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  • Title: The Robber of Memories: A River Journey Through Colombia
  • Author: Michael Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9781619021969
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Robber of Memories: A River Journey Through Colombia By Michael Jacobs Magdalena, a river that courses through the heart of Colombia, connects a violent past with the country s uncertain present British writer Michael Jacobs struggles to reconcile his love for the land and its people with the dangers that both still present.Determined to eliminate modern conveniences from his journey, he begins traversing the river by tugboat He makes an exMagdalena, a river that courses through the heart of Colombia, connects a violent past with the country s uncertain present British writer Michael Jacobs struggles to reconcile his love for the land and its people with the dangers that both still present.Determined to eliminate modern conveniences from his journey, he begins traversing the river by tugboat He makes an exception for a cell phone that maintains a sporadic signal at best, in efforts to keep in touch with his mother suffering from deteriorating health Jacobs cannot help but notice the irony of his mother s dementia and his travels through Colombian townships with the world s highest incidence of early onset Alzheimer s.While navigating the mysterious river and unfamiliar territory both emotionally and geographically Jacobs comes across Gabriel Garcia M rquez, whose own faltering memory shows a growing obsession with the Magdalena River of his youth When Jacobs and his companions are apprehended by FARC guerillas who turn out to be as quirky and affable as they are intimidating, life begins to imitate the magical realism of M rquez s signature works Shortly after being released from captivity, the FARC camp is bombed by the Colombian air force, leaving no likely survivors among his oddly likeable captors Exploring themes of adventure, endings, and the utter pointlessness of it all, Jacobs can only forge onward in his reflection of the mystical river.
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    Commentaires:

    Paul
    He s confused me, has Michael Jacobs I read this and remember when I finished I wasn t sure what to make of it, I hadn t enjoyed it as much as I had hoped, couldn t make up my mind about Jacobs, but for various reasons, I didn t write up my review at the time.However, then I read Ghost Train Through the Andes, and although it was slow, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and had warmed to Jacobs by the end, and said as much in my review here When I looked back on my shelf at the forlorn books waiting to be [...]

    Paul
    A book from two perspectives, one the journey along the Magdalena, Columbia s main river, the second through his parents history and their decline from Alzheimer s and dementia.He meets all sorts of people in Columbia, from the FARC revolutionaries, and a chance meeting put him in touch with a group of people who suffer the greatest incidence of early onset Alzheimer s in the world.I enjoyed the book, and Columbia is a fascinating, if scary place , but didn t feel that I could engage with Jacobs [...]

    John
    Colombia s Magdalena River could claim to be the second most important in South America after the In some ways it s important, if a judgement hinges on the Spanish conquest and its aftermath, since the Magdalena allowed the invaders to reach the Andean regions where the Inca empire reached its northern limits and later great colonial cities like Bogota would be built It offered access to the continent from Latin America s northern coastline, readily accessible to the galleons crossing on the tr [...]

    Aurora
    The concept for the book is great a river journey up the Magdalena to explore Colombian history and psyche The author is vain, though, and tries to make everything that happens to him feel momentous than it is Maybe Jacobs was just too old and sentimental by the time he got around to writing this book.

    Jack
    I wish I could write as beautifully as this about my travels.Jacobs works some magic with his prose as he weaves his travel down the Magdalena river seamlessly with the theme of memory and oblivion Among it s many monikers, it s river is apparently known by some as the robber of memories In the first chapter my appetite was whetted after a scene in which Jacobs meets an aged Garcia Marquez in Cartagena, marked by Alzheimers, but snapping back to lucidity to exclaim his deep affection and impress [...]

    Molly Crawford
    Good, interesting book not too long.

    Rich
    Overall, an interesting look at Colombia and the people along the Magdlena It started out a little slow with a bit too much Garcia Marquez adoration, but once the author got on the river itself, things started to pop From my own experience, the author is spot on about how the river is an important part of the Colombian psyche Its huge part of the folklore and music of the nation A part of the enjoyment of the book for me was relating what I had read to my wife, who lived most of her life in Colo [...]

    Ilse Wouters
    Travel writing is a difficult thing one can be successful making it worthwhile for others to read the writing by adding humour like Bill Bryson , or by trying to find another way to look at the trip covered Here, Michael Jacobs does the latter The Robber of Memories links his personal experiences with Alzheimer s disease, the fact of encountering a genetic type of Alzheimer s in a village near the river Magdalena, the philosphical way to look at oblivion considering the political situation in Co [...]

    Pickle Farmer
    Beautifully written I love how instead of just being a straightforward travel memoir, this is also a story about family, time, memory and the absolute heartless brutality that is Alzheimer s I ll always remember the opening anecdote, a story about the author s encounter with the great Gabo himself at a party in Cartagena, the first moment in which the theme of failing memory becomes a painful, inescapable presence I also love the idea that the lack of memory is not just a narrative thread throug [...]

    Susan
    Fascinating book about travel in Colombia by an art historian, fluent in Spanish lives presently in a village in Spain Jacobs is fascinated by the Magdalena River and by Gabriel Garcia Marquez who was also obsessed by the River Jacobs knows that traveling the River by boat may not be safe due to continued presence of FARC but decides to chance it anyway He is also aware that his mother is ill and dying in England while he is following his dream of exploring Colombia and the River In one of the o [...]

    Katie
    Michael Jacobs had always dreamed of traveling to the source of Columbia s Magdalena river, and so, one day, the middle aged Jacobs leaves his home and his ailing mother to set out on a treacherous journey down the Magdalena During his Columbia voyage, he muses about Alzheimer s and the role of memory Also, during the voyage, he comes in contact with Gabriel Garcia Marquez and a band of comically welcoming guerrillas I enjoyed the book The writing was intelligent and engaging I liked the connect [...]

    Carmen
    Two things attracted me to this book First of all I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Jacobs at the Hay Festival in Xalapa, Veracruz this year and secondly my husband and I also traveled ever so briefly on this river and spent two days in Mompox, a magical city in fact we stayed at the same hotel Hostal Do a Manuela.This book made me relive many very happy moments in Colombia although we travelled there almost 13 years ago, when the FARC activity was much active than when Michael traveled We [...]

    Js100
    This was recommended by my part Colombian bibliotherapist Jess from mr b s in Bath I am glad she did It brings together disparate themes of memory loss, family history and the progression of life, in travelling the great Magdalena river from mouth to source, taking in many themes and remarkable characters on the way It is intelligent and well written, giving the expedition a breadth that an ordinary travel account would lack.

    Rob
    Like the unpredictable Magdelena River on which it is largely set, TROM courses along, buffeted, beached and finally reaches a breathtaking pitch The prose is a little uneven, even square at times, and the ennui that lours over a portion of the journey tends to overstay its welcome Yet the tale is punctuated with welcome history, some sharp Colombian vignettes and a chilling climax Both enchanted and bewitched a strange, graceful spirit permeates the work.

    Nico
    I ve been living in Colombia for the last two months This book isn t necessarily the best intro to learn extensively about the conflict or about victims That said, his journey up the river is somehow gripping, filled with humor, characters with plenty of personality and a good dose of drama in the book s ending If you re doing through a list of non fiction about Colombia, I d say this could still be in the top ten.

    Ariadna73
    A fantastic journey across the Magdalena River in Colombia Beautiful women, beautiful landscapes, incredible adventures, and all of that intertwined with accounts of Jacobs s ailing parents who died after they lost all their memories to Alzheimer s and dementia Very intimate, hot, beautiful and fascinating I loved it

    Flora Baker
    There were times when it failed to grip me somewhat, but the passages about his memory worries and coping with his mothers dementia were beautifully written, and his journey in itself was absolutely fascinating to read.

    Dana Luch
    A but slow, I truly appreciate the journey as well as history developed in this story.

    Cherry
    I just couldn t get into this book Many reviews applauded the poetic writing I didn t seem to find it captivating like other travel memoirs I ve read.

    Krystle Shoemaker
    I won this book in a giveaway I put it away and forgot i had it When i picked up where i left off i was glad i finished it Great read.

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