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.


the Ol’Buzzard

4 comments:

  1. Spanish or translated? Just curious...

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

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

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