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5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody Hell, 17 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Death in the Andes (Paperback)
I like this book, a lot, it's one of my favourites now (though admittedly I am a young'in).

It's hugely different to other detective novels, full of spiritual and political subplots, and brilliantly written, with many flashbacks and changes of scene and narrator (which it pulls off very well). It has it all: beautiful description, marvelous dialogue, intriguing plot, and a range of great characters from an animal loving mute to a cake gobbling gangster, not to mention the wonderfully cynical and sardonic protagonist Corporal Lituma. The not knowing who or what to trust, and the strange ways of writing adopted by Llosa, give the book a dream-like quality at times, particularly towards the end, and a constant tension. By turns hilarious, thrilling, educational, and shockingly brutal, it's clear that it's more than novelty that made me like Death in the Andes so flipping much. This book bowled me over!
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