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Lotería (2013)

by Mario Alberto Zambrano(Favorite Author)
3.47 of 5 Votes: 4
0062268546 (ISBN13: 9780062268549)
review 1: This book is gorgeous, physically, from the artwork to the weight of its pages. (I've always loved the aesthetic of lotería cards.) The story itself is alright. I just find it hard to really enjoy a novel when I don't love the protagonist. Even harder when not one character is likable. I did like that the story was written in Spanglish, so it was a bit of a refresher for me with the little bits of Spanish I retained. I also learned a few maldiciones along the way and for that I will be forever grateful.
review 2: The book is beautifully illustrated and it is an easy read. I enjoyed most of the book and found that I could relate to the character in several ways. The book is told through a series of memories that are instigated by a Loteria card game. At times,
... moreI found myself a bit confused. The book jumps around at different times in the protagonist's life. It's not in a format or genre that I'm used to reading. less
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It was an extremely fast read but it was lacking somewhat. Just not a full story.
Family drama, corny ending. About what I expected. It was okay.
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