A factual novel,
This review is from: News of a Kidnapping (Paperback)
In News of a Kidnapping, Gabriel Garcia Marquez rewinds temporarily and returns to his journalistic roots, covering the personal histories of some of the most notorious kidnap victims in contemporary Colombian history. Whilst in the foreground, Gabriel Garcia Marquez leads us through the horror of the daily lives of several of Escobar's most prominent kidnap victims, he carefully paints Colombia's political and social backdrop, revealing the part these victims had to play in the terrible tug-of-war that took place between the country's most prominent druglords (most noteably Pablo Escobar) and Colombian government.
Although unaccustomed to his journalistic style, I really enjoyed reading this book and really appreciated that it was so cold and clear and stripped of any magical realism and folklore.