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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2013: A young man, hopelessly in love with his ex-girlfriend, lands a part in a revival of a controversial political drama. He journeys with his childhood hero, the playwright, through tiny towns scattered along the sparsely-populated mountainside. This hardly seems like the normal territory of a thriller but At Night We Walk in Circles delivers suspense to spare with tightly-written narratives, modern phrasing, and crisp character studies by Peruvian-born author Daniel Alarcón. Told through the eyes of a narrator who sprinkles in knowing tidbits about the ultimate fate of the young man, the story builds in momentum while simultaneously taking quiet forays into a world of dashed dreams, complex family obligations, and everyday dilemmas that are relatable even when set in an unnamed, Latin American metropolis or an eerily empty village. At Night We Walk in Circles pointedly delves into universal themes: life as merely a series of performances and small gestures that have inexplicable consequences. Like moths to a flame, it's the desire to blindly follow that will ultimately lead to our downfall. --Bora McAteer
I only read it because of my book club. It made no sense why it was written and I'm sorry I used any of my time reading it. Depressing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary Rawles
Daniel Alarcón is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. At night we walk in circles has all the elements of a good story- great characters, the right amount of suspense... Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Alvarez
There were some fantastic passages in this novel, but unfortunately, they were buried in the shaggy dog type story about the life of our protagonist and the playwright who inspired... Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. H. Bayliss
This is a captivating book in the mold of the finest Latin American literature that seems to take place in a reality just a tiny bit skewed from the one we think we inhabit. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Warren
"At Night We Walk In Circles" was a little hard for me to get into at first, but the compelling characters made it worth the read. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ellen W.