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.
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.