Monday, 24 June 2013

Brajesh's Review : Chronicle of a Death Foretold

JLF 2013 introduced me to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This is the first of his books that I have read and the second one has already reached home. How can a story hold you for 120+ pages when the plot is laid out completely within the first 5 pages itself ? This is the marvel of this inverted narrative.

Opening up layers and layers of human behavior through rapidly moving side stories is an interesting construction. Though this got a little heavy for me, due to complex Colombian names and my unfamiliarity with the context.

Anyway one feels inadequate to critique the work of a Nobel Laureate, so 4.5 it is . Can't wait to start "Love in the Time of Cholera".

Rating : 4.5 / 5

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