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Posted August 11, 2010
Los de Abajo by Mariano Azuela
I just read 140 of the most terribly written tale of the Mexican Revolution.
Following the trajectory of Demetrio Macías; from a disorganized band of fighters, his association with Luis Cervantes, an ex Federalist, who changes side. As Cervantes meets Macías, Cervantes recognizes Macías' full potential and helps guide him until Macías becomes a general--and a force to be reckoned with in the revolution.
The book is written in phonetic Spanish, has no point of view--so you never know who's talking--and the only purpose of the 140 pages is to tell the reader how destructive the Revolution was. Strongly suggest you skip this book and read Carlos Fuentes' Gringo Viejo.
Posted March 17, 2001
This is not a book about the revolution as a historical event, rather, it is a book about what the people went through and what it meant to fight for a 'cause'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 12, 2009
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