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5.0 out of 5 stars Deeply distrubing, 9 Jun 2003
This review is from: The Feast of the Goat (Paperback)
This is a book which sucks the reader deeper and deeper into a world so disturbing that one never forgets the feeling of dread which it engenders. There comes a point in the story when one begins to guess what the denouement might be, but thinks 'surely that can't be it - that is too horrific to contemplate'. But it is!
This novel has the key elements of great tragedy - the world heading inexorably to disaster, a sense of human characters whose future is doomed, the playthings of the gods. Told through 3 separate story strands - the Dictator, his assassins, and a victim of the regime's depravity - the tension builds to a devastating climax, to be followed by an outcome as unsatisfactory and messy as real life. I have no idea how historically accurate the story is, but most importantly it FEELS accurate. A book which shakes you to your core.
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