Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Currently Reading....

In Evil Hour takes place in a nameless Colombian village. Someone has been placing satirical pasquinades about the town, outlining the locals' shameful secrets. Some dismiss these as common gossip. However, when a man kills his wife's supposed lover after reading of her infidelity, the mayor decides that action is called for. He declares martial law and sends soldiers (really just armed thugs) to patrol the streets. He also uses the 'state of unrest' as an excuse to crack down on his political enemies.

When I first heard the title I thought it might have something to do with the Robbert Burns poem To A Mountain Daisy but it is actually about a South American town, the judge, mayor, dentist, politics, revolutionaries and is written in that beautiful Marquez meandering way.  If you read Love in the Time of Cholera you will know the way his words are so simple but create a perfect picture of life in far off places.

Have a fabulous day!


Daphne (Flip Flops and Pearls) said...

Ahem...to sit and read and book to it's entirety! It's taking all i can to read my blogroll! LOL


Ruth said...

Sounds interesting. I am going to add that to my list

Travelbugmom said...

How far are you??? Would you recommend for a book club? I have to pick a book by March 27th....I was thinking the Lincoln Lawyer, but this sounds good.