Even Silence Has an End has ratings and reviews. La Petite Américaine said: UPDATE Ingrid Betancourt. · Rating details · 3, ratings · Ingrid Betancourt spent six years in the jungle as a captive of the Revolutionary Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the. “Betancourt’s riveting account is an unforgettable epic of moral courage and human endurance.” -Los Angeles Times In the midst of her campaign.
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More With Ingrid Betancourt: Of course, I can’t judge her too much on this as I have quite thankfully never been thro I really did enjoy reading this book, and it has compelled me to want to learn more. A politician and presidential candidate celebrated for her determination to combat the corruption and climate of fear endemic in Colombia, in she was taken hostage by FARC, a terrorist guerrilla organisation.
But the only thing more cowardly than posting this review in the first place would be to delete it and pretend it never happened.
Those of us who fell into that trap need to do better, lest we also want to debate the character of Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Holocaust survivors, et. And I liked it even less because of the fact ailence I objected to it in others. My eyes were opened to the importance of remaining humble wherever the wheel of fortune has placed you.
You’ve successfully reported this review. She would spend the next six and inyrid half years captive in the depths of the Colombian jungle. Dec 18, Dimitris Ligoxigakis rated it it was amazing.
The assertive, even bossy Betancourt was undoubtedly not his cup of tea, and reading between the lines it seems likely that the FARC encouraged these tensions between hostages on the principle of divide and rule. I know when I’m dealing with a liar, narcissist, or sociopath. My favorite of these half-stories is a passing reference to the fact that it had “immediately become understood” that Betancourt must win at all card games, and how it upset the group when new captives failed to let her win games.
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Even silence has an end book review. The brutal treatment did not break Betancourt’s spirit. I doubt that the author has read my review God, I hope not, anywayand I know that very few people will care about this update.
By the time Ingrid gets out, her children, whom she last saw as teenagers, are now adults.
Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle
Yes, I don’t doubt that Ingrid at times acted arrogant she admitted so herself. I enjoyed all of this book Hardcoverpages. It’s predictable, it happens every day, and it’s purely abusive.
I think we do this because it is so betahcourt to think about the suffering that happens to innocent people; this book, the st What a heartbreaking story The most interesting part of Betancourt’s book is her relationship with her fellow captives, and the transformation of her own character.
It was raw and unrehearsed, jagged at times, sometimes rational, other times contradictory–yet it was clearly the truth as she saw it. And what about her answer, anyway? I camouflaged myself among the roots of my old tree while praying to the Lord to make me invisible. Especially after Ingrid verbally trashed Clara for the first quarter of the book, snidely inferring that Rojas was sinking into madness.
Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Hundreds of hostages can be held at any time by Farc; pawns in an endless game of cat and mouse with the Colombian government — you give us imprisoned guerrillas and we’ll give you Ingrid Betancourt. May 27, Louise rated it it was amazing Shelves: Throughout her ordeal, she is tormented by what she might feel when she finally is released.
Return to Book Page. The geography of the jungle as described in this book is mesmerizing. She witnesses the sexism and the promiscuity of the Farc; but also how they tried to strip away her own dignity because she was a prisoner, and a female one at that.
I observed a transformation in myself that I did not like. Than she starts counting Christmases. Even Silence Has an End: Betancourt describes heart to heart conversations with her female captors that sound fabricated. Still, this upper-class lady, who was at least attempting reform in her election bid, had incredible chutzpah to survive “hell” as she did. It was a problem of dignity. September 24, 5: