Archive for the ‘Latin America’ Category

IN THE COURTS OF THE SUN by Brian D’Amato

The world-building in this speculative fiction novel set on Earth is staggering. Over half the book takes place in Guatemala and Central Mexico at the height of the Mayan empire. The detail D’Amato puts into the pageantry, customs, sights, sounds, smells and tastes truly transport the reader to a seemingly alien world. The story is told by a Mayan descendent with his share of neuroses, gifts and curses. The first person, conversational narration was fresh and often humorous.

December 11, 2009 В· Judi Clark В· No Comments
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TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE by Leila Cobo

Leila Cobo’s debut novel, TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE, is an utterly wonderful and riveting book that had me in its clutches from the first page. It is lyrical and sensual with no word out of place. The character development is perfect, deep and meaningful, bringing the reader into the heart of the protagonists and their lives. In a sense, this novel sang to me in its poignant story of great loves.

October 15, 2009 В· Judi Clark В· No Comments
Tags: ,  В· Posted in: Debut Novel, Family Matters, Latin America, Latin American/Caribbean, Reading Guide, World Lit