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To ask other readers questions about The Dancer and the Thiefplease sign up. Also, there’s the very good chance that, if I read this in Spanish, I might not have realized how much sex there was in this. Feb 18, Harriet rated it really liked it. These two prove that love isn’t easy, but it can be amazing. It is a fast read though, and a huge hit abroad — I thought it was just ok.
Skarmeta is a nice writer and he uses nice sense of humor at times. In this it delivers.
Also, there’s the very good chance that, if I read this in Spanish, I might not have realized how much sex there was in this. If the book does not meet your expectations that does not mean it is a bad book. Be the first to ask a question about El baile de la Victoria. Want to Read saving…. All in all it was just plain old page turning fun.
El estilo me deja un gusto agridulce. So, star for tha Strangely enough, in all my 18 years as an avid reader or more like 15, to be fair to my analphabet babyhood I had never read a book antonioo utterly Chilean as this one.
From my amateur point of view, the translation seemed good, but I think I would have enjoyed it more in Spanish. It grew on me.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Apr 07, Hannah rated it it was ok. Como aburrido, bastante lento y como q no pasa nada. Three quarters of the way I began to like it again, buuut I did not like the ending. I agree with Marv, it starts off well then becomes tedious. I liked the lyrical language and descriptive pieces, especially the short chapter where Angel is riding the horse. There was some great lyrical writing in this book, even with the translation.
Jan 14, A. I am not sure I was as awed by the story, but it was interesting enough. I finished it only because it was such an easy read and just to get it off my mind.
I think it was how vividly the characters and their emotions victorka thoughts were described. Nos atrapa desde el principio y rebosa de calidad literaria.
Mar 08, Michael rated it really liked it. The would-be dancer and the would-be thief, but also the accomplished victorka, the warden who gave the would-be thief reason to murder him, skarjeta murderer whom the warden sneaks out of prison to stalk the would-be thief, the maestro-thief’s partner’s lover Apart from that, maybe because of the overall more gritty and hopeless funny that this was much more despondent in character than Dias del Arcoiris!
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I have to say this book started out interesting but a few chapters in and it really started to annoy me. Jan 28, Karen rated it did not like it. The safe is big, but your heart is small. I think it was how vividly the characters and their emotions and thoughts were described.