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Not a cheerful book, but very very good.
Overall I thought Death in the Andes was a good book and I would recommend reading it to anyone who likes a good old fashioned mystery novel.
This is an excellent novel filled with magical realism, brutal violence, interesting characters and a distinct sense of humor.
This is a mad, surrealistic, Dionysian fable of life -- and death -- in the Peruvian Andes. It is not a pretty story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. M. Peterson
My father-in-law was a young police officer in the times of Sendero Luminoso in Peru, and he was sent to work the altiplano regions. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Colin Post
I got into "Death in the Andes" quickly enough and enjoyed the way the story switchbacked through the life and loves of the young policeman, but then I felt it rather lost... Read morePublished 2 months ago by keetmom
Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa continues to speak out politically in yet another realistic and uncompromising novel set in his home country of Peru. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mary Whipple
Death in the Andes is a tense novel of passion, superstition and obsession that ranges from remote mountain villages to the crowded coastal cities of the author's native Peru. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steven Davis
As part of my World Heritage Listed sites Literature Challenge the month of February saw me travelling (via non fiction) to Peru. Read morePublished 6 months ago by TonyMess
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 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 13 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 13 months ago by Gabriella