Saturday, December 27, 2014


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.

the Ol’Buzzard


  1. Spanish or translated? Just curious...

  2. I want to read that book will be on the hunt for a copy.

  3. I can get a used copy for under $2


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