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In Evil Hour by Gabriel García Márquez
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Feb 21, 2011

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Read from February 21 to 25, 2011 — I own a copy

This small Columbian town gives one a glimpse of Latin American history during the time of military dictatorships in which "seige, censorship, brutality, and state terrorism" are the norm. The story really begins with the posting of lampoons or posters repeating the gossip and tales publicly known by all who live here. What troubles the populace is who is posting the lampoons. I felt like I was walking through the dusty streets alongside Father Angel or the doctor and feeling the vague fear that they were feeling. Humans may react in violent ways as they cope with uncontrolled events. Such is the case here. The characters are complex and interesting. In addition, one questions the true motives of the mayor who seems to want to prevent violences from erupting. I understand that this book is an early novel and although this is my first read by the author I plan to read more of his work.

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