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Death on a Galician Shore Paperback – April 1, 2011
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A precise portrait of a misty, insular environment, of peaceful people caught up in violence. And a very clever plot.―La Vanguardia
Villar seduced us with his first novel, and now confirms himself as an excellent writer with Death on a Galician Shore. The plotting is as good as his descriptions of maritime life.―El Pais
The rugged coastline of Galicia makes a suitably unsettling setting ... Caldas is an engaging copper―The Times
A satisfying read ... a traditional procedural laced with gothic menace―The Guardian
About the Author
Domingo Villar grew up in Vigo, Galicia and now lives in Madrid. His two novels, both featuring Inspector Leo Caldas, have been highly acclaimed top-ten bestsellers in Spain, and he is the winner of a Brigada 21 Prize for best crime novel. Death on a Galician Shore is his second novel.
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Even my wife enjoyed it. Being Irish American, and having spent numerous summers particularly in Vigo, Panxón, Baiona and the Rías Baixas and Val Miñor in general, she was very excited to read the story. She's a Reading Specialist and department chair for a local school district. (What I'm getting at is that she's read A LOT of books.....) After we both read it (her in English and I in Spanish), we both agreed.
The novel is very entertaining, makes me go back in time. The "exposición" and "nudo" are very well thought out. The "desenlace"..... Domingo, you drop the ball there.
You can't have the book closed up in a couple pages. You kept the story alive and interesting, and then at the very end, is like you were running out of paper, so you had to finish it in a couple pages.
No lo remataste como esperábamos. You didn't finish it.... I don't want to say.... "properly". It's more of a "the way it would have expected" after such a brilliant story. More so after having done such a wonderful job of keeping it almost to a "Hitchcockrian" level for most of the book.
Still, worth reading. We'll see how the movie turns out.