Michael Jacobs, The Independent
Oblivion is the moving story of a family, touched but not destroyed by violence. I wish we had more of Abad in English. Fatima Bhutto, Granta
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Although titled Oblivion: A Memoir, this book is much more than just a son’s reflections about his father. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gerard White
Bought for child's AP English class. He didn't like it, gave it 5/10, found it confusingPublished 16 months ago by Standfree
FARC and cocaine cartels get the majority of international attention to Colombia. Oblivion captures the terror of right-wing paramilitary violence. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Colin Post
An account of the difficulties faced by left wing individuals in Colombia who had to pay for their beliefs with their lives even if they had no role to play in the guerrilla... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Shivaji Das
I loved this book. Although there is a lot of sadness; there is also hope and optimism. There is love throughout. It is very much like Colombia and Colombians.Published 23 months ago by Carlos Stewart
Heartily recommend not only for a history of modern Columbia but as a loving tribute to an important man hector abad.Published on June 23, 2013 by penelope de visser
I could not put the book down once I started reading it. The writer tells a story in a very interesting and insightful way. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by Cati
I was afraid that this book would be dark, ominous, given the political reality of Colombia when Hector Abad Gomez was murdered by members of death squads in 1987. Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by Amazon Customer