The War of the End of the World
Publish date: 1986
Publisher: Faber Faber Inc
Pages no: 568
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Magical Realism
, Latin American
, Latin American Literature
, Nobel Prize
An extremely interesting book, brilliantly executed and conceived. It is clear that this is a writer of the first order, though I do not know (I doubt, actually) that the voice is representative of Vargas Llosa's other works. An historical novel, set at the end of the 19th cen., there is a certain ...
What was Vargas Llosa intending for this novel? Even though it is surely sympathetic to the Counselor and Canudos, and it is not overbearingly so. Did he intend to serve justice to a piece of Brazilian history that is little known to the rest of the world? I understand why many readers compare this ...
I find it very difficult to put into words my thoughts on this book. This is a historical novel based on the peasant revolt that took place in Brazil in the late 19th century when a renegade priest and his followers took over an abandoned estate in Canudos and established a community that refused to...
Good God, this book is amazing. It has the massive cast and sprawl of War & Peace, and an apocalyptic feel that reminded me of - oh shut up - The Stand. It´s longer than it looks; Llosa has a terse style, so things happen at a rapid clip. It took me longer to read than I thought it would. But no...