Book Reviews of Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gregory Rabassa (Translator)
ISBN-13: 9780345310026
ISBN-10: 0345310020
Publication Date: 2/12/1984
Pages: 143
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I recently enjoyed rereading this old favorite, in a new-to-me translation. It is a remarkable story -- simple, short, and yet one you can't forget, and can't completely figure out.
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This book is so beautifully written, which you would expect from Marquez, but the story is also very compelling and touching. Easy to read in a weekend.
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If you like Garcia Marquez, you'll love this book! Great, short little read!
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I had to read this for a first-term English class. Though I didn't like it, I see why many people do. Marquez's narrative style in this story is quite unique, and I appreciated the idea of having everyone else tell a story without that omniscient narrator or a first-person narrative to explain exactly what happened to Santiago Nasar.
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Everyone in town knows that the Vacario brothers are going to kill Santiago; in fact, they even announce it publically. So why do the entire town, his fiancé, and household members allow it to happen? The tale is pieced together by an acquaintance years later. This is a short but bittersweet novella with an unusual theme; easy to read except that there is much repetition. If it weren't so short, I would have thought that i were reading Zola.
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I had trouble following 1st person story telling. Hard to believe gruesome details, but friend from Central America said could be factual. Graphic imagery and language.
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Interesting story about a killing after a special event.
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez is always interesting.
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