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Preview — The Night Buffalo by Guillermo Arriaga
The Night Buffalo
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Digo que estorba porque en numerosas ocasiones el discurso se siente demasiado achilangado, con majaderías que están mal empleadas y que sobran, como: "mamonamente" o "me vale huevos", en diálogos que se antojaban mucho más simples para la construcción de los personajes. Es decir, muchas veces es el propio Arriaga quien se manifiesta a través ...more
When the earwigs swim through your blood, the night buffalo isn’t far behind.
Gregorio was just released from the hospital again. Manuel went to see him, unsure whether or not their friendship remained, and went home again certain he had been forgiven. That night Gregorio’s sister, Margarita, called Manuel. Gregorio was dead. Suicide. And Tania had disappeared.
Throughout their school years, Gregorio, Tania and Manuel were close. They were friends and more than friends. Tania was the glue that k...more
as for the 800 re-writes, i don't know if it produced the best first page ever, but it did lead into a complex story which was compelling enough to keep me from reading classwork. as for the plethora of internally complex characters which seem to be typical of his stories, i found them more int ...more
Who wrote the letters? Where did Tania disappear to?
I expected better from Arriaga; none of the characters or situations really seemed to get off the ground. It it was impossible to empathise with Manuel, whose motivations and reasoning were opaque to say the least; he seemed tediously ...more
Deja un sabor insípido, triste, algo que te descifra el libro en medida en que lo vas leyendo. Es crítica y desvelo a la vez. Una mezcla rara de Detectivismo, personajes padeciendo su propio tipo de locura, y propuestas duras, y marcadas por una clara influenci ...more
thoughts, and by the time I reached the end of the book, I was surprised it was done and I still didn't really know who Manuel was. Overall, it kept my interest but still felt short of my expectations.
I was entranced with how one guy who is insane can affect and torment others with their own ugliness and shortcomings. The book grabbed a hold of me and didn't let me go.
It however ends in an anticlimax. The author seemed scared of unravelling the mystery of the Night Buffalo, I felt he could have done better on Tania and Gregorio's plot. I however think the description was done really well
Il Bufalo della notte è l'inizio della mia fine."