The Sound of Things Falling
Publish date: November 7th 2013
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
This is a gripping novel, very absorbing from start to finish. This is a page turner that describes Bogota and the Colombian life in a well-constructed plot that neatly and carefully meshed the country’s violent past with present elements. This beautifully written story explores the aftermath of the...
Antonio wants to know who murdered his friend Ricardo Laverde. He was also shot at the same time. He has a difficult time dealing with being shot and it is affecting his life. He has determined he needs to know so he begins to look into Ricardo's life. He discovers the daughter Ricardo left behind a...
From the chance encounter with a fellow billiard player to the possession of a tape (remember that, kids?) which turns out to be the recording of a black box, Juan Gabriel Vasquez weaves a tale of 60s innocence and the loss of it. I haven't been so affected by a novel in a long long while and I high...
Colombia 1980s-90s. There’s a zoo to which all the kids go to, called Hacienda Napoles, property of drug King Escobar. He also runs his smuggling operations from there, and plans assassinations from the very same headquarter. As the author notes in an interview with NPR : "It's a center of gravi...
Interesting and engaging. Here the theme is the violence and fear that permeated all Colombian life in the 80s and 90s when the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar held sway. Who wasn't affected? How did this play out in the lives of Colombians, children and adults? Fear. This is a book about fear. It...
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