Breathe To Read

Breathe To Read

Monday, October 21, 2019

Read The World - Columbia - Delirium

Book: Delirium
Author: Laura Restrepo
Pages: 320
Book takes places in the country: YES
Author is from the country: NO
I have visited: NO

This is my 127th read of the year

This is the fictional story of 4 people - Agustina, a woman who has sunk into madness; her husband Aguilar who tries his best to care for her; Midas - a drug traffiker who used to be Agustina's lover; Nicolas - Agustina's grandfather.  The author blends their stories together to weave a picture of how Agustina decends into madness.  

This was a pretty good book.  You have to really pay attention because there are a lot of run on sentences (style) and back and forth between the characters and no chapter breaks.  The book blends the characters lives together among the backdrop of Columbia during a turbulent time in their history.  

I am glad I read this.  When I first started it, I was afraid I was going to be put off by the style, but I got invested in the stories of all the characters, and thought that the author developed them well.  Good read.

Stars: 4

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