About horses and good luck

An unexpected novel.
After reading some books such as Amador and The Questions of life, by the Spanish writer Fernando Savater, in which current issues and everyday situations are analyzed from the point of view of different philosophers, it came as a fun surprise to read The Brotherhood of Good Luck (La hermandad de la buena suerte), a relaxing novel in which the main character, an Irish jockey is kidnapped.
Throughout the story, the jockey is missing, this situation makes the other characters, a group of peculiar people involved with the Brotherhood of the Good Luck, do the unimaginable in order to find him, as he’s the only one capable of wining the most important race in town.
Each chapter of the story takes a special turn as it’s told by each one of the characters, what makes the reader get to know them more closely, because at the same time that they talk about the current situation and their efforts to find the jockey, they reveal little pieces of their past, their worries and their hopes and dreams.
The story advances in a relaxing pace keeping the interest of the readers as their curiosity arise with all the little details that are uncovered by the author chapter after chapter.
When the story gets to the end, the taste is that this book was written by Savater with a lot of knowledge about horse races, and mainly with lots of enjoyment.


Author: The Traveling Book Club by Nora Vasconcelos

I'm a born writer and a journalist who loves books so much that can't live without them.

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