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The writing consists of lengthy, intricately constructed, even convoluted, sentences.
In Senselessness, Moya takes on a unique narrative perspective, telling the story completely from within the narrators mind.
Imagine Lenny Bruce writing a Graham Greene novel where the narrator is Lenny Bruce imagined by Graham Greene.
One gets the feeling that Moya risked madness to write this book. In it he sets a historical record of unspeakable horror in the context of the everyday. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thalassinoides
Horacio Castellanos gives us a fresh voice, an unusal present time narration, and an unusual indirect comments to the bloody time he's talking about, in El Salvador. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Celia Ormes
Authentic horror stories are scary.
hmm "15 more word are required."
What is the role of the Church in Latin America?
Is the new Pope a contradiction? Read more
Castellanos Moya studies the character of an unlikeable protagonist, a young man, hired to translate over a thousand pages of Church records about the ongoing civil war, a man who... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Patricia Collins
Disturbing story communicating well the destructive power of violence. Aren't we all affected, infected, distorted by the senseless cruelty inflicted on people.Published 16 months ago by Jonathan V Eastman
I've just started this book, and thus far I've enjoyed it. It was a requirement for a Latin America class I'm taking, but I think I'll enjoy this one!Published 16 months ago by Tempest
While the obvious comparisons to Thomas Bernhard are there, this is a spleenful, paranoid monologue with a character all its own. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by jafrank
An unnamed writer is hired by the human rights office of the Catholic Church of an unnamed Central American country to edit and proofread eleven hundred pages of testimony--"the... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by Mary Whipple
In Senselessness, Moya takes on a unique narrative perspective, telling the story completely from within the narrators mind. Read morePublished on May 1, 2010 by Kristina Brown