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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.
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 16 days 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 1 month 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 11 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 12 months ago by Carol Weeks