preghiere e sacrifici, trasmettono ai fedeli emozioni soprannaturali (quasi un'attrazione magica) ed esaltano l'individuo fino a portarlo a identificarsi con l'eroe.

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La stanza puzza ancora di medicinali o di qualsiasi altra sostanza strana, borbottò mentalmente, mentre le narici le diventavano una proboscide mobile che cercava di captare l'anima profonda di quell'odore.
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