Chronicle of A Death Foretold

Chronicle of A Death Foretold

Book - 1983
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"EXQUISITELY HARROWING . . . . Very strange and brilliantly conceived. . . . A sort of metaphysical murder mystery. . . . The murder will stand among the innumerable murders of modern literature as one of the best and most powerfully rendered."
A mysterious and haunting tale of romance and murder, that begins with the marriage of a man and a woman in love. But when he inexplicably mistreats his beloved on the night of the wedding, he is in turn murdered by her brothers, and we are left with a strange sense of inevitability and passions gone terribly awry.


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Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1983.
ISBN: 9780394530741
0394530748
Characteristics: 120 pages ;,22 cm.

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Oct 08, 2015

At first it seems the narration is in the third person, but then there are numerous interjections indicating that its in the first person, and that it is being narrated 23 years afterwards. Although the narrator refers to their family members, one get the sense that it is not an individual person, but more like a hovering spirit. Relevant information on the murder keeps coming until the last page, maintaining the suspense. The sense of inevitability, of necessity, and of discovery somehow coincide and are made to cohere in the reader's understanding. Bewildering and intoxicating.

lalarod24 Aug 01, 2015

This book was so boring I don't know how many one found it entertaining. It takes a million years to get to the point and too much setting is being described. Not a good read. It gets good toward the end and thats the best part of the book.

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jinzhong
Jun 19, 2012

Well written. Same story told by various characters. A good portrait of a small town. Reminds me of my recent trip in Columbia. But what's the point of this little story?

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