Interesting read. Really enjoyed this book.
I was expecting more from Marquez, this being my first foray into his writing. Technically good writing, but the story became repetitious and a tad cumbersome, which is odd in such a short novella.
"Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (1981) is a difficult, enigmatic short novel by the celebrated Columbian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Set in a small, unnamed Columbian village the book revolves around the murder of Santiago Nasar, 21 with pig knives by twin brothers, Pedro and Pablo Vicario, 24.
While appearing to rxplore the many points of view about a tragic murder in a small community, it's truly a moral expose that unmasks and challenges hypocrisies and complexities underlying a highly religious culture.
A short, enthralling read by a masterful storyteller. Each page reveals new details about the unjustly murdered victim, the killers who do everything short of beg people to get involved, and witnesses whose complacencies, indecisions, or poor judgment lead Santiago to his fate.
This was a great great book that I read for school.
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Here is Marquez, the master storyteller, with the best implements of his trade. Say, it’s a story set in early 20th century Columbine town about the impossible and inexplicable murder of a man who is accused of soiling the honour of his best friend’s sister; In effect, it’s a story of an honour killing.
A perfect reading experience packing a wallop of insight into human error and complacency as a recipe for "fate." Years later, I still marvel at this book.
A wonderful light, humorous, tragic, awful commentary on the human condition.
A powerful story, a stinging comentary on latin machisimo culture, and an exquisitly crafted tale, all in this little book. The master at work.
This is nothing short of a small masterpiece brilliantly executed by an author with profound experience of humanity. We get a true picture of the small town being described and one is almost transported there by the skill of this author.
I picked up Chronicle of a Death Foretold soon after the death of GGM. I had never read it and wanted to see what it was all about.