Rosario Tijeras

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Rosario Tijeras
  • Jorge Franco
  • Spanish
  • 08 August 2019
  • 1583226125

About the Author: Jorge Franco

Jorge Franco, born in Colombia, studied Film Direction at the London Film School and Literature at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana MALDITO AMOR was his first book of short stories and MALA NOCHE his first novel, both of which received prestigious national awards.ROSARIO TIJERAS, published in 1999, has enjoyed spectacular commercial success in Colombia and marked the breakthrough of one of the most promising writers of new Latin American narrative It is the story of the love triangle between outlaw Rosario and two young men from Colombian high society Terrorism, violence and narco trafficking provide a fascinating background to the fast paced plot It has recently been made into a major feature film, taking the Colombian box office by storm withthan 1.000.000 movie goers flocking to the big screen within only two weeks of opening PARA SO TRAVEL 2002 solidly reaffirmed Jorge Franco s reputation with the tale of a young Colombian couple who attempt to escape the widespread violence of their country of origin by fleeing to New York as illegal immigrants MELODRAMA 2006 is yet another contemporary story of Colombians abroad in Paris He made an important comeback with the novel EL MUNDO DE AFUERA, winner the Premio Alfaguara 2014 His last book EL CIELO A TIROS, published in September 2018, became a 1 best selling title in it s first week in bookstores Gabriel Garc a M rquez has said about Jorge Franco This is one of the Colombian authors I would like to pass the torch to.Web site www.jorge franco.com


Rosario TijerasComo A Rosario Le Pegaron Un Tiro A Quemarropa Mientras Le Daban Un Beso, Confundi El Dolor Del Amor Con El De La Muerte Rosario Tijeras Es El Violento Y Violado Personaje Al Centro De Este Estudio De Contrastes Ambientado En La Medell N Autodestructiva De Los A Os Su Mismo Nombre Simb Lico Y Contradictorio A La Vez Sugiere El Conflicto Que Vive Como Mujer Que Se Convierte Al Sicariato Para Aislarse De La Violencia Aterradora De Las Calles Desde Los Pasillos Del Hospital Donde Rosario Est Luchando Por Su Vida, Antonio, El Narrador, Espera Saber Si Sobrevivir A Trav S De L Reconstruimos La Amistad Entre Los Dos, Su Historia De Amor Con Emilio Y Su Vida Como SicariaRosario Tijeras Es Una Obra Que Pertenece Al Estudio Socio Realista Latinoamericano Es Una Obra Cuya Prosa Se Revela En Toda Su Vitalidad Y Vena Po Tica

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10 thoughts on “Rosario Tijeras

  1. Fabian says:

    The P.O.V of the heartbroken young dude his story of THE story makes Rosario Tijeras absolutely realistic That the villains have no faces, no attributes but BADness elevates the work makes it contemporary, makes itimmediate andterrible You have very little idea what our titular antihero is involved in, but the redness of blood is omnipresent You get a sense of this generation of Colombian malcontents A stellar read you sigh at the fact that so little pages remain til the tra The P.O.V of the heartbroken young dude his story of THE story makes Rosario Tijeras absolutely realistic That the villains have no faces, no attributes but BADness elevates the work makes it contemporary, makes itimmediate andterrible You have very little idea what our titular antihero is involved in, but the redness of blood is omnipresent You get a sense of this generation of Colombian malcontents A stellar read you sigh at the fact that so little pages remain til the tragic conclusion It is worth it I found the Spanish copy in Sanborns in Juarez hella lucky

  2. Pammy says:

    I have read this book over 20 times Ok, so I fell in love with the character herself in my opinion one of the greatest characters of all time but I really think Jorge Franco did an amazing job with this story It makes a point on everything from Colombian culture, to poverty, to sex, to violence, to love, to women s rights, to forgiveness, to vengeance.It s pretty much the most kick ass book I ve ever read and I read alot It sucks you in to the heart of Colombia and all these sexy drug b I have read this book over 20 times Ok, so I fell in love with the character herself in my opinion one of the greatest characters of all time but I really think Jorge Franco did an amazing job with this story It makes a point on everything from Colombian culture, to poverty, to sex, to violence, to love, to women s rights, to forgiveness, to vengeance.It s pretty much the most kick ass book I ve ever read and I read alot It sucks you in to the heart of Colombia and all these sexy drug busts, and before you know it you have read the book in ONE SITTING like I did the 10th time I read it D I strongly recommend it Can I givethan 5 stars A movie for this book was released about 4 5 years ago if I m not mistaken It s also pretty intense, and one of my favorite movies, but like most movies based on a book, they change alot of things including Rosario herself In the book she is waybad ass than in the film, and though Flora Martinez actress that plays Rosario does an AMAZING job with that role, I still think she was portrayed way too whiny in the film compared to the book Still, don t get me wrong, the film gets 5 stars Read this book, you wont regret it

  3. Jim says:

    The setting is Medellin during the drug wars of the 1990s There are three main characters the beautiful but deadly Rosario Tijeras which means scissors in Spanish , her current boyfriend Emilio, and the narrator Antonio, who is hopelessly in love with her.At the very outset, Rosario is shot and taken to the hospital Antonio reminisces about the love he bore for this strange woman who is fighting for her life in a Colombian hospital The clock on the wall is permanently stuck at 4 30 as he The setting is Medellin during the drug wars of the 1990s There are three main characters the beautiful but deadly Rosario Tijeras which means scissors in Spanish , her current boyfriend Emilio, and the narrator Antonio, who is hopelessly in love with her.At the very outset, Rosario is shot and taken to the hospital Antonio reminisces about the love he bore for this strange woman who is fighting for her life in a Colombian hospital The clock on the wall is permanently stuck at 4 30 as he agonizes about his love for a woman who is at the same time a cold blooded killer and a little girl deep inside Rosario Tijeras is one of those short but intense stories of love and loss that reads well, but makes you want to take deep breaths when you come to the last page and make you feel as if you have just escaped from a very dark closet

  4. Juan Arellano says:

    Versi n en castellano luego del texto en ingl s I had some curiosity about this book, I have not seen neither the film nor the series that were made based on it, but that s not what caught my attention, but to dig a bit in the origins and in the most representative of what has come to be called narcoliterature, novels of drug dealers or sicarios or even sicaresca.The genre is very common in Mexico and also in Colombia But even people like P rez Reverte have dabbled in it La reina del surVersi n en castellano luego del texto en ingl s I had some curiosity about this book, I have not seen neither the film nor the series that were made based on it, but that s not what caught my attention, but to dig a bit in the origins and in the most representative of what has come to be called narcoliterature, novels of drug dealers or sicarios or even sicaresca.The genre is very common in Mexico and also in Colombia But even people like P rez Reverte have dabbled in it La reina del sur Jorge Franco, the author of this novel, is Colombian, from Medell n forinformation And it is in Medell n where the plot of the novel is developed.The story is presented on the back cover as that of a girl who becomes a prostitute and hitwoman in the Medellin drug trafficking scene of the 90 s the book was published in 1999 and in its development it has the good sense not to fall into glorification of the narco, which is one of the most common criticisms of the genre What they do not say is that basically the book is a love story, a love story where the beloved girl friendzones the intended lover boy, who not only accepts it but lives happy with that for a long time Well, it s a novel.Otherwise the book seemed pretty good, is well written and in a not boring style, and it makes you pass the pages without realizing it Although the narco is at the heart of the narrative, the narcos the hard of the hard as they say in the novel are not presented directly, in fact they only appear briefly, unnamed, just for once What we see is their workers, those who do the errands, those who put the chest, the assassins, the sicarios.And spoilers they are the ones who die, because in this novel the poor who take the narco as an escape route to their poverty, die, while the rich who take the narco only as a diversion, live It is not fair you ll say, but come on, justice is not one of the constituent elements of the universe It is not a question to justifying that a person has the right to get out of poverty through drug trafficking, but perhaps it would have been good to present a less class oriented vision of life My wife, who started reading this, says to me, Ah, but that s the way Medell n is.And talking about Medell n, in a way similar to the narcos, the city is present in the novel but never in a specific way, it talks about the zones of the rich and the communes of the poor on the hillsides around the city, but nobody talks about this or that neighborhood It is an interesting resource, because it allows to visualize the city and accommodate what one reads to one s own experience On the other hand the narrator admits that he only got to know those poor and dangerous parts of the city because of Rosario, in the same way that he gets to know his own dark side for her In that sense, Rosario works as the vehicle through which the rich child completes his knowledge of real life.On the other hand Rosario do has a description dark, beautiful I think that in the series they whitened her a little , but always through the eyes of the narrator in love, who supports her portrait in the few things that Rosario told her about herself Then, our knowledge of her is limited, even biased I would say, but that has been the choice of the writer and well, in a certain sense it works, because it adds with the aura of mystery that the novel gives to its main character.So, to finish, although I have my criticisms on the book, I think that in general it is worth reading it it is not very long btw, and it is a good approximation to the contemporary Colombian novel It does not get involved with the narco to the point of making apology, and although the excess of romanticism can bother, Jorge Franco managed to make Rosario an iconic character of his country s literature Ten a cierta curiosidad por este libro, no he visto ni la pel cula ni las series que se hicieron en base a l, pero no es eso lo que me llamaba la atenci n, si no escarbar un poco en los or genes y en lo m s representativo de eso que ha venido a llamarse narcoliteratura, novelas de narcos o sicarios o incluso sicaresca.El g nero es muy cultivado en M xico y tambi n en Colombia, pero incluso gente como P rez Reverte ha incursionado en l La reina del sur Jorge Franco, el autor de esta novela, es colombiano, de Medell n para mayores se as Y es en Medell n donde se desarrolla la trama de la obra.La historia es presentada en las solapas como la de una chica que se vuelve prostituta y sicaria en el ambiente del narcotr fico del Medell n de los 90 s el libro se public en 1999 y en su desarrollo tiene el buen tino de no caer en la glorificaci n del narco, que es una de las cr ticas m s comunes que se le hace al g nero Lo que no dicen es que b sicamente el libro es una historia de amor, una historia de amor donde la amada friendzonea al pretendido amante, el cual no s lo lo acepta si no que por buen rato vive feliz con eso Bueno, es novela.Por lo dem s el libro me pareci bastante bueno, est bien escrito y en un estilo que no cansa y hace que pases las paginas sin darte cuenta Aunque lo narco est en el meollo de la narraci n, los narcos los duros de los duros como dicen en la novela no son presentados directamente, de hecho s lo aparecen brevemente, sin nombre, una sola vez Lo que vemos es a sus obreros, los que hacen los mandados, los que ponen el pecho, los sicarios.Y spoilers son ellos los que mueren, porque en esta novela los pobres que toman lo narco como una v a de escape a su pobreza, mueren, mientras que los ricos que se meten a lo narco s lo como una diversi n, viven No es justo dir n, pero vamos, la justicia no es uno de los elementos constitutivos del universo Tampoco se trata de justificar que alguien tenga derecho a salir de la pobreza mediante lo narco, pero quiz s no hubiera estado dem s una visi n menos clasista de la vida Mi mujer, que se puso a leer esto, me dice, Ah pero es que as es Medell n.Y hablando de Medell n, en forma similar a los narcos, Medell n est presente en la novela pero nunca de una manera espec fica, se habla de las zonas de los ricos y las comunas de los pobres en las laderas de los cerros alrededor de la ciudad, pero nunca se habla de tal o cual barrio Es un recurso interesante, pues permite visualizar la ciudad y acomodar lo que uno lee a la experiencia propia Por otra parte el narrador admite que solo lleg a conocer esas partes pobres y peligrosas de la ciudad por Rosario, de la misma manera que conoce su propio lado oscuro por ella En ese sentido Rosario funciona como el veh culo a trav s del cual el ni o rico completa su conocimiento de la vida real.A Rosario en cambio si se la describe na, hermosa creo que en la serie la blanquearon un poco , pero siempre a trav s de los ojos del enamorado narrador, que apoya su retrato en lo poco que Rosario le cont de si misma Nuestro conocimiento de ella entonces queda limitado, hasta sesgado dir a, pero esa ha sido la opci n del escritor y bueno, en cierto sentido funciona, pues colabora con el aura de misterio que la novela da a su personaje principal.Entonces, para terminar, aunque tengo mis cr ticas al libro, creo que en general vale la pena leerlo no es muy largo adem s, y es una buena aproximaci n a la novela colombiana contempor nea No se engolosina con lo narco al punto de hacer apolog a, y aunque el exceso de romanticismo puede molestar, Jorge Franco logr con Rosario construir un personaje ic nico de la literatura de su pa s

  5. Liz says:

    Originally read this in English in 2010, when I first moved to Medellin re read in Spanish for my current Spanish language book club IMHO this book does many things very well I like the sections that explore the line between truth and memory Rosario is a very mysterious, removed and unknowable character, and her dialogue always seems authentic to me, at least The drug conflict and the duros de los duros are never made explicit and instead lurk in the background, which I thought was a mo Originally read this in English in 2010, when I first moved to Medellin re read in Spanish for my current Spanish language book club IMHO this book does many things very well I like the sections that explore the line between truth and memory Rosario is a very mysterious, removed and unknowable character, and her dialogue always seems authentic to me, at least The drug conflict and the duros de los duros are never made explicit and instead lurk in the background, which I thought was aeffective approach than being all, Pablo Escobar, boo hoo The passages describing Medellin are probably some of my favorite in all of literature Franco really captures the essence of the city in a way I could not articulate At the end of the day, I would recommend this book to people who are interested in Colombia, because it does give you a strong sense of the social divides and the violence that was tearing Medellin apart However, I wouldn t recommend to a general audience, and I would only recommend to Colombia aficionados with a major caveat.this book is pretty much the ULTIMATE example of the limitations of the male gaze I did not get a strong sense of Rosario as an active character who has thoughts, agency, or desires outside of what the narrator, Antonio, projects onto her She doesn t really get a character arc the last third of the book is consumed by Antonio s lovesick musings which, believe me, gets old real fast The plot literally uses Rosario as a vehicle for Antonio to come to his final realization he s not a kid any, everything iscomplicated than it first appears, etc Isn t it kind of weird that Rosario is made so central to everything and everyone in this book, but at the same time, is treated in such a peripheral, disposable way The male gaze thing I m not saying that the fact we only ever see Rosario through Antonio s POV is in itself problematic But while the book creates a lot of tension by withholding information about Rosario, I think it goes too far Antonio s perspective is too limited because he knows so little about her, we as readers never know what s really driving Rosario as a character I m not saying that Franco needed to interject an epic Rosario monologue near the end, but I needed something. An additional scene, a few extra lines of dialogue that give us a stronger sense of Rosario having needs and desires outside of what Antonio thinks she wants The fetishistic descriptions of Rosario s body there s not a lot of these, but I just found them very weird Now, Antonio is a melodramatic, horny teen. so of course he s going to emphasize how much looking at Rosario s body gives him pleasure You can literally feel his eyes lingering over her body parts So yeah, I understand why ogling over Rosario s bod would make the narrative feelaccurate, bc of course this is what a teenage boy is gonna focus on Still, the implication is that we as readers should be interested and invested in what happens to Rosario as a character isn t just because she s a sicaria, she s a HOT sicaria She s not black, she s not a dumpy indigena, she s a mestiza who wears ombligueras Because these are the qualities that bring pleasure to all the male characters in the book, we as readers are supposed to see them as pleasurable as well Isn t that kind of weird Idk, I guess I also take umbrage that we don t get enough information about how Rosario feels about all this What does she think of her body What does she think when she looks at the men who are looking at her I feel like a book needs to include this information if it s going to make a woman s body and the way that men react to it a prominent part of the story For what it s worth in 2010, I tried watching the movie but it is evenguilty of atrocious male gaze storytelling I had to turn it off after 10 minutes because it was just too gross

  6. Nikos79 says:

    Jorge Franco has recently 2014 received a very interesting award, Premio Alfaguara de Novela, which I m trying to follow, for his book El mundo de afuera It hasn t been translated yet in my language, however I was lucky to find another book by him, which unfortunately seems to be out of stock at this time in Greek So, Rosario Tijeras is the name of the main heroine of this book, she is in the hospital after getting shot, fighting for her life, and this is her story told by a very close frie Jorge Franco has recently 2014 received a very interesting award, Premio Alfaguara de Novela, which I m trying to follow, for his book El mundo de afuera It hasn t been translated yet in my language, however I was lucky to find another book by him, which unfortunately seems to be out of stock at this time in Greek So, Rosario Tijeras is the name of the main heroine of this book, she is in the hospital after getting shot, fighting for her life, and this is her story told by a very close friend of her who stays out of the emergency room The plot is set at Medellin, Colombia, in 90 s and it s a great portrait of Colombian society at that time Rosario Tijeras is an extremely interesting character, a young woman with tragic youth time who becomes a femme fatale figure, beautiful, smart, dangerous, involved with cartels and underground of that era A type of woman that almost all men love, one of these bad girls , we men, find irresistible The main narrator is her best friend and the same time the best friend of her lover Within pages among others we can clearly notice why friendship between a man and a woman does not exist any, when love comes inside Something that finds me totally agree But this is a long topic to analyze I have the sense that contemporary Colombian writers have made a turn from magical realism, to clear realism and as a fan of realistic style in fiction I liked it a lot Rosario Tijeras is a definition of a catchy story, a real page turner that it s impossible to put it down without finish it Excellent reading

  7. Themis says:

    I think I ve read this book at least 10 times within a week The narration starts in the present, then it goes back and forth at least that is how I remember it If you want to read something powerful, sad,and violent, read Rosario Tijeras It s a quick read that will make you wanna read it again as soon as you re done reading it.

  8. Nikki says:

    I first noticed Rosario Tijeras on Netflix It was March, 2018 Netflix had uploaded the 2016 Mexican telenovela, Rosario Tijeras This telenovela is a remake of the 2010 Columbian telenovela, which is itself based on the novel, Rosario Tijeras Side note there is also a 2005 Columbian film based on the novel Anyway, I watched the first few episodes of the Mexican telenovela and thought I ve been meaning to get into Latin American literature This may be a good place to start The story t I first noticed Rosario Tijeras on Netflix It was March, 2018 Netflix had uploaded the 2016 Mexican telenovela, Rosario Tijeras This telenovela is a remake of the 2010 Columbian telenovela, which is itself based on the novel, Rosario Tijeras Side note there is also a 2005 Columbian film based on the novel Anyway, I watched the first few episodes of the Mexican telenovela and thought I ve been meaning to get into Latin American literature This may be a good place to start The story takes place in Medellin during the 1980s 1990s We follow the narrator Antonio, as he recounts his friendship with and unrequited love for the mysterious and deadly Rosario Tijeras Rosario has been shot, and as Antonio waits for news, he tells the reader about Rosario all from what he witness or from what she told him Because, while she dated his best friend Emilio, and her brother s friend, and countless others she always had real conversations with Antonio The story is short and intense It clocks in at about 172 pages and took all of one hour and something minutes to read But, it felt like I went through a whole seven years I think it would have been even better untranslated And that is really my one major complaint about this novel the translation The novel had several spelling and grammar errors And, some sentences were translated in a very stiff way A lot of She walked over to the table and I always come back, my friend Favor and characterization is almost always lost in translations, but I feel like they were really lost here Overall, it is a great novel I d also recommend the telenovelas that are based on it Anyone have anymodern Latin America or South American novels they d like to recommend

  9. Lindsey says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Rosario Tijeras is a central piece of McOndo literature, featuring globalization, urbanization, sex, and violence, and how these issues relate to the self Rosario Tijeras is arguably a feminist novella as well however, told through a male s perspective, we come to understand that Rosario is as powerful as she is powerless Indeed, though Rosario castrates her childhood rapist with a pair of scissors and Antonio, the best friend that s in love with her, says, Your pussy is like a pair of sci Rosario Tijeras is a central piece of McOndo literature, featuring globalization, urbanization, sex, and violence, and how these issues relate to the self Rosario Tijeras is arguably a feminist novella as well however, told through a male s perspective, we come to understand that Rosario is as powerful as she is powerless Indeed, though Rosario castrates her childhood rapist with a pair of scissors and Antonio, the best friend that s in love with her, says, Your pussy is like a pair of scissors, Rosario Tijeras, she nonetheless dies due to the same violence she perpetuates Throughout the novella, Antonio also commodifies her, as he becomesanddesperate to consume her body each time she denies him The people who idolize her and start rumors are also guilty of her commodification Through them, we come to realize that Rosario Tijeras, a virtual stranger with no true legal identity, isof a myth or legend than a person.Without doubt, Rosario Tijeras exposes the effects of neoliberalism on a Medell n, Colombia overrun by drug cartels, chaos, and murder In this society, the individual transforms into an object who, despite any desire to escape, will forever be trapped in the cycle of violence

  10. Marta says:

    It s not a bad book The writing style is nice, the language is beautiful, but it just didn t click with me I feel like I don t know the characters at all Honestly, I had hard time believing that Rosario was this badass bitch everyone made her to be She seemed helpless, listless and passive I don t know man.Also, I wasn t the biggest fan of the narrator He seemed to be kind of a nice guy, you know He claimed to love Rosario, but did he It felt like he knew nothing about her and appreci It s not a bad book The writing style is nice, the language is beautiful, but it just didn t click with me I feel like I don t know the characters at all Honestly, I had hard time believing that Rosario was this badass bitch everyone made her to be She seemed helpless, listless and passive I don t know man.Also, I wasn t the biggest fan of the narrator He seemed to be kind of a nice guy, you know He claimed to love Rosario, but did he It felt like he knew nothing about her and appreciated her mostly for her looks And his constant whining and his never ending state of being love stricken Nah mate Emillio was I guess he was there Good for him As I said not the biggest fan of the book, but it might just be me