Luis Spota has 28 books on Goodreads with ratings. Luis Spota’s most popular book is Casi el paraíso. THE contributions of Luis Spota to Mexican literary history merit objective re- .. The first novel of Spota’s second novelistic stage, Casi el paraiso (), a. Casi el paraiso / Almost Paradise by Luis Spota, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Books by Luis Spota (Author of Casi el paraíso)
Luis Spota had a remarkable career, first as a journalist, then a highly prolific novelist and screenwriter. That series devoted several novels to the gradual corruption of an idealistic young cabinet minister as he jockeys for position, runs for, then is elected president, only casii lose focus on what is really important. Written init was the story of a young man who grew up in the slums of Naples, but passed himself off to the highest levels of Mexican society as an Italian prince.
The book was highly entertaining, and focused on the foolishness of the most powerful members of society. Spota had a strict moral code, though, in which everyone seems to need a good comeuppance, Prince Ugo Conti notwithstanding.
Surprisingly, the title is legitimate, as he managed to marry a Spanish countess, but was left out in the cold financially when she passed away. In this case, the junior is the nephew of the incoming president of the country, and he knows he has exactly 6 years to make his fortune before his influence disappears with the next election.
The rich kid assumes the European aristocrat has access to huge amounts of capital, so he invites him to Mexico and gives him a whirlwind tour of the stunning magnitude of corruption that goes along with political influence in Mexico.
It becomes a series of meetings with other rich or influential people, and descriptions of the outrageous schemes that they are planning.
Casi El Paraiso by Luis Spota
Lots of those meetings, and lots of schemes. The book felt like a lengthy essay disguised as fiction.
My hopes for a follow-up to caei witty observational satire of the first book were not fulfilled…. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.
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