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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (497 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Juan Pablo Villalobos Narrator: Fernando Caride Publisher: audiomol.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Tochtli le gustan los sombreros, los diccionarios, los samuráis, las guillotinas y los franceses. Pero Tochtli es un niño y ahora lo que quiere es un nuevo animal para su zoológico privado: un hipopótamo enano de Liberia. Su padre, Yolcaut, un narcotraficante en la cúspide del poder, está dispuesto a cumplir todos sus caprichos. No importa que se trate de un animal exótico en peligro de extinción. Porque Yolcaut siempre puede. Tochtli vive en un palacio. Una madriguera recubierta de oro en la que convive con trece o quizá catorce personas: matones, meretrices, dealers, sirvientes y algún político corrupto. Además está Mazatzin, su profesor particular, para quien el mundo es un lugar lleno de injusticias donde los imperialistas tienen la culpa de todo. Fiesta en la madriguera, una excelente y más que prometedora primera novela, es la crónica de un viaje delirante para cumplir un capricho. Cabezas cortadas, ríos de sangre, restos humanos, montañas de cadáveres. La madriguera está en México y ya se sabe: México a veces es un país magnífico y a veces es un país nefasto. Las cosas son así. La vida, al fin y al cabo, es un juego y una fiesta.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David Gallin-Parisi | 2/1/2014

    " Kid narrator tells all about living with Mexican drug lords. Except this isn't what you think. Not recommended for true crime enthusiasts or historians. This is satire, humorous, quickly dreamy, and magical. If you were able to take the term magical realism and change it into a Puff Daddy music video, or if you were able to take NPR headlines of Mexico's growing number of headless corpses and turn them into a David after the dentist youtube sensation - you'd be much closer. This slim book has black humor, the continuation and loss of childhood innocence, and damn imperialists mentioned during side character's "lectures" at the palace. Get this fast read for hilarious narration and extended use of the words "pathetic", "sordid", and "prestige". Also for anybody who likes Mark Twain - this is the closest I can think of for a kid narrating his understanding of the world. Not a road trip book, or American navigation, instead a short perspective of drugs, money, and youth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe | 1/23/2014

    " Very good book, and an easy read, (only 70 pages), but an interesting perspective on how a young boy thinks when he only knows 14 people. Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. But Tochtli is a child whose father is a drug baron on the verge of taking over a powerful cartel, and Tochtli is growing up in a luxury hideout that he shares with hit men, prostitutes, dealers, servants and the odd corrupt politician or two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anne | 12/25/2013

    " The simplicity of language and style make this a compelling read, but the story is very disturbing. It's a snapshot of the life of a young boy whose father is a drugs baron in Mexico and because it covers only a short period of time there is no resolution or progression. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Clara | 12/25/2013

    " This first novel by the Mexican writer Juan Pablo Villalobos, was a fortunate find that I came across while looking for something else. Told from the perspective of a child, it describes the boy's life as the son of a Mexican drug lord. Villalobos is particularly skillful in having the child provide not simply a view of his surroundings (as fantastical as they are) but, obliquely (and therein lies Villalobos' mastery), their devastating effect on him now and, Villalobos suggests, in the future. The one review I saw, after reading the book, described it perfectly: "So this is a novel about failing to understand the bigger picture, and in its absence we can see it more clearly." Recommended. "

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