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Posted December 14, 2013
The is the second one of Llosa's novels I have read (The first one I read was Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter). At first I found the story a bit difficult to follow but quite intriguing. The characters do not so much develop as they are revealed, perhaps like a confession, hence the title. Situating the characters in the political, cultural, social climate of mid 20th c. Peru cast this story in ways that reminded me of Snow by Orhan Pamuk -- though here, the main characters reject political involvements. The interplay of several of the characters leads to insights on their views and more perspective on important characters that are not the main focus and have fewer conversations. Overall, a thought provoking, interesting, and challenging book. Recommended for the thoughtful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.