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Una misma noche Premio Alfaguara by Leopoldo Brizuela. It was carried out by a well-organized group using sophisticated logistics; and even included a member of the police force. How exactly did he and his parents react and how should he judge those reactions today?
How can a decades-old criminal still be in use? And how is it possible that even now people still react with the same level of fear? Intimate, political, confessional, powerful, and mysterious, this is a story destined to endure.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published May 1st by Alfaguara first published More Details Original Title. Premio Alfaguara de Novela Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Una misma noche , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of Una misma noche Premio Alfaguara After reading this book, I found myself wondering about the inhumanity of humanity. There is nothing new in this statement, but moreso, what is wrong with humanity?
Are we all doomed to be complicit in the evil of the world? The more I read, the more I became unsettled. I had the same uneasiness while reading "El ruido de las codas al caer" by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, which won El premio Alfaguara in the previous year. Must something about soul-searching your country's past that brings up these dif After reading this book, I found myself wondering about the inhumanity of humanity.
Must something about soul-searching your country's past that brings up these difficult challenges. The story is simple. Leo, out walking his dog late at night, sees a break-in in his neighbour's house. This recalls a similar break-in 30 years earlier during the military dictatorship in which Leo, as a boy, witnesses a crime involving his neighbours and his own family.
The crimes against the Argentine people committed by their own people was horrible but what happens when your own family is part of it? The story becomes like some sort of diagnosis of who is at fault and affects so many, whether guilty, innocent or just being a "passer-by".
He uses tension, memory and "court documents" to build his case. There is no dogma or preachiness, just questions that Brizuela leaves up to the reader to ponder. Brizuela is clearly a wordsmith, and this novel shows the breadth of this talent. Unfortunately, the story itself is not interesting --a writer haunted by a childhood memory who decides to finally 'cleanse' himself of this torment by writing about it.
The incident itself is so tame the reader finds it difficult to empathize with the lead character's plight. Furthermore, Brizuela attempts to mirror the lead character's disjointed thought process by using italics, bracketed ellipsis [ This is almost excessive in its distraction. If you enjoy a good writing style much more than you like plot, read this book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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