counter create hit Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives From Colombians Displaced by Violence - Download Free eBook
Ads Banner
Hot Best Seller

Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives From Colombians Displaced by Violence

Availability: Ready to download


Compare
Ads Banner

30 review for Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives From Colombians Displaced by Violence

  1. 5 out of 5

    Swampthing

    One of the most gripping books I have ever read BUT with a MAJOR GAFFE. Thought I'd been jaded on violence in the media for 50+ years of my life, but I actually had to stop reading this book at least twice for a month or so because the atrocities were so deep. The accounts of violence in this book are very detailed and provided by the people who were in the situations. What makes these accounts so incredible is that many have taken place within the past 5-10 years. Even 2012. These are not decad One of the most gripping books I have ever read BUT with a MAJOR GAFFE. Thought I'd been jaded on violence in the media for 50+ years of my life, but I actually had to stop reading this book at least twice for a month or so because the atrocities were so deep. The accounts of violence in this book are very detailed and provided by the people who were in the situations. What makes these accounts so incredible is that many have taken place within the past 5-10 years. Even 2012. These are not decades old accounts of ransacking bandits, but modern day stories about the continued corruption and lawlessness on both sides of the fence. A suggestion for a sequel -- focused on the BACRIM or organized crime gangs and their effect on Colombian society. NOW the problem: There is a very significant woman in my life who is Colombian, and she has limited English. When I told her about the books she was very interested. Unfortunately I could not find a translation of this book in Spanish so that a Colombian could read about what is happening to other Colombians... and to make matters worse, on a recent trip to Bogota, I didn't see the book anywhere in bookstores. I asked the clerks in a few stores, showed them the pictures, even translated the title for them into Spanish... NOTHING. :( HIGHLY recommend to the author that she have it translated into the native language of the people it is about. That should have been a priority in my opinion. Sorry but such a MAJOR gaffe takes away a full star on an otherwise OUTSTANDING book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Renee

    This was the most heart wrenching of the entire Voice of Witness series. The atrocities of the Colombian guerrillas and paramilitary militia were hard enough to process, but then there's Colombia's own military corruption and the staggering number of displaced people to consider. I am glad these books have evolved into such powerful messages from people who otherwise would never be heard.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Claire

    A harrowing account of narratives from Colombians who have been displaced by internal violence. Difficult to navigate at times, due to the intensity of the horrors these people have been through, but all the more reason for this book to reach the masses. An important book, for sure!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Almah LaVon

    The second most brutal book I have ever read.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    I did not know all of this about Colombia. Makes me want to learn more about South and Latin America in general.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Aleclepe

    This is NOT for the faint of heart.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Charles

  8. 4 out of 5

    Laura Myers

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shelly

  10. 4 out of 5

    Christine

  11. 5 out of 5

    Meg Shanley

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

  13. 4 out of 5

    ZakyiaMarie

  14. 5 out of 5

    Renee

  15. 5 out of 5

    N

  16. 5 out of 5

    Janey Skinner

  17. 5 out of 5

    Beau Martino

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jupi

  19. 4 out of 5

    David Gray

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

  21. 4 out of 5

    Yannic Dosenbach

  22. 5 out of 5

    Meg Shanley

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Balistreri

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dani

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jole

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ariana Ali

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ed Brodzinskyhy

  28. 4 out of 5

    Juan Gonzalez

  29. 4 out of 5

    Tali

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mauro

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.