Library Journal - Library JournalArgentine author Sabato places himself as a central character in this complex and satisfying urban intrigue. Seemingly unrelated characters are connected by hidden links to create the puzzle that forms the novel's plot. Sabato examines the struggle between good and evil in 1973 Buenos Aires and the relationship of torture and fanaticism to the urban drama. Characters such as the drunken Loco, who has ominous premonitions; a conglomeration of German refugees and Hungarian aristocrats; and Sabato himself, contribute to a tale of mounting suspense whose conclusion is both intriguing and devastating. Sabato's compelling vision, drawn from the political turmoil of Latin America, has earned him a place beside the greats of the new literature of the Americas.-- Mary Molinaro, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington
- Random House Publishing Group
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Ernesto Santos, part of the contemporary renaissance Latin American literature takes you into a deep journey in the Angel of Darkness. His protagonists have different divulging paths that seem to be unrelated. These characters explore the triumphs and falls of the human experience. One experiences a dark vision, one is taken hostage, and another is on a quest to reconnect with his friend Sabato. In the end they have peace. As Sabato writes in this book, ¿The inevitable fate of every person who is born to die; peace, because we are all alone captures the essence of life itself. A morose story of the enduring guilt and contemplation of the Latin psyche, The Angel of Darkness by Ernesto Sabato shares a raw peek into true portrait of a people.