Saturday, December 27, 2014
VLAD BY CARLOS FUENTES
I recently ran across a strange little book at the local library. When I say little, the book is actually only 5x7 inches, one hundred and twenty pages with large print.
Carlos Fuentes is a well-known Mexican writer, though I had never read any of his books.
The story takes place in Mexico City and is a first person account of a strange and macabre story involving a lawyer and his family and a new arrival in the city that creates a cloud of suspicion and dread that threatens to tear his family apart.
It is a captivating read and leaves you wishing you could discuss the ending with someone.
An unsettling story that will remain on my mind for some time.