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Goodreads helps you keep track crimne books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Needle in a Haystack by Ernesto Mallo. Jethro Soutar Goodreads Author Translation. He knows about guns, knows about women, knows about dead bodies. But above all he knows how to narrate. Sent bariro investigate a double murder, he arrives at the crime oncd to find three bodies.
Two are clearly the work of the Junta’s death squads, murders he is forced to ignore; the other one seems different. The trail leads Lascano through a decadent Argentina, a country poisoned to its core by the tyranny of the regime. The third corpse turns out to be that of Biterman, moneylender and Auschwitz survivor.
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When Lascano digs too deep, he must confront Giribaldi, an army major, quick to help old friends but ruthless in dealing with dissenters such as Eva, the young militant with whom Lascano is falling in love. Born inErnesto Mallo is a published essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, and playwright.
He is a former anti-Junta militant who was pursued by the dictatorship. Needle in a Hay Stack is his first novel and the first in a trilogy with superintendent Lascano.
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The first two are being made into films. Paperbackpages. Published August 17th by Drimen Lemon Press first published Comisario ‘El perro’ Lascano. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Needle in a Haystackplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Jan 12, Teresa rated it did not like it.
It must be hard to live in a world where every woman is either a whore or a manipulator,or a frigid religious fanatic. And every man is handsome, tough, walks with ernseto genitals thrust forward or in his handand is a sexual target for every female he comes across.
Enough with the machismo already! This is a great book for a guy who hates women.
However, if you are looking for a good mystery, I recommend Connolly or Sanford. This story is very disjointed with no apparent connection.
It bounces It must be hard to live in a world where every woman is either a whore or a manipulator,or a frigid religious fanatic. It bounces around from character to character. I’m sure he ties it all together somehow, but I got so tired of reading the word whore the main character describing his wife that I finally barrrio reading.
Not sure where this author is coming from. This is another one that I’m glad I didn’t spend money on. Sorry,but I found it very offensive and I usually have a pretty thick skin. This crossed the line for me. I hope he finds a nice girl someday. View all 3 comments. Sep 25, Carey Combe rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Bettie, Hayes, Laura, Claire. I read a review that said that “the reader will find the book suffocating and yet impossible to put down” and I couldn’t agree criken.
The unusual writing style, once I got used to it, only helped in the forward momentum of this horrifying, yet eminently believable, story. I know little of Argentine history except for the internal conflict some 30 years ago known as the “Dirty War”. It was astonishing how while the military junta waged a bloody campaign of repression daily life went on more or l I read a review that said that “the reader will find the book suffocating and yet impossible to put down” and I couldn’t agree more.
It was astonishing how while the military junta waged a bloody campaign of repression daily life went on more or less as normal. The book has captured this reality astonishingly well. It is not an easy book, but definitely worth persevering with. This is the first in a trilogy, and I can’t wait to read the rest. Jun 03, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: Like most Americans, I know almost nothing of Argentine history — however, unlike most, I do at least know that there was a very nasty internal conflict known as the “Dirty War” some thirty or so years ago like everything relating to the Dirty War, different people have different ideas on the start and end dates.
I knew, in broad terms, that a military junta seized power and waged a brutal campaign of repression against various left-wing elements in society, ranging from armed guerrilla group Like most Americans, I know almost nothing of Argentine history — however, unlike most, I do at least know that there was a very nasty internal conflict crime as the “Dirty War” some thirty or so years ago like everything relating to the Dirty War, different people have different ideas on the start and end dates.
I knew, in broad terms, that a military junta seized power and waged a brutal campaign of repression against oncw left-wing elements in society, ranging from armed guerrilla groups to leftist intelligentsia. I know that people were snatched from their homes, the streets, wherever, never to be seen again “disappeared” in the infamous phraseologywhile daily life went on more or less as normal.
What I didn’t know is what that era felt like. This first in a trilogy featuring Buenos Aries police Superintendent “Perro” Lascano, takes place in the midst of the Dirty War, and brings it to life.
As the book opens, he is called out to look into a report of two bodies lying at the end of a dirt road. However, when he gets there, he finds three bodies — mmallo executed leftists, and a third man completely unlike the others. What follows is a pretty straightforward procedural, as Lascano methodically assembles clues, interviews people, and figures out who the mystery man is malol why he was killed. Of course, his investigation takes him into the murky waters of the junta and its friends, and he has to tread carefully to avoid being disappeared himself.
He’s a classic Chandleresque detective, a loner, haunted by the memory of his dead wife, world-weary, etc. The investigation edl particularly clever, as the Lascano is easy able to trace them, literally picking up clues along the way. Bqrrio the lurking danger of military involvement hangs over everything and gives the story a deep sense of menace. The book’s one big flaw is in how it renders dialogue: It’s a really strange decision, and makes dialogue a total pain for the reader.
For those with an interest in modern Argentine history, or the international crime fiction, it’s worth making the effort. Nov 07, Nancy Oakes rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you are at all interested in the time period of Argentina’s “dirty war,” you will definitely not want to miss this novel.
It is very well crafted and the writing is most excellent. I wrote my thoughts about this book on my reading journal blog — feel free to go on over and take a look. Feb 12, Cherie rated it liked it Shelves: Not an easy story to read, contents not withstanding.
The killing and the corruption would be enough, but the kidnapping and disappearing are so blatant and hard to take. A few good men cannot make a difference under the conditions in Argentina during this time in history. There is no chance for them to succeed. They die or have to try to get away. I enjoyed the writing, but struggled with the dialogue.
Without parentheses and breaks between lines, it is hard to pick out at first. It adds an eth Not an easy barrjo to read, contents not withstanding.
It adds an ethereal quality to the storytelling, making it not quite real. It was a struggle in the beginning, to understand what was going on because there were so many characters and even some ghosts thrown down in the first several chapters. Once I finally got to know bafrio characters and appreciate a few of them, the story was over.
This is the last line in the book: May 26, Gregory rated it it was amazing. Ernesto Mallo’s Needle in a Haystack is a wonderful, terrible, tragic book.
It is a police procedural–not to be confused with a mystery–and so we know who committed the crime and why, but not how the investigation will go. The setting for the novel is Dirty War Argentina. Lascano is a police superintendent who becomes involved in a case where a body is dumped along with two others.
The two were “subversives” killed by the army, but the third was plan from http: The two were “subversives” killed by the army, but the third was planted there to make it seem like all three were together. Lascano quickly realizes they weren’t, and investigates.
This eventually gets him noticed by the army particularly one Major Giribaldi, who has just adopted a stolen baby. Meanwhile, he is getting involved with a woman who is wanted by the government for her supposedly subversive activities. It is a depiction of the corruption and impunity of ohce era.