Monday, October 10, 2016

Juan Gabriel Vásquez's six favorite books

Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez is the author of The Informers, The Sound of Things Falling, and the newly released new novel, Reputations. One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

Published in 1981, this is a masterpiece in the shape of a tragedy. Built upon one man's recollections, fallible though they may be, the novel refashions a real-life 1951 crime into myth.
Read about another entry on the list.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold is on Simon Mason's top ten list of chilling fictional crimes, Panayiota Kuvetakis's top ten list of wild parties in literature, and Dan Rhodes's top ten list of short books.

--Marshal Zeringue