Hot Sur

Hot Sur From revered Colombian writer Laura Restrepo comes the smart thrilling story of a young woman trying to outrun a nightmare Mar a Paz is a young Latin American woman who like many others has come to

  • Title: Hot Sur
  • Author: Laura Restrepo Ernesto Mestre-Reed
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  • Page: 373
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  • From revered Colombian writer Laura Restrepo comes the smart, thrilling story of a young woman trying to outrun a nightmare.Mar a Paz is a young Latin American woman who, like many others, has come to America chasing a dream When she is accused of murdering her husband and sentenced to life behind bars, she must struggle to keep hope alive as she works to prove her innoceFrom revered Colombian writer Laura Restrepo comes the smart, thrilling story of a young woman trying to outrun a nightmare.Mar a Paz is a young Latin American woman who, like many others, has come to America chasing a dream When she is accused of murdering her husband and sentenced to life behind bars, she must struggle to keep hope alive as she works to prove her innocence But the dangers of prison are not her only obstacles gaining freedom would mean facing an even greater horror lying in wait outside the prison gates, one that will stop at nothing to get her back Can Mar a Paz survive this double threat in a land where danger and desperation are always one step behind, and safety and happiness seem just out of reach

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    1. Laura Restrepo Ernesto Mestre-Reed

      Laura Restrepo is a Colombian writer Her first fiction novel, Isle of Passion, is based on historical facts from Clipperton Island.She is an award winning author In 1997, she won the Premio Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz prize at the Guadalajara Book Fair for her novel The Angel of Galilea In 2002 she won the Premio Arzobispo San Clemente Award for her novel Leopard in the Sun In 2004 she won the VII Premio Alfaguara de Novella Prize for Delirium She also won the Grinzane Cavour Prize in Italy for best foreign fiction in 2006 In 2007 it was the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Her novel Dulce Compa a won the Prix France Culture in France.

    877 thoughts on “Hot Sur”

    1. I read this because it was one of the Prime monthly picks (generally none of them are appealing to me, so I've been reading outside my comfort zone) and 2) I'm a sucker for an unreliable narrator, and here there were several. I was also intrigued with a Spanish language book set in the US and translated into English because I live in a bubble and I'd never read one. (And yes, it made me feel like a dork to realize that.) I stayed up late finishing it--not because I was so engaged with any of th [...]


    2. Slow moving and poorly edited.I consider myself an avid and advanced reader. I completed 4 years of grad school and read some boring textbooks, but I found this hard to get through. There was one paragraph that didn't break for over three plus pages. The plot takes a very long time to build, and I really don't relate to or appreciate the heroine. She is naive, stupid, reckless and weak. I would not recommended this for any light reading. The plot is of a junky murder mystery/criminal mind nature [...]


    3. "What is most interesting about Hot Sur is its unclassifiable, slippery nature. Restrepo is capable of fully seizing our attention as we identify with María Paz and suffer along with her, as we try to understand her fear and anxiety, her decisions, and, most of all, her dreams. More than anything, there is a sense of humanity and redemption in the novel. The rest is politics." - Marcelo Rioseco, University of OklahomaThis book was reviewed in the May 2014 issue of World Literature Today. Read t [...]


    4. Long winded and confusing.This book was annoying. I have wasted my time and sit here wondering what I've just read. I dislike the unanswered parts of the story and the only suspense that made it a two star instead of one, ended up being a let down with so surprises at all. Very dull book and could have been cut in half at least.


    5. Es un grandísimo y rotundo no para mí. No me gustó. Y eso que fue mi mamá quien me lo regaló.Primera cosa que no me gustó: los personajes. Son poco creíbles, no sentí empatía por ninguno de ellos y los considero bastante planos y sosos. El personaje de María Paz y los demás "principales" son cliché y caen demasiado en los estereotipos: Los gringos buenos que entiendes la cultura latinoamericana y los gringos malos que no les importa. Los latinos supersticiosos, escandalosos, "con san [...]


    6. Un libro muy interesante y entretenido, siempre busca mantener una serie de hechos que mantengan al lector pendiente de lo que pasará.Me gusta como los hechos se van uniendo entre si, y la idea de escribirlo a manera de entrevista, con escritos de los protagonistas es buena, y se sabe manejar muy bien; a pesar de no llevar un orden cronológico estricto, uno no se pierde. Es llevadera y uno se encariña con los personajes, al querer resaltar lo latino, ponen muchos modales y cosas muy de "casa" [...]


    7. Este libro es un 4.5 neto. Es el primer thriller que leo de una escritora colombiana y me encantó. ¿Han escuchado del sueño americano? Pues bien, este libro trata de eso y lo malo que podría ocurrir cuando nada está a tu favor.Recomendado.


    8. «A lo mejor tener un sueño y tener una decepción son la misma cosa, las dos caras de la moneda, el sueño que viene primero y la decepción que llega después. Y así gira la rueda, vuelta a empezar una y otra vez, del sueño a la decepción, de la decepción al sueño. Parece una tontería, pero toma años aceptar que en la vida no avanzas en línea recta sino que te agotas en círculos.»Vaya historia que ha conseguido armar Laura Restrepo, apasionante, profunda, por momentos estremecedora, [...]


    9. ==========A eso llamo yo deep play, o mejor dicho así lo llama Sloterdijk, y define el término como acciones rituales profundamente envolventes y de máximo estrés. ========== Sólo existe en la medida en que hay un alguien que la cuenta y otro alguien que la escucha. ==========Walter Benjamin dice que la narrativa es el lenguaje del perdón. ==========La diferencia entre miedo y ansiedad. Decía que el miedo es un sentimiento frente a algo o alguien, como decir un perro que nos ladra o un po [...]


    10. A pesar de que el final me emocionó bastante, este libro no cumplió las expectativas que le tenía. Increiblemente lento y aburridor al inicio, y bastante rápido y mal manejado al final. Los personajes me gustaron y creo que fueron bien construidos, pero la autora es incapaz de darles una voz propia: todos ellos, incluyendo los gringos, hablan casi o similar a Maria Paz, quien, sin duda, es la mejor creación de la autora: terca, hermosa, inocente, llevada de su parecer y, en gral, con muchas [...]


    11. Hot Sur by Laura Restrepo, and translated into English by Ernesto Mestre-Reed, is a hard-boiled mystery thriller which really fascinated me. I’m new to the author and she is the first Columbian writer I’ve come across in a long time. In a refreshing change from the typical mystery thrillers that I have read, Hot Sur follows the characters through interviews and written confessions.As a huge fan of thriller, I find the overall them of Hot Sur quite interesting. The plot has enough twists and [...]


    12. I really enjoyed this book. I loved the way it started and the way the author drew you in, without giving you any idea what the start was actually about. The tension seemed to drop about half-way in but once it picked up again two-thirds of the way into the book, I couldn't put it down. The narrative does jump, which may irritate some people. I liked this, though: I thought the author's use of notes and interviews as devices added layers of convincing detail. Her descriptions are so vivid that I [...]


    13. What is better than an unreliable narrator? Three of them! I loved the tension throughout this book, and feeling constantly unbalanced as I questioned the narrators. Unfortunately, the ending was so out of keeping with the tone of the rest of the novel that I have walked away feeling terribly disappointed.


    14. Excelente libro. Me mantuvo al borde de mi asiento. Como thriller está bien logrado y además creo que refleja bien y hace un buen análisis del sueño americano.


    15. Todo inició con Delirio, aquel premiado libro que llegó a mi vida por obras del Dios de las promociones. No pasaron muchas páginas de lectura para que me atrapara y me hiciera todo suyo. Se volvió mi fiel compañero de transporte público durante un par de días, y que puedo decir, cuando todo acabó fue muy doloroso. Pero el Dios de las promociones hizo su trabajo una vez más y me trajo el libro más reciente de aquella escritora que dio a luz al que fue el amor de mi vida por unos días, [...]


    16. My sister had sent me this book straight from the publishing company she works for in Barcelona. - She had previously turned me onto The Millennium Series (that is the European coined name for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series)- before it hit America and was a hit- I ate those up! She also introduced me to all of Carlos Luis Zafron - another gem of a writer. And now Laura Restrepo! Such an in depth, captivating escape into the lives of these characters and magnetic plot that included geogra [...]


    17. "Ya le digo, míster Rose, América no está en ningún lado. América sólo está en los sueños de los que soñamos con América. Eso lo sé ahora, pero me tomó años descubrirlo." "Este Dios suramericano eran en cambio un tipo de extracción popular, un héroe plebeyo que atraía a la multitud con sus desplantes melodramáticos, un pobre entre los pobres que sufría y sangraba a la par con ellos, un Señor de las Llagas, un Amo de los Dolores, que fascinaba a las multitudes con su capacidad [...]


    18. No se por donde empezar El tema es interesante, disfruto muchos de los thrillers, pero este nunca me terminó de engancharEl libro esta escrito en 3 puntos de vistas. Uno es por medio de los escritos de Ma Paz, escritos del cuaderno de Cleve (profesor de escritura de Ma Paz) y la entrevista entre la escritora/periodista e Ian Rose, papa de Cleve.Lo que mas me gustaba era leer los escritos de Ma Paz y los de Cleve daban mas pistas de lo que estaba pasando, pero las partes entre la narradora y Ros [...]


    19. Me atrapo un monton la historia y todo aquello, no he leido muchos escritores colombianos asi que no tengo mucho de donde comparar,pero lo unico que puedo decir y que me fascino es la manera en que no olvida los dichos y palabras propias de nuestra cultura. Maria Paz,como le tome cariño y como la odie a la vez, se me parecio mucho a una conocida, vivaz pero se emboba con cualquier mequetrefe y no lo cree capaz de matar ni a una mosca.Muestra tambien la mentalidad de muchas personas acerca de "A [...]


    20. This book was rambling, disjointed, and full of run-on sentences. I can't tell if that is the fault of the translator making poor transition from Spanish to English or if the author wanted it to sound so unnatural. It also had poor time line management. The story is partially being told to an "interviewer" who is never properly introduced, and our main female character, Maria Paz, is confusing and somewhat unsympathetic. The main male narrator, Ian Rose, though not entirely consistent, is a some [...]


    21. With "mystery thriller" as the main narrative arch, Restrepo manages to also showcase her journalistic styles. Told from the viewpoint of multiple characters, each reasonably fleshed out to support the protagonist Maria Paz, the author weaves letters and memoirs into this intricate and multi-layered tale. Restrepo's voyeuristic treatment of the cultures involved in incarceration, (undocumented) immigration, and religious fanaticism immerses the reader in all three, and the resultant collision is [...]



    22. Un thriller bien sustancioso, este primer libro que leo de Restrepo. Me gusta como la historia de María Paz, inmigrante ilegal a USA encarcelada por la muerte de su esposo americano, se presenta desde unos aparentemente inconexos antecedentes, y va completándose a partir de la propia voz de María, las notas de Cleve, que le da clases de escritura en la cárcel, y una entrevista al padre de Cleve, que recapitula.Hay bastante que leer acá: una bastante rica narrativa de la inmigración, de las [...]


    23. Nunca había leído nada de esta autora pero después de este libro definitivamente leeré los demás.Para comenzar, lo que me llamó la atención fue el ¨american dream¨ que los latinoamericanos creemos que podemos vivir en EU, el racismo, incluso las personas que ya están allá que caminan, expresan y viven como si le debieran algo a la sociedad estadounidense.La pobre María Paz representa miles de mujeres, la fuerza del personaje y por supuesto, las decisiones pendejas que las mujeres tom [...]


    24. You have to hang in there to get to the good part.It's the story of Maria Paz, immigrant of Columbia, accused of murdering her husband. Also the story of Ian Rose, whose only son died in a tragic motorcycle crash. There's also a ritualistic serial killer on the loose. If I had to rate this book after the first 25% - 30%, I probably would have gone with 2 stars at the most. It is a very tedious, difficult read up to that point, and it takes at least that long to find a connection between the firs [...]


    25. I received Hot Sur as a Kindle First and I should have read reviews before I started this book. I read it all the way through, but I'm wondering why. The story is told in different voices, mostly the two mail characters, Maria Paz and Mr. Rose. The story has all the right things, a bad guy, a good guy, a beautiful girl, but it is a painfully slow and sometime boring read. The majority of the book is jumbled recollections of the characters and not much dialogue. It took me a long time to get thro [...]


    26. And soI've finished reading this wonderful book. I feel sorry for those who could not appreciate it. It was so suspenseful, intense, and many-layered.I got the same feeling I did when I read "No Country for Old Men", which is a favorite of mine. The way the story was presented from several viewpoints adds a lot of depth to characters and plot. The translator also did a fantastic job.I would love to read much more by this talented Colombian writer. I received "Hot Sur" for free from First Reads [...]


    27. En lo personal no me gusto mucho, si llego a crearme suspenso y el deseo de llegar a lo medular, pero se tardaba mucho, el personaje de Maria Paz había momentos que quería echarle un balde agua fría para que reaccionaría, jamás me gusto su papel, o muy tonta o muy inteligente.Esperaba que el final fuera en verdad lo mas valioso del libro pero no fue así, el asesino jamás llego a Maria Paz o a su hermana, la escena donde muere el psicopata religioso fue de lo mas absurdo y sin emoción, no [...]


    28. This is not an easy read. It is a very slow developing narrative that is shared by multiple points of view through various flashbacks. It is the story of Maria Paz. It is the story of a serial killer. It is the story of a grieving father. The links that bind these characters together are mostly hidden until about half way through this long book. It takes patience to stay with it but ultimately the ending is rewarding, despite a protagonist that makes you want to shake her silly for so many bad d [...]


    29. I just found the style of this book extremely difficult to read. Large sections of it are written in a personal narrative that wanders back and forth in the style of spoken conversation. It's very effective at capturing how people talk, and giving you a sense of the character herself and what it would be like to know her personally. but ineffective at moving the plot forward. The fact that I read this as a kindle edition while commuting likely did not help me connect with the book the way I migh [...]


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