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To ask other readers questions about Tropical Night Fallingplease sign up. Though Tropical Night Falling is in many ways a slow train wreck of random lives colliding, I came out of it feeling the need to remain attached to those people I know and even those people I might know because in this world other people are all we have, and only other people can satisfy, even if only slightly or not at all — even dissatisfaction is a form of satisfaction – the tangles of desires which compose us.

Tropical Night Falling by Manuel Puig

This was a very interesting book. From one of Latin America’s most celebrated writers–author of Kiss of the Spider Woman–comes his poignant yet hard-edged final novel. Muy buena novela de Puig. At the heart of the story are two elderly Argentine sisters who share a life of gentle gossip. Small tragedies that are inherent threads in the fabric of our lives.

Cae La Noche Tropical

Hardcoverpages. Lists with This Book. Want to Read saving…. Reading this book is like meeting your soul mate and talking all night on the phone til the sun arises and you both reluctantly hang up after many of, ” no you firsts. I think what I liked the most of the novel is the tenderness tropiacl the voices who tell the story as they retell the hardships of life and love.


Gina rated it it noceh amazing Aug 22, As well as getting more emotionally and thematically tangled toward the end, it also obliquely explores themes tropkcal the afterlife — not that Puig purports an afterlife, but he does provide the unknowing illusion of one as one sister continues to correspond with the dead other as she thinks the other is still alive — which in turn touches on themes of reality and unreality and how our lives can be informed by one as much as the other: A tropicql complement to Kiss of the Spider Woman.

Francisco rated it really liked it Aug 16, Jan 26, Ray rated it really liked it. I particularly liked the second half of it which largely took place in the form of correspondence.

But through their conversations, Puig reveals the chaotic, violent lives of their neighbors. A story of two elderly sisters that spend their days and nights in gossip and conversation about all that is around them.

The two elderly sisters loved each other and each others company very much. Goodreads manule you keep track of books you want to read. A neighbor that holds much of their attention, loved ones that have passed, loneliness, morality, love death, politics.

Una esplendida narrativa de Puig. No trivia or quizzes yet. Everything about this book was soap operish and trivial.

Even the newspaper articles one of the character saves to read are about trivial subjects. Celes Gp rated it it was amazing May 14, Cae la noche tropical es un libro perfecto corto y entretenido para leer en cualquier momento.


Oct 22, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: A novel of language that flows with such fluidity and beauty that which is flawless. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

El final, la hoja final, es simple y maravillosa. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Marco Sotgiu rated it it was amazing Jan 27, Books by Manuel Puig. Por momentos parece que faltara cierta chispa, pero el libro, luego de un troppical en que se ameseta, crece y crece.

Tropical Night Falling

Las protagonistas Luci y Nidia mantienen largas conversaciones sobre buenos y malos recuerdos, pero sobre todo, chismean sobre la vida amorosa de la vecina. It is a gossipy story — two cohabiting elderly sisters chattering – that slowly evolves into a story of death, disillusion, common tragedy, and everyday sexual perversion. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Uno de los verdaderamente grandes. When Nilda was left alone, she tried to reach out to those around her but, unhappily, not with the results that she had hoped for.