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The story of Venezuela told through the adventures of kindly giant Octavio Struggling to conceal his illite. This short but affecting fable set in Venezuela tells the story of Octavio an illiterate man whose chance meeting with a dynamic woman called Venezuela changes his life in ways he could never have imagined There s no happy ending for his relationship with the women Venezuela but I assume we are to understand that somehow his relationship with the country is rewarding The story line is compelling enough even if like me you don t really understand what it s all about I ve read a uote from the author that It s the story of a man travelling through a country and of that country travelling through a man I m not familiar enough with Venezuela to know how effective the novel is as fable or allegory and would have appreciated an introductory essay but the narrative and Octavio himself are interesting enough to outweigh any incomprehension about the deeper meanings and the magical realism elements light enough not to intrude A puzzling for me little book but one which I nevertheless uite enjoyed

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Ds this critically acclaimed and instantly engaging tale reveals Miguel Bonnefoy to be a gifted storyteller. Trigger warnings Violence probably some other stuff but I read this like a week ago and it was under a hundred pages soThis book is very reminiscent for me of Gabriel Garcia Maruez It s set in Venezuela and involves peculiar characters and magical realism So Really I don t have a HUGE amount to say about this It s only 90 something pages so there s not a lot of time for character development or story development or anything like that The first half was definitely interesting to me than the second and the ending was downright weird But I m glad I read it it definitely gave me a lot to think about

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Racy he embarks on a transformative journey that unearths his life's purposeWinner of several literary awar. Wonderfully written from beginning to end this short novel shifts to a metaphorical journey half through and lost me in the processIn Venezuela in the 50 s or 60 s probably the illiterate Octavio starts to learn his letters with a nice woman herself named Venezuela For these two not in their prime any they re probably in their 50s this apprenticeship gives birth to sensible sentiments Then Octavio does something that makes him leave the town and here begins a surreal journey in the countryside which nature and goal totally eluded meI m probably not the best audience for this kind of stories so take my judgement with a grain of salt The author writes with a beautiful poetic style and I m pretty sure people fond of Garcia Maruez or Neruda will like it than I did

  • Paperback
  • 96
  • Octavios Journey
  • Miguel Bonnefoy
  • English
  • 27 August 2019
  • 9781910477311

About the Author: Miguel Bonnefoy

Miguel Bonnefoy was born in France in 1986 to a Venezuelan mother and a Chilean father In 2013 he was awarded the Prix du Jeune Ecrivain which has previously helped to launch the careers of writers such as Marie Darrieussec Octavio's Journey is Bonnefoy's first novel written in FrenchFrom



10 thoughts on “Octavios Journey

  1. says:

    Don Octavio is one decision away from determining his life's trajectory Born in Trinidad he is illiterate like his father before him As a member of the native population he has been denied an education He stays in the shadow

  2. says:

    I was given an advance copy of this book by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI wish that I had read this novella in a college level literature class I am a bit frustrated because I fe

  3. says:

    This short but affecting fable set in Venezuela tells the story of Octavio an illiterate man whose chance meeting

  4. says:

    Wonderfully written from beginning to end this short novel shifts to a metaphorical journey half through and lost me in the processIn Venezuela in the 50’s or 60’s probably the illiterate Octavio starts to learn his letters with a nice woman herself named Venezuela For these two not in their prime any they’re probably in their 50s this apprenticeship gives birth to sensible sentiments Then Octavio does something that makes him leave t

  5. says:

    Sweet little magical realist fable Sensuous detail some compelling imagery

  6. says:

    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest reviewGenuinely and sensitively written you can read this book either as the story of a man's life or the story of the history of Venezuela Either way it is entertaining and magical The cover also caught my eye

  7. says:

    Trigger warnings Violence probably some other stuff but I read this like a week ago and it was under a hundred pages soThis book is very reminiscent for me of Gabriel Garcia Maruez It's set in Venezuela and involves peculiar characters and magical realism So Really I don't have a HUGE amount to say about this It's only 90 something pages so there's not a lot of time for character development or story developm

  8. says:

    A little jewel and homage to magical realism If you like García Máruez you'll love this book

  9. says:

    Octavio's Journey by Miguel Bonnefoy is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early FebruaryWhile acting as a do

  10. says:

    Review copy courtesy of Gallic Books via NetGalley many thanks for the opportunity to read this I understand this to be an allegorical tale of Venezuela’s history but I confess that was lost on me and I enjoyed it as a story of a man’s life The most moving aspect of the book for me was Octavio’s experience of learning to read and write having been illiterate throughout his childhood and early adulthood N

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