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Necropolis (2009)

by Santiago Gamboa

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    Perlmanns Schweigen by Pascal Mercier (bluepiano)
    bluepiano: Two good books similar inasmuch as the main setting is an international academic conference the protagonist attends.
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Literary and fast moving story. Wonderfully done. I will read this one again. ( )
  skieper | Jan 16, 2017 |
Is a pretty good book I like it a lot, but the end... Was not as good as I expected, could be better Actuallly I did not like the end at all.. But the rest was great... Love it! ( )
  CaroPi | May 6, 2014 |
Muy buena historia. Envolvente, conmovedor, con un hilo conductor increíble. Crudo. ( )
  AlexGV | Feb 13, 2013 |
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Surviving is, in the end, an act as praiseworthy as searching for the truth until it wears us out.

-Sándor Márai
It's not the history of countries but the lives of men.

-Charles Bukowski
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To Analía and Alejandro in Jangpura
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An unnamed author is invited to the International Congress of Biography and Memory in Jerusalem. In the conference rooms of a luxury hotel, he listens to a series of extraordinary life stories. But it is Jos Maturana - evangelical pastor, recovering drug addict and ex-con - with his story of redemption at the hands of a charismatic tattooed messiah from Miami, who fascinates the author more than any other. But is it true? Hours later however, Maturana is found dead in his hotel room. The narrator, moved by Maturana's life story sets out to discover the truth about his death. [Amazon.co.uk]
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An author attends a conference featuring a series of extraordinary life stories, where the story of formerly troubled evangelical pastor Jose Maturana captures his imagination and causes him to seek answers when Maturana is later found dead.

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