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"A fascinating read." —Typographical Era"A sweeping, mesmerizing tale that weaves seamlessly between Spain and America, present and past, personal and political." —Bustle.com"Superb…A simple love story at one level, a broad portrait of a nation in flames at another, and a masterwork through and through." —Kirkus (starred review)"A War and Peace for the Spanish Civil War, this classically sweeping novel from Molina (A Manuscript of Ashes) follows a large cast of characters, intermingling real and fictional figures, through times of both peaceful routine and grotesque violence." —Publishers Weekly"A large rough-cut gem of a story that lingers in one’s mind. [Molina] appears to be finally getting the international attention he deserves." —Booklist (starred review)“Antonio Munoz Molina's In The Night of Time is a sweeping love story enveloped by the horrors of the Spanish Civil War…In this monumental book, Molina has described with brutal honesty the atrocities committed on both sides of the war.” – Charleston Post and Courier
I read many of the praises for the book and really wanted to read it.
There was a richness to the prose but it was squandered on too many slow and circular passages that seemed to say little and move the story forward even less.
I received this book three weeks ago and have tried to read it three times since then.
This is not a book you can hurry through. Molina writes vivid, dense, long paragraphs that spiral in time and character. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Herblady22
There is no worse experience in reading than opening a book or turning a page to be greeted by an uninterrupted block of prose, devoid of indentation. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Orrin C. Judd
It is a compelling, exhausting account of a man's belated recognition of both the political peril in which he is living his middle class architectural life -- the hell of Spain's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nancy Bekavac
"Surrounded by the confusion in Pennsylvania Station, Ignacio Abel stopped when he heard someone call his name. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Miles D. Moore
This book isn't for everyone. I have to say that right off. Nor is it for an any day read. Antonio Molina's work reminds me of Portuguese author José Saramago his writing is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
In the Night of Time By Molina is a large, sweeping novel set during the Spanish Civil War, and translated by Edith Grossman, the well-known translator of the latest Don Quijote... Read morePublished 3 months ago by JackOfMostTrades
I could not finish. Reading a book with paragraphs that are pages long is not fun. It is a wonder that anyone was able to translate this work. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I usually feel guilty when I buy a "highly acclaimed" book and don't like it. This book? I hate it. And I don't feel guilty in the slightest. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JB Haller
"In the Night of Time" is far from an easy, thrilling read. It requires slow reading due to the multiple-page paragraphs, the shifts in time and the introspection. Read morePublished 5 months ago by wbjonesjr1