Night Prayers
Santiago Gamboa
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Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM By Santiago Gamboa

A Colombian philosophy student is arrested in Bangkok and accused of drug trafficking Unless he enters a guilty plea he will almost certainly be sentenced to death But it is not his own death that weighs most heavily on him but a tender longing for his sister, Juana, whom he hasn t seen for years Before he dies he wants nothing than to be reunited with her.As a boyA Colombian philosophy student is arrested in Bangkok and accused of drug trafficking Unless he enters a guilty plea he will almost certainly be sentenced to death But it is not his own death that weighs most heavily on him but a tender longing for his sister, Juana, whom he hasn t seen for years Before he dies he wants nothing than to be reunited with her.As a boy, Manuel was a dreamer, a lover of literature, and a tagger Juana made a promise to do everything in her power to protect him from the drug and violence infested streets of Bogot She decided to take him as far from Colombia as possible, and in order to raise the money to do so, she went to work as a high priced escort and entered into contact with the dangerous world of corrupt politicians When things spun out of control she was forced to flee, leaving her beloved brother behind Juana and Manuel s story reaches the ears of the Colombian counsel general in New Delhi, and he tracks down Juana, now married to a rich Japanese man, in Tokyo The counsel general takes it upon himself to reunite the two siblings A feat that may be beyond his power Fans of both Roberto Bola o and Gabriel Garc a M rquez will find much to admire in this story about the mean streets of Bogot , the sordid bordellos of Thailand, and a love between siblings that knows no end With the stylishness that has earned him a reputation as one of the most important Colombian writers Manuel V zquez Montalb n , Santiago Gamboa lends his story a driving, irresistible rhythm.
  • Title: Night Prayers
  • Author: Santiago Gamboa
  • ISBN: 9781609453114
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback

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Orsodimondo Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
DESPERATELY SEEKING JUANA Signor console, signor Gamboa, caro Santiago, questo libro sembra quasi un novello Uomo senza qualità, pur non assomigliando per nulla a quell’insuperabile capolavoro. Rosanna Arquette e Madonna in “Desperately Seeking Susan” di Susan Seidelman, 1985.Eppure qui c’è una voce, attribuita a un fantomatico inter-nauta, che mi ha evocato Moosbrugger. E anche qui i protagonisti sono un fratello e una sorella, Manuel e Juana, novelli Ulrich e Agathe. La loro storia, [...]
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Makis Dionis Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Η Μπογκοτά, ο καμβάς του , με πινελιές από Τόκιο, Μπανκόγκ, Δελχί κ Τεχεράνη Όπως κ ο Άλβαρες στους 35 νεκρούς, αναδεικνύει την επόμενη σημαντική πόλη της Λατινικής Αμερικής , μετά το Μπουενος Αιρες κ το Σαντιάγο. Μία πόλη, μία χώρα, που βγαίνει από εμφύλιο , με τους ανθρώπους τη [...]
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Thomas Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Βαθμολογία: ★★Οι Νυχτερινές Ικεσίες ήταν για μένα ανάμεσα στις 5 μεγαλύτερες απογοητεύσεις της χρονιάς. Ξεκινά δυναμικά και υποσχόμενα με μια ιστορία ενηλικίωσης (αφήγηση του Μανουέλ) και μια ιστορία αναζήτησης (αφήγηση του Πρόξενου). Όταν μπλέκεται στην ιστορία η Χουάνα, [...]
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Maria Bikaki Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
“Βλέποντας τη μια ταινία μετά την άλλη, μπαίνοντας ολοένα και πιο βαθιά σε εκείνον τον κόσμο, όπως με τις ταινίες του Μάρτιν Σκορτσέζε για τη Νέα Υόρκη, από το κακόφημοι δρόμοι ως το καζίνο, ήρωες όχι πλήρως προσαρμοσμένοι, με μια τάση φυγής και μεγάλη ευαισθησία, με την ανασ [...]
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Solistas Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
3.5/5"Λόγια, λόγια, λόγια. Νυχτερινές Ικεσίες.Εκείνες οι λέξεις που δεν ξεστόμισαν κ τώρα τις σκέφτονται κ ακούγονται μες στον νου τους σαν σπαραχτικά ουρλιαχτά, κραυγές αγωνίας κ αγάπης. Δύο σιωπηλές λιτανείες κ εγώ στη μέση αυτής της παράξενης καταιγίδας, κοντά σ'έναν πλανήτ [...]
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Xenia Germeni Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Ένα βιβλίο ή πολλά βιβλία ή όλα τα βιβλία που θες να διαβάσεις. Ένας κόσμος κοντά και ένας κόσμος μακριά. Ο Gamboa έφτιαξε έναν υφαντόκοσμο του πραγματικού και του σκληρού κόσμου της Λατινικής Αμερικής, της Ασίας και της Ευρώπης. Έναν κόσμο που σε ρουφάει, σε λικνίζει, σε υπνωτί [...]
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Roberto Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Bangkok, senza ritornoPreghiere notturne è un romanzo complesso che intreccia la storia recente della Colombia con quella del grande amore che lega due fratelli, Manuel e Juana.La Colombia del presidente Alvaro Uribe viene osservata dalla famiglie dei due fratelli, persone del ceto medio che disprezzano la cultura e che fanno affidamento solo sulla televisione e sulle menzogne propagandistiche che essa trasmette. Stragi, collusione coi narcotrafficanti, corruzione, uccisioni di oppositori al go [...]
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Glire Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge #33: A book set in two different time periods."Palabras, palabras, palabras. Plegarias nocturnas. Las que no se dijeron y ahora piensan y que en sus mentes son desgarrados alaridos, gritos de ansiedad y amor. Dos letanías silenciosas, y yo en medio de esa extraña tormenta, cerca de un planeta creado por ellos que jamás habitaron. Dos seres frágiles que añoran estar juntos y ser olvidados, y la vida, como un muro, interponiéndose."¿Qué sé yo acerca de lo q [...]
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jeremy Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
words, words, wordsght prayersose they had not said to each other and now were thinking, words that in their minds were heartrending screams, cries of anxiety and love. two silent litanies, and me in the middle of that strange storm, near a planet created by those who never lived on it. two fragile creatures who longed to be together and to be forgotten, and life, like a wall, coming between them.a thrilling and impressive work of fiction, night prayers (plegarias nocturnas) is the second work o [...]
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Camila Romero Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Una historia no apta para sensibles, la verdad es que me impacto mucho al final, y no pude evitar derramar una lagrima o sentirme mal, existen autores que tienen una capacidad tocar nuestros mas profundos sentimientos, sensaciones, y hacerlas florecer. Estuve en Bangkok, ¿Mi boleto de avion? Este libro, lo describe de una manera tan detallada, que es como haber estado en cada calle y esquina de Bangkok, haber sentido sus olores, su clima, saborear cada comida exotica, fue una experiencia inigua [...]
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George-Icaros Babassakis Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Και μόνο για το Κεφάλαιο 4, είναι διαμάντι. Χώρια που παίζει ο Ντέιβιντ Φόστερ Γουάλας πιο μετά. Έξοχον ανάγνωσμα!
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Laura Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
This was a craaaazy book, the reader certainly does not expect everything that happens. It seemed a bit slow at the beginning (yet interesting); however, when Manuel finds a clue about Juana things spin around like crazy. It's a great story, albeit I'll have to say that calling it a "love" story was a bit incestuous (was I the only one thinking that at the end?)I did have two issues with the book: 1st, I did not understand "Inter-neta's" chapters. I thought there's be a point where the reader wo [...]
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Maria Altiki Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Το Νυχτερινές Ικεσίες είναι ένα βιβλιοφιλικό κοινωνικοπολιτικό νουάρ μυθιστόρημα, που διαβάζοντας το, μαθαίνεις την πρόσφατη ιστορία της Κολομβίας επί κυβέρνησης Αλβάρο Ουρίμπε (2002-2010), αλλά δεν είναι μόνο αυτό. Πρόκειται και για μια ιστορία αγάπης δύο αδελφών, του Μανουέ [...]
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Alejandro Garzón Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Santiago Gamboa sin duda se ha convertido en uno de mis escritores favoritos. Este libro muy bueno, narra una historia de amor entre hermanos en los tiempos de Uribe; tiempos de masacres, falsos positivos y esperanzas desmedidas en medio de un país que le cuesta dejar de vivir sin violencia.
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Ελένη Αθανασίου Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Μια αρχή πολλά υποσχόμενη, μια μέση αδιάφορη και ένα τέλος τόσο φλύαροΠίσω απ το άλλοθι της κοινωνικοπολιτικής προσέγγισης απόμεινε μόνο το σεξ η βία και η νοθεία. Απ τα τόσα ονόματα που ¨παίζουν¨στις σελίδες του, τον μήνυσε άραγε κανένα για το δήθεν ιστορικό πλαίσιο? Μια τ [...]
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Vivek Tejuja Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Reading “Night Prayers” by Santiago Gambao is like watching a movie on adrenalin. It is not only a crime novel but also a literary crime novel that takes you through the heartland of Latin America. It is also a story of sibling love and so much happening in the background, that you don’t realize when you have come to the end of the book. “Night Prayers” may seem like it isn’t an easy read when you begin it, however, once you start, you realize it is most simple and a fabulous read at [...]
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Vasileios Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
dreamersandco/2012/11/Το βιβλίο “Βραδυνές Προσευχές” (Plegarias Nocturnas) του Santiago Gamboa αποτελεί ένα μείγμα μεταξύ μυθιστορήματος και χρονικού, βάζει τον αναγνώστη στο παιχνίδι της αφήγησης, ενώ το τέλος είναι ανοικτό τόσο στην αξία της ανθρώπινης ζωής όσο και στην αξία της λογοτεχνίας. Αν κ [...]
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Tomas Conde Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Vivo entre Plegarias nocturnas que se pierden en lo oscuro de la noche, cuando uno es soldado sin saberlo de ciudades en que se viven guerras diarias como Bogotá, Bangkok, Caracas, Sao pablo y muchas que se están convirtiendo en el nuevo estereotipo de esta nueva era. Sin saberlo en estos campos de batalla, se esta arriesgando la vida todos los días y al parecer los únicos sueños de libertad son escapar lo mas lejos posible, romper toda relación con el pasado y pelear a toda consta para sa [...]
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Carolina Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Sentí una rabia incontrolable por su final, quería abrazar el libro y gritarle su maldita crudeza. Sentí rabia por entender que en realidad la vida es así y que cosas como las de Manuel y Juana pasan todo el tiempo en este país, en Tailandia en India, en Irán, Japón e infinidad de lugares mientras cada uno de nosotros logra vivir en medio de esto que llamamos mundo.
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Pickle Farmer Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
4 1/2 stars. Wow, what a book! It took me a couple of tries to get into it but once I got through the first chapters, what a read! My favorite thing about this book so far was its depiction of the years in which President Uribe assumes power, a time a remember very well, and thus it was very enjoyable for me to read. The contrast between the far-left daughter and her more conservative parents was particularly interesting for me. I loved the Bolaño-esque style of the book (long rambling sentence [...]
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Kostas Kyriakopoulos Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Santiago Gamboa, "Νυχτερινές ικεσίες"(εκδόσεις Πόλις, μτφρ.: Βασιλική Κνήτου)Υπάρχουν βιβλία που σε κάνουν να θες να τα κλείσεις, όχι για κανέναν άλλον λόγο αλλά για να μοιραστείς αποσπάσματά τους και να αρχίσεις να συζητάς για αυτά. Οι "Νυχτερινές ικεσίες" είναι ένα από αυτά. Μπορεί [...]
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Juan Carlos Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
En la novela el cónsul de Colombia en Nueva Delhi (India) ha de partir hacia Bangkok para interesarse por la suerte de un joven colombiano detenido allí por tráfico de drogas. El futuro de Manuel Manrique, el joven detenido, es fácil de prever: condena a muerte o como poco treinta años de reclusión si reconoce su culpa. El diplomático conversará con Manuel que le contará su vida desde su más tierna infancia hasta ese momento y le aclarará que viajó hasta Tailandia en busca de su herm [...]
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Eric Uribares Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
no había leído a este compa y la verdad se defiende muy bien. se le nota el colmillo. la novela no flaquea, sale bien librada y no es aspiracional. voy a seguir la huella de Gamboa.
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Jack Petro Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
ΕΞΑΙΡΕΤΙΚΟ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΜΑ. ΤΑ ΕΙΧΕ ΟΛΑ ΜΕΣΑΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ, ΣΑΣΠΕΝΣ, ΒΙΑ, ΑΝΘΡΩΠΙΑΠΑΝΩ ΑΠ'ΟΛΑ ΟΜΩΣ, ΕΝΑ ΑΚΡΩΣ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΦΙΛΙΚΟ ΒΙΒΛΙΟ.
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Jostein Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Prières nocturnes, ce sont celles d’un frère et d’une sœur, chacun enfermé dans des prisons physiques ou morales.Manuel, 27 ans est emprisonné à Bangkwang en Thaïlande pour possession de drogues. Il avait quitté Bogota à la recherche de sa sœur partie au Japon comme escort-girl.Issu d’un milieu de classe moyenne, né dans une famille de conservateurs soumis au régime d’Alvaro Uribe, Manuel et Juana vont très vite avoir envie de fuir ce pays." Seules les difficultés que nous [...]
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Juan Escobar Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Este libro es toda una sorpresa. Una literatura bonitisima, por rítmica, y precisa para hacer memoria de la Colombia que nos tocó vivir, que es muy dolorosa, porque ser colombiano es de las cosas más hifueputas que hay.Papá tenía conciencia de clase y creía que su deber era esperar, pacientemente.Todos los ingredientes de una novela de viajes, de traiciones y amores, de literatura y política. Teje o mezcla estos condimentos, y sale una novela vertiginosa y atrapante.Una vieja crónica tai [...]
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Ariadna73 Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
This author is very entertaining and easy to read. The only thing I don't like of him and all the books I have read from him is his obsession with detailed descriptions of sexual encounters that do not give anything to the enhance the story. Sometimes it sounds like he is obsessed, and sometimes it sounds like he wants to sell books no matter what and he doesn't believe in his great talent, so he uses the explicit sex scenes as a bait for some younger readers. I can be certain that this author h [...]
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Mark Hamilton Sep 25, 2020 - 03:26 AM
Although the further along I got the more it felt like "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" this was a very enjoyable, emotionally-compelling book. Great character development. For the most part I enjoyed the author's digressions (I'll say I didn't mind learning about the history of gin; although, I have no idea what purpose it served to this particular story). I'd definitely like to read more from Mr. Gamboa. I am curious how this book was received in his native Colombia. Even though he's lived in [...]
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Night Prayers By Santiago Gamboa A Colombian philosophy student is arrested in Bangkok and accused of drug trafficking Unless he enters a guilty plea he will almost certainly be sentenced to death But it is not his own death that weighs most heavily on him but a tender longing for his sister, Juana, whom he hasn t seen for years Before he dies he wants nothing than to be reunited with her.As a boyA Colombian philosophy student is arrested in Bangkok and accused of drug trafficking Unless he enters a guilty plea he will almost certainly be sentenced to death But it is not his own death that weighs most heavily on him but a tender longing for his sister, Juana, whom he hasn t seen for years Before he dies he wants nothing than to be reunited with her.As a boy, Manuel was a dreamer, a lover of literature, and a tagger Juana made a promise to do everything in her power to protect him from the drug and violence infested streets of Bogot She decided to take him as far from Colombia as possible, and in order to raise the money to do so, she went to work as a high priced escort and entered into contact with the dangerous world of corrupt politicians When things spun out of control she was forced to flee, leaving her beloved brother behind Juana and Manuel s story reaches the ears of the Colombian counsel general in New Delhi, and he tracks down Juana, now married to a rich Japanese man, in Tokyo The counsel general takes it upon himself to reunite the two siblings A feat that may be beyond his power Fans of both Roberto Bola o and Gabriel Garc a M rquez will find much to admire in this story about the mean streets of Bogot , the sordid bordellos of Thailand, and a love between siblings that knows no end With the stylishness that has earned him a reputation as one of the most important Colombian writers Manuel V zquez Montalb n , Santiago Gamboa lends his story a driving, irresistible rhythm.

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