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Much of the novel is set in the early 1900's, when Cruz is a soldier, fighting against the "Federales."
I don't know that it is one of the hundred books you should read before you die, but it is still an excellent read and highly recommended!
Have recently read it again (in both languages, which is to say Spanish and English and enjoyed it IMMENSELY!
The language is masterful, the story confusing until close to the end.Published 4 months ago by Sheila Hutman
This book is a glimpse into the history of Mexico from an unusual viewpoint. It is told through the ramblings of a dying man. Read morePublished 4 months ago by jennyq
This astounding book is a must-read for anyone who wishes to understand the Mexican Revolution, and the emergence of the Mexican state. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anne-Marie
this is a great read esp if you like marques, faulker, v. wolfe, mccarty-in other words not an easy read but a great bookPublished 11 months ago by Andy BMy
A short, quick read that reads strongly like a modern Edgar Allen Poe, if maybe a bit deeper. If you're looking for Faulkner, ie beautiful sentences you'll read over and over,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by BookNut3000
This was a great book. I don't know that it is one of the hundred books you should read before you die, but it is still an excellent read and highly recommended!Published 16 months ago by David S. Wellhauser
I read this book, many a many (1972) in Spanish class at the Uni. and even then I liked it even though I did not understand much of what it said. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Maggie Gaines
While the delivery was good, the book itself had a very shabby cover. In the past I've received new books that have the appearance of a new bookPublished 19 months ago by Maureen Ambrose
This book is complex, difficult, and ambiguous, but well worth the trouble. The style owes a lot to Wlliam Faulkner. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Joseph Lakewood