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I found this book really boring.
Vargas Llosa weaves the narratives of three characters and also experiments with shifting between different periods of time during the course of the novel.
This is an excellent novel filled with magical realism, brutal violence, interesting characters and a distinct sense of humor.
Mario Vargas Llosa is a great writer, I'm not eloquent enough to write a review worth reading but I thoroughly recommend this and I have read several but not all of his other books... Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Michael Gibbs
Deputy Tomas entertains Corporal Lituma with stories about the love of his life, a hooker named Mercedes, as they sit in their tiny post defending a highway work camp in the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by W. Wedenoja
This story is deeply rooted in the culture (both good and bad) of South America. Very real and disturbing, it is fiction but tells the scary truth.Published 4 months ago by Gabriella
This story was very confusing to me. I had trouble keeping track of the characters. I felt that it was very depressing and did not understand why it took them so long to find out... Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Tindell
The story is good, it kept me interested but by the time I finished it I felt disappointed. Two of the three women in the novel are very passive, and claim that they LIKE being hit... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. Torres
By most accounts, this is not Vargas Llosa's best work, and by others, "Death in the Andes" is a meandering "mystery" that doesn't quite live up to any mystery standards. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ioana Stoica
I found this book really boring. I learnt a lot more about Peru from Aunt Julia & the Scriptwriter than I did from this book. I think a lot was lost in the translation.Published 7 months ago by Carol Weeks
Although a more concise sample of his work, Death in the Andes provides no sparsity of Llosa's brilliant skill in conceiving a great story. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Davey Jones
This is the second novel I've read by MVL.It's not the tour de force that CONVERSATION IN THE CATHEDRAL is.DEATH is easier to read and more straightforward. Read morePublished 10 months ago by JAK