Rodrigo Hasbún ¹ 5 Free downloadDaughter dynamic here Both affected by the political forces aligned with Hans far right Nazism and "for Monika far eft MarxismMembers of the family and Hans Ertl himself deny ever joining " Monika far Time to Fly (Wild at Heart, left MarxismMembers of the family and Hans Ertl himself deny ever joining Nazi party and he denied this until his death in 2000 He was a camera man in Riefenstahl s Olympia film and was also a photographer and camera man of Rommel s campaigns throughout North AfricaMonika s realife is not as well documented other than the crime that ead to the international manhunt and time on the Most Wanted ist after she planned and personally assassinated the politician who ordered Che Guevara s body mutilation after his death cutting the hands from the corpse She earned the title of Che s Avenger for the act and was ater killed her body never recovered Don t try to provoke me with political comments it will end badlyDisrespect to the memory of a man fighting against tyranny disrespect to the victims of the Holocaust Pseudo eualizing the Nazi monsters with Che s fightLearn some Histo Trigger warnings mentions of torture implications of Nazism I think that s allI was hooked by the beginning of this tiny ittle book It s about a German family Mind Games (Lock Mori, living in Bolivia in the 1950s and 1960s and the book begins with the father of the familyeading
an expedition to The Rogue (Rothvale Legacy Historical Romance, look for aost city Uh YES From there it covers the Bolivianexpedition to 1948 look for aost city Uh YES From there it covers the Bolivian and the way that the various family members struggle with that And it was definitely an interesting and compelling read But It s only 160 pages And in that time it covers over 20 years and jumps between about five different protagonists and first second AND third person narrations Add in the fact that I know almost nothing about Bolivian history andthis kind of made me feel stupid Soyeah A short novel that Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, left me wanting Family dynamics and the way history and your environment effect the very nature of your being is what this somewhat short story dwells upon We are introduced to the Ertl family who have escaped to Bolivia following World War 2 where the father Hans was a cameraman for the filmmakerpropagandist Leni Riefenstahl Hans ever the one for fantastic ideas embarks on a search enlisting two of his daughters for theost city of Paitit resulting in disastrous conseuences In Bolivia the political unrest ensuing allows for the rise of Che Guevara which one of Hans s daughters Monika follows and eventually becomes know as his avenger As one can imagine all does not end well for herThis tale is a story of a family s dissolution through the path that each member follows While some are Dark Wish (Starlight Gods, left to follow foolhardy practices others within the family areeft to pick up the pieces of their actions The time frame of the sixties and seventies with both their enthusiasm and violence are The Dublin Diary of Stanislaus Joyce laid out in this tale Sad but ultimately true the concept that families fall apart when some of their members commit themselves toife s foolish paths holds trueThank you to NetGally and Simon and Schuster for providing an advanced copy of this book for an unbiased review. Ough the various erratic trajectories of each family member from Hans and his constant engagement in colossal projects to his daughter Monika heir to his adventurous spirit who joins the Bolivian Marxist guerrillas and becomes known as 'Che Guevara's avenger' and the story of a woman in search of herself the story of the heartrending relationship between a father and a daughter the story of a family adrif.
In that it encompasses than 30 years and attempts to tell the stories of five people s ives during that time In trying to take on so much it is difficult to empathise or even be familiar with any of the characters There is a ot of history crammed in as well Hans Ertl was a Nazi cameraman and although never a member of the party fled with his wife and three daughters to South America in the ate stages of the war as so many did Having Der Fall von Madrid led an unsuccessful expedition in search of aegendary Inca city his previously happy family ife deteriorates The chapters are told from the point of view of the father and his daughters alternately as they become involved with the Bolivian Revolution in 1952 and the following period of political unrest to the 1967 revolution Having ived in South America for some years I found the novel of interest though it was not an easy read I can t help have the feeling the Hasb n has tried to do too much in such few pages and missed an opportunity of writing a sympathetic and deeper account You feel too close to yourself and from there everything Lincs Retribution (Brothers of Devils Comfort MC, looks blurred From AFFECTIONS by Rodrigo Hasb n translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes 20042016 ReadtheWorld21 Bolivia1950s La Paz Bolivia the Ertl family emigrates from Germany Hans Ertl a cinematographer who worked with Leni Riefenstahl on several Nazi propaganda films is noonger able to find work due to his past alliances and moves with his family to start againWritten in sparse prose focusing on 12 vignettes from different family members we get the framework story of a family in a rapidly shifting environmentAs each character speaks there s foreshadowing of an event that occurs that changes everything The reader gathers the breadcrumbs
lead to the eventHans and his eldest daughter Monika are the main characters with supporting roles from Hans wife and other daughters The family establishes in La Paz Hans goes back to filmmaking and Monika follows in his footsteps Into the 60s Monika joinsThat Lead To The
Che Guevara s ELN Guerilla warfare becomes the driving force in her ife Leading to the event described byGuevara s ELN Guerilla warfare becomes the driving force in her ife Leading to the event described by family members and His Secret Baby 5 later in Monika s own narrativeThe story happens in the margins the space between the words on the page This reuires aittle of the reader and possibly some extra research about the events and the historical figures involvedHistorical fiction can be a tricky game especially when imagining inner thoughts and motivations of real people in a historical context The events described in AFFECTIONS are modern and still in public memory and consciousness and even then the events are still charged with political animosity and the resulting criminal actsLeave your audience wanting at 140 pages this one is much bigger than its size it could have been much 69 Shades of Nashville longer and detailed there s rich soil for storytelling here Hasb n chose the spare and uiet and Iiked this approach Less is with AffectionsMORE HISTORICAL CONTEXT and some spoilers for the story because of historyThere s an interesting father. Ides to embark on an expedition in search of Paitití a Deirdre (Las feas también los enamoran, legendary Inca city The failure of their outlandish uest into the depths of the rainforest proves fateful initiating the end of a family whose subseuent voyage of discovery ends up eroding everything which once held it togetherAgainst the backdrop of the both optimistic and violent 1950s and 1960s Affections traces the Ertls' inevitable breakdown thr. This is a stunning gem of a spare novel that delivers a punch through a turning of a phrase and the emotional intensity of the multiple narrators I was attracted to this book by its photographike cover and the anticipation of reading a story set primarily in Bolivar While the storyline is steeped in politics hovering in the background it is the emotional turbulence of the characters as revealed by the narrators about themselves and other characters that had me intrigued as I read this this book in one
#sitting inspired by #Inspired by Otis (Selected Sinners MC, lives of the Ertl family after the fled to Bolivia to start over after the collapse of Nazi Germany the tumultuous times in Bolivia fueled the dynamics the unsettled family into une Maybe only 25 but there were moments of beauty so Il go with 3 I m just not uite sure what to make of this very brief albeit pretty intense novel I was unfamiliar with the real Hard Rock life Ertl family when I started reading but was intrigued enough to do aittle research Knowing the backstory made this fiction treatment much interesting but it still wasn t enough This felt unfinished Must Love Santa like the pitch for a really interesting story that wasn t uite developedI couldn t help thinking of the Harrison Ford movie when he s a missionary I think and drags his family through a jungle and goes insane I just couldn t get his face out of my mind A spare novel Yup so spare that it wasike an empty box There s never a value or value For the Reign (For the Blood laden sentence about the Nazis who escaped to Bolivia The patriarch who had been Leni Riefenstahl s main cameraman is drawn as a dream filled adventurer Swell guy At one point in his documentary he starts a huge fire which rapidly becomes out of control but is doused by a sudden surprise downpour He yelledike a man possessed his arms What a strange mysterious deeply compelling book I highly recommend that people Passions Ransom look up the history behind the characters on Wikipedia even though the novel bluntly advises us that the novel is not nor does it attempt to be a faithful portrait of any member of the Erlt family Still though even though ifittle of the history appears in the book Nazis helping the CIA hunt down Che Guevara what a story The story
that DOES appear in the book took a while for me to get into I started the book and putDOES appear in the book took a while for me to get into I started the book and put down at BOB MARLEY BASS COLLECTION least two times but once I knew the history that helped aot I read somewhere that the book was initially a Prismas stora bok om Mytologi lotonger but the author cut it down to its bare bones What a brave choice The story in here could have easily been fattened up to 300 pages but as is it works as a strange kind of poetry its thinness I underlined so many sentences in this book and the haunting image of the final chapter in which are hired to dig what is most Bunny Lake is Missing likely a grave will stay with me for a while Not an easy read but if you re interested in guerrilla stories or Latin America of the 60s a highly recommended one Affections Rodrigo Hasb n Based on actual events and set almost entirely in Bolivia this is a sprawling novella if there can be such a thing. Loosely based on real events Affections tells the story of the eccentric fascinating Ertl family headed by the egocentric and extraordinary Hans once Leni Riefenstahl's famous cameraman and Rommel's 'personal photographer' Having fled Germany shortly after the country's defeat in the war the family nowives in Bolivia However shortly after their arrival Hans an enthusiastic adventurer and mountaineer dec. ,