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Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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Jun 12, 10

bookshelves: read-in-2010, borrowed
Read from December 07, 2009 to January 26, 2010

Gabriel García Márquez is best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude. I have many book blogger friends who love his most famous book but my husband hates it. Now I'm not the sort of person who can't read something my husband hates but I know my own tastes and I feel that I'll end up agreeing with him.

So rather than jump into his most famous book, I decided to try something else. I picked Chronicle of a Death Foretold because it was the shortest book available.

I read the book but I have to admit that I had as little luck with it as I've had with Heart of Darkness. I got the general idea about a previous murder being the impetus for a second murder years later. Many different people had the chance to set things right and prevent the killing. Complacency, grudges and so forth get in the way of compassion.

But did I connect with the book or feel the urge to read more of his work? No.
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