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Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa
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Jul 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction

On the whole this book is a very good. The tone is quite reminiscent of other South American literature I've read in recent years. The word choice is disarmingly simple and direct like in the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and some of stories told by the characters smack of magical realism. It has some of the darkness of Roberto Bolaño's 2666, and as with 2666 certain passages of Death in the Andes employ highly stylized prose. I appreciate the ambition, though it works in some places better than others.

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