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The Man Who Never Was

The Man Who Never Was The protagonist Jes s is ugly Extraordinarily ugly He is so ugly that his friends and relatives are convinced that behind that ugliness there must be something else A malefic power or possiblyr a mo

  • Title: The Man Who Never Was
  • Author: Olga Núñez Miret
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The protagonist, Jes s, is ugly Extraordinarily ugly He is so ugly that his friends and relatives are convinced that behind that ugliness there must be something else A malefic power or possiblyr a momentous fate The truth is that fairly special things happen wherever Jes s is His biological father is a mystery He only manages to discover that he seems to have fatherThe protagonist, Jes s, is ugly Extraordinarily ugly He is so ugly that his friends and relatives are convinced that behind that ugliness there must be something else A malefic power or possiblyr a momentous fate The truth is that fairly special things happen wherever Jes s is His biological father is a mystery He only manages to discover that he seems to have fathered quite a few other extremely ugly boys like him during his career His sister half sister is a child prodigy who excels at everything she does writing, career in foreign relations, acting , his mother becomes the president of the country, his own bank is successful, his best friend Vero is a computer tycoon, his brother in law also makes it in politicsBut for all the success and money around him he still feels unsettled He tries sports, banking, cinema but nothing provides the answers he wants Who was his father This is a family saga where everything goes from politics to retirement homes, from sport to cinema, from adultery to incest but nothing is taken too seriously.If you enjoyed Isabel Allende s House of the Spirits and love The West Wing , combined with a touch of comedy, this is your book

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    1. Olga Núñez Miret

      My name is Olga N ez Miret and I m a writer I also do translations of other author s work What else I was born in Barcelona, Spain, but have lived in the UK for a long time Over the years I ve done many things and had other lives but however far I wander I keep coming back to books and stories, my two earliest loves When reading was no longer enough, I started writing My first book was published in 2012 and my publications span different genres, from literary fiction to romance, Young Adult and psychological thrillers I plan on writing novels in the same genres and if my imagination so dictates, I will explore others I love to connect with readers, so don t hesitate to get in touch If you want to keep informed of all my news, offers, and promos, you can sign up for my e mail list here eepurl bAUc0vYou can also find me in the usual places and I always include links in the books Don t forget to check my website and my blog There are always surprisesThanks for reading Me llamo Olga N ez Miret y soy escritora Tambi n traduzco las obras de otros autores Qu m s Nac en Barcelona, Espa a, pero llevo viviendo en el Reino Unido hace muchos a os A lo largo de mi vida he hecho y estudiado muchas cosas y he tenido otras vidas pero no importa cu nto me aleje de esto, siempre acabo volviendo a los libros y las historias, mis dos as primeros Cuando leer ya no me bast , empec a escribir Mi primer libro fue publicado en 2012 y mi obra cubre muchos g neros, desde la ficci n literaria al romance, la novela juvenil y los thrillers psicol gicos Planeo escribir m s novelas en los mismos g neros y si mi imaginaci n as lo decide, explorar otros Me encanta conectar con los lectores, as que no dud is en poneros en contacto conmigo Si quer is estar informados de mis novedades, ofertas, y promociones, pod is suscribiros a mi lista, aqu eepurl bAWjPjTambi n me pod is encontrar en los lugares habituales y siempre incluyo enlaces al final de mis libros No os olvid is de echarle un vistazo a mi p gina web y a mi blog Siempre descubrir is alguna sorpresa.

    633 Comments

    1. OK, this is my book so I don't want to bore everybody with it. I aimed not to be boring and hopefully to entertain. I wrote initially a novella in Spanish (when I was reading Magic Realism and had particularly loved 'The House of the Spirits') that I rediscovered many years later and thought might be worth working on again. Now it's here in English and Spanish. I have to give it 5 stars because it's mine and I love it. I like the characters and I'm very fond of them.


    2. Jesus is born to a single mom in a small village. His mom comes from a very good family & is a very popular young woman. She is also extremely beautiful, unlike Jesus. In fact Jesus is so ugly that even his grandmother thinks he must be pure evil. However Jesus is the total opposite & grows up to be a lovely, kind & very intelligent man. Few years after giving birth to Jesus his mother gets married & has another amazing child.When the time is right she moves to a big city and bec [...]


    3. OK, éste es mi libro, así que aunque sea por el esfuerzo, le daré 5 estrellas. Mi primera versión fue una historia de unas 20 páginas. En aquella época yo tenía unos 15 o 16 años y me gustaba mucho el realismo mágico, particularmente la Casa de los Espíritus. Luego redescrubí la historia mucho años después y decidí que valía la pena enriquecerla. La traduje al inglés y luego la versión castellana. Los personajes (especialmente Jesús) son entrañables y aunque las cosas que les [...]


    4. El principal personaje, un hombre español llamado Jesús que tiene dificultades en la vida debido al lastre de su asombroso, feo rostro. Mientras su familia y allegados disfrutan de un magnífico éxito, él tiene problemas en afianzar cualquier relación personal y encontrar su camino en el ámbito profesional. Para empeorar las cosas, el misterio que envuelve a su desconocido padre hace creer que él está maldito.Una fábula que en su estilo me recuerda al Vizconde Demediado de Italo Calvino [...]


    5. The main character, a Spanish man called Jesus, struggles through life, burdened by his startlingly ugly face. While his family and others that are close to him enjoy marvellous success, he has problems in establishing any kind of personal relationship and finding his way in the professional world. On top of that, the mystery surrounding his unknown father creates the assumption that he is cursed.A fable whose style reminded me of The Cloven Viscount, by Italo Calvino, it examines society’s ob [...]


    6. I chose this on a whim despite it not being my normal read and I wasn't disappointed.This is an impressive tale of one (unfortunately physically ugly) man's attempt to find his place in the world, and whilst he seeks this enlightenment, the most amazing things happen around him, nearly all of which are instigated by his nearest and dearest. If you thought your family was odd, wait until you get a load of this poor guy's!I loved the characters and their exploits, it kept me entertained and made w [...]


    7. ***** Fascinating Life LessonsHave you ever wondered about the back-stories of celebrities? Politicians? Business magnates? Do you feel a snippet of complacency when finding out that for all their wealth, power and success, in reality, their personal lives are not up to par? If you’re like most of us, Olga Núñez Miret’s fascinating “The Man Who Never Was” is the right saga for you. The book starts out with the beautiful, headstrong Angelina ignoring all societal norms by having her bab [...]


    8. This is a well-written epic of life, family, and love, all intertwined in the world of politics, finance, and sports. Ms. Miret has a flare for summing up life’s complexities in a concise and humorous way. Poor Jesus! He allowed his facial imperfections (to put it mildly) to influence his decisions throughout his varied years. But perhaps his ugliness kept him out of the relationships that his good-looking family members struggled with. There was much infidelity going on, but, sadly, that can [...]


    9. "The Man Who Never Was" by Olga Núñez Miret is an epic family saga focused mainly on Jesus, a physically unattractive man who does not know his father. Raised by his mother with her new husband he does not fit into the life of the stunnig couple that shoots to political stardom.There is a lot of plot in this story, much food for thought, a lot of reflection on politics and philosophy. The author explores each character with depth, making it something of a moral tale that speaks about modern ti [...]


    10. I'm giving this four stars, because the first third or so is truly brilliant, and it's worth the money just for that: a modern political fairy tale told in a kind of magic realism style, from the point of view of the only Quasimodo in a perfect family.The second part, unfortunately, is far less good. The plot seems to run away with the author, and there are barely any of the stylistic flourishes that made the first part so unique. Instead, it sounds a lot like someone recounting the plot of a so [...]



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