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


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."