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The Best Novel Ever ? Probably,
By A Customer
This review is from: POSTHUMOUS MEMOIRS LLA (Library of Latin America) (Paperback)
Benefitting from the hindsight afforded to one who is dead, our hero, Bras Cubas decides to take up a pen and write an account of his life. From the grave. Brutally acerbic, sarcastic and above all honest, Mr Cubas pulls no punches about those he loved, envied and disliked; as he takes us on a wondrous narrative through his life. But above all, knowing the End has already been met, he is brutally honest about himself and his own failings, in the way ( I imagine) only the dead can be. This novel is light years ahead of its time. Astonishing.