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Marquez uses his novelist's instinct for emotional drama to give the reader a wonderfully immediate sense of his subjects' ordeal: their spiraling hopes and fears, their fantasies of escape, their desperation and despair. (New York Times) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1928. He attended the University of Bogota and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador as as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. He is the author of many novels and collections of short stories - inlcuding One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autumn of the Patriarch, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Love in the Time of Cholera, The General in his Labyrinth, Strange Pilgrims and Of Love and Other Demons. Garcia Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize ofr Literaure in 1982.
Quite a difficult read as it is tedious to begin with. It gets more interesting as it progresses if you care about the politics of Columbia.Published 18 months ago by Rosemary Logan
An account of billionaire drug trafficker Pablo Escobar’s attempts to influence government policy through a series of kidnappings. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Patrick CT
News of a Kidnapping achieves what most non-fiction fiction books are not able to do; it is gripping, tragic and moving without deviating from fact. Read morePublished on 6 Dec. 2011 by L. Campbell
"News of a Kidnapping" reveals García Márquez first passion: journalism. Though it's a novel, it's inspired on a series of real events that happened on Colombia... Read morePublished on 24 April 2003 by dmpulp
This is the fictional account of a turbulent time when Pablo Escobar kidnapped several journalists and relatives of government ministers. Read morePublished on 14 Feb. 2003 by Mr. Roderick W. White