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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Preparano il piano per il colpo del antnoio, il furto dei furti. Con una exquisita y chilena trama, con una pluma perfecta y los mejores baild del mundo: You know, one where I recognized the streets, the monuments, the foods, the coloqialities, etcetera. I am not sure I was as awed by the story, but it was interesting enough. Preparano il piano per il colpo del secolo, il furto dei furti.

El Baile de La Victoria : Antonio Skarmeta :

He hosted a television program on literature and the arts, which regularly attracted over a million viewers.

Read this because we visited Chile. Their plan for an ambitious and daring robbery is complicated With prisons overflowing in Chile, the president declares a general amnesty for all nonviolent criminals. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sep 10, Cordelia rated it it was ok.

Some others have commented on the ending.

It grew on me. Apart from that, maybe because of the overall more gritty and hopeless funny that this was much more despondent in character than Dias del Arcoiris! Refresh and try again.


The dancer and the thief is the kind of novel that almost any reader will like. Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book. More so, what the heck with THE ending? I think it was how vividly the characters and their emotions and thoughts were described. View all 6 comments.

From to he served as the Chilean ambassador in Germany. The characters are simply drawn and in the context of Chile they tell a story both of the people of Chile and of the nation.

The Dancer and the Thief by Antonio Skármeta

Return to Book Page. I really enjoyed this book. The story does end abruptly, as though the author suddenly got sick of trying to tie it all together. I am surprised about that. But anyway, for anyone interested in this one don’t hesitate, try it, just promise to yourself that you wont stop in this and you will continue with the book I mentioned before. The would-be dancer and the would-be thief, but also the accomplished maestro-thief, the warden who gave the would-be thief reason to murder him, the murderer whom the warden sneaks out of prison to stalk the would-be thief, the maestro-thief’s partner’s lover His fiction has since received dozens of awards and has been translated into nearly thirty languages worldwide.

However if I had to recommend a book by him, this would have been “Th The dancer and the thief is the kind of novel that almost any reader will like.

However if I had to recommend a book by him, this would have been “The postman” which is a really good book! Weaving politics, ballet and a spectacular robbery together, Skarmeta helps one understand Chile in the days it was recovering from political chaos.


And Angel wants to him to return to his days as an expert thief to pull off a grand robbery. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I noticed that some people are giving it a bad review as they thought it would be a thriller.

El baile de la Victoria

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Although the translator handled the small nuances well, those are the antonip of things that I tend to appreciate most in the original language. El estilo me deja un gusto agridulce.

Glielo ha descritto, e donato, un amico carcerato, troppo vecchio per portarlo avanti. Some of you might find it predictable. The whole thing felt under-done, partially because it seemed like Skarmeta was siarmeta character prototypes from El Cartero and just sketching out the shadows of those from Dias del Arcoiris Vergara Gray for Bettini, Victoria for Patricianone of whom were really fully realized or sympathetic.

This book should be rated based on its literary merit. This is not my type of book at all, but I loved it anyway. It’s probably clear by now that this left me underwhelmed, but I’m still holding out hope that I’ll like some of the remaining Skarmeta books I’ve yet to read.

I have mixed feelings about this book. The writing is marvelous. Como pueden salvarla simple con otro magistral plan que solo ellos pueden lograr.