Rated of 5
by Eileen F. (Drexel Hill, PA) Living in Madrid
This would be a good book for clubs because of the many moral questions it raises about modern urban life. The characters are repeatedly faced with choices that change their lives and futures. They also have complicated relationships with one another. My biggest problem with the book was its length. The story did keep you wanting to see how things turn out.
Rated of 5
by Trezeline B. (Columbia, MD) What A Book!
You are introduced to Aurora at the very beginning of the book. She injures her hip while dressing. Her husband, Leandro feels a strange compulsion to visit a house of ill repute and gives in to his lusting. Their 40 something son commits a murder. And his 16 year old daughter is hit by a car driven by a rich soccer player late one night.
These all work together to force you to keep reading to find out how all of these circumstances work themselves out.
While reading, I wanted so much to be part of a book club so that I could engage in a good discussion about motivations, life as experienced by the characters and fairness.
The ending is not expected, yet it satisfies. This is the first time I have read anything by Trueba, a Spanish writer who was translated by Mara Faye Lethem, but I will read his future books. Although translated, it reads very well. This book is a good read.
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