The Death of Grandote

The Death of Grandote Somewhere between A WALK IN THE WOODS and INTO THE WILD a study abroad program turns into much than marine biology cultural anthropology and surfing Tripe soup passion fruit juice love and drunke

  • Title: The Death of Grandote
  • Author: Alex Ehrenzeller
  • ISBN: 9780996820189
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • Somewhere between A WALK IN THE WOODS and INTO THE WILD, a study abroad program turns into much than marine biology, cultural anthropology, and surfing Tripe soup, passion fruit juice, love and drunken basketball, eleven University students experience it all while weaving into one with their new environment, a fishing village in the heart of the Galapagos Islands, EcSomewhere between A WALK IN THE WOODS and INTO THE WILD, a study abroad program turns into much than marine biology, cultural anthropology, and surfing Tripe soup, passion fruit juice, love and drunken basketball, eleven University students experience it all while weaving into one with their new environment, a fishing village in the heart of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador This is a work of fiction.

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    1. I received this book as a giveaway. The author made me feel like one of my friends was telling me this story upon his return from this adventure. It unfolded the way tales of faraway vacations often do, in a disjointed sort of haphazard way which leaves out some details which might make it easier to follow. However, I get it and loved the humor and constant changing of nicknames. If you were to read it with an open mind, perhaps you too would enjoy it. As the adventure gets going strangers beco [...]

    2. Disclaimer: I received this book for free as part of the Giveaways program. This in no way influenced my review.This wasting. Honestly, from the author bio, it seems like this book is his somewhat fictionalized memoir. It's a bit hard to read, as it's almost like a stream of consciousness retelling of the author's experiences on his university study abroad in the Galapagos.The narrator, whose real name we either don't learn at all or only learn at the end briefly, is nicknamed Grandote ("big gu [...]

    3. I read my copy of this book, The Death of Grandote by Alex Ehrenzeller while my kiddos went on Christmas Vacation from school. I wanted a light but fun read and I got just that. Although the reviews on are not greator good even, my opinion on it is not so harsh but I get it(and totally respect other reviewers opinions) had moments that kinda zipped by and I was not sure if maybe I might have skipped a few pages. But I liked the idea of this bookI loved the Spanishd it delivered when it came to [...]

    4. I won this in a giveaway. My opinion is just thatmined completely unbiased. OMG, I cannot believe that I actually read the first 40 pages of this disaster. I tried really, really hard to understand this. After getting totally exasperated, I went skipping around through the book and reading 3 to 5 pages here and there just to see if anything "connected" it didn't. Aside from the characters in the book being "messed up", I have to wonder what is going on in this authors brain. On the back cover i [...]

    5. I received this book through a giveaway on exchange for an honest review. This book was extremely confusing and jumbled. It jumped from one topic to another, often within the same paragraph and didn't seem to have any real plot. I kept having to stop and reread because I wasn't understanding. Finally I gave up because it just didn't make any sense at all.

    6. Based off a quick read of this unbelievably fascinating book, Alex Ehrenzeller is an artistic genius. I took me only 3 days to finish this book. I got lost in the language and, from what I have seen, "fictional" anecdotes that are reminiscent of my high school life. I am extremely excited for Mangrove Roots and hope it is just as phenomenal.

    7. This is seriously one of the worst books I have read in a long time, plot confusing and story didn't live up anywhere to my expectations and I won't be reading this ever again, what a lame book this was.

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