In Memory of Gods and Heroesby Esteban A. Martinez
Santiago wants to kill Tony because Tony beats and otherwise abuses Robin and her children. Despite Santiago’s murderous intent, the steps he takes toward killing Tony—drinking excessive amounts of alcohol for courage, buying a .45 Smith and Wesson, practicing marksmanship at a shooting range, confessing his murder plan to important persons in his life—amount to nothing more than hesitation and avoidance.This buys Santiago time during which—through the process of remembering childhood acts of heroism performed by himself and those he loves—he comes to accept the fact that, regardless of our child-like wishes, pure and profane life realities coexist, that sometimes we don’t know the difference between the two and that we must remember the unique realities of our lives, beautiful and ugly, because from these we derive meaning and strength.
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I had to read this twice - not because it was hard to understand but because I wanted to figure out how the author set me up for such a stunning finish.
This short novel moves fast and is filled with this depressing kind of suspense - you want to know what is going to happen in the life of the drunken main character and narrator who is trying to come to grips with the fact that his childhood hero - his sister Robin - is the victim of domestic violence. Without giving away the ending, I can say it's a wild ride with an astonishing finish.