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Μια γλυκιά μυρωδιά θανάτου by Guillermo Arriaga
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really liked it
bookshelves: own-physical-copy, latin-america, méxico, noir-mystery-crime

Fast, scenic, and cinematic. Arriaga creates an amazing setting in the mexican countryside and its peculiarities (that may be found in many other countries). The discovery of a dead girl sparkles a series of events in a mexican village that get entangled with other secrets and passions of the villagers. An amazing plot that is based on the dynamics of constrained, small societies with old-school principles based on short-sided honour. Arriaga captures, in a perfect way, how petty thoughts and frustrations of one may affect others up to changing the rue of events for an entire town. The atmosphere and setting are gorgeous really allowing the reader to immerse in the dry mexican dessert and town. Without being over-dramatic the reader is attached to specific characters while the climatic ending fills every expectation.

Bottom-line: A very fine quick read to take you on a trip to the arid mexican countryside.
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Reading Progress

June 12, 2016 – Shelved
June 12, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 12, 2016 – Shelved as: own-physical-copy
June 12, 2016 – Shelved as: latin-america
June 12, 2016 – Shelved as: méxico
June 12, 2016 – Shelved as: noir-mystery-crime
September 10, 2016 – Started Reading
September 18, 2016 – Finished Reading

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