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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.
A modern classic. The Hispanic equivalent of Conrad meets Hemingway. I can't recommend it enough.Published 1 month ago by Kevin M. Kirkpatrick
but I continually hoped it would get better. I would not recommend this to others unless you're just curious about Peru.Published 2 months ago by Robert Cunningham
This is a mad, surrealistic, Dionysian fable of life -- and death -- in the Peruvian Andes. It is not a pretty story. Read morePublished 7 months 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 11 months ago by Steven Davis