Maximiliano F Yofre

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (18 of 20)
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
In My Own Words:
Updated February 18th 2008. I live at Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am a science fiction fan and a history buff (especially WW II, Napoleon, Civil War, Ancient Rome), I read omnivorously on these subjects.
My favorite science fiction authors are: Herbert (both of them), Octavia Buttler, Orson Scott Card, Dan Simmons, Wyndham, Ursula K. LeGuin, Cordwainer Smith and R A Heinlein among others.
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 470,169 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 20
From Here to Eternity by James Jones
From Here to Eternity by James Jones
"From here to Eternity" is a many-layered story. There are explicit and implicit levels to read it; in all of them this book is outstanding.
It describes with crude language the life in the Army in times of peace. In this case is the USA's Army just before Pearl Harbor, but the examples shown are universal and may apply to any Army in any country. At this level the class structure of Officers, Noncoms and Privates is shown with penetrating sight. The power relations, the subtle struggle amongst them, loyalties, abuses, solidarity, weakness. All these traits are depicted vividly thru the different characters that come across this epic novel.
At another level is the story of a young… Read more
Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara
Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara
5.0 out of 5 stars The Path to Freedom., July 16 2004
I've entered in touch with Mr. Jeff Shaara works, reading his prequel and sequel to his father's "Killing Angels", situated in the Civil War times. So I was quite sure this book will be fine. And it is. Real good!
Mr. Shaara continues with his tested recipe of following key historical characters thru an expanse of time. Here both confronting American and British are depicted with impartial judgment. There are neither "monsters" nor "bronze heroes", just human beings subjected to historical forces. Some are very conscious of the momentous times they are living; others just go thru them like in a dream.
The key scene of "The Boston Massacre" is described in a very realistic way… Read more
Shogun by James Clavell
Shogun by James Clavell
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I was first attracted to "Shogun"'s world by the TV series. First puzzled, then absorbed, waiting each week for the next step. As soon as it finished I rushed to the book store to buy my copy.
I wasn't disappointed. If the series is good, the book is better. Mr. Clavell constructs a master piece reflecting how two so different symbolic universes interact and react to each other. European vision and values embodied by Master Pilot Blackthorne, Japanese ones by Toranaga-sama and Mariko-san.
Situated in the late 16th century Japan, at the critical transition from a feudal state to a centralized administration (the Shogunate) that will last until 19th century, the story depicts the… Read more