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In Evil Hour (original 1962; edition 1980)

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Title:In Evil Hour
Authors:Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Info:Avon Books (Mm) (1980), Paperback, 183 pages
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In Evil Hour by Gabriel García Márquez (1962)

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I keep trying to read GGM novels because I think they MUST be good! He must be a GREAT author. He MUST be amazing. Or he is great, but just for people smarter than me. I'm still not sure what happened in this story and I finished it! There were notices being put up on people's doors about affairs. Someone got shot. There was a mayor/police chief/military officer person...he didn't like the dentist. And there was a priest who rang a bell when he didn't want people to go see a movie. And the church had mice. Honestly though, nothing was resolved! I am so confused! If someone can explain this book to me...PLEASE do! ( )
  melissarochelle | Apr 13, 2013 |
A small town, recently and brutaly ''pacified'' after a civil war, immersed in a thick, sticky, oppressively hot and humid tropical weather, is brewing a latent violence, expressed in the nightly postings of anonymous pasquines disclosing supposedly private secrets but in reality displaying gossip known to all. One of those sheets triggers the murder that is the starting point of this engaging Márquez's novel. ( )
  FPdC | May 27, 2010 |
I didn't really get "In Evil Hour". It is more of a setting than a story, and although some of the ironies and criticism are visible in the detatched language, I found it hard to follow. Too many obscure characters, too little really happening. ( )
  petterw | Mar 22, 2010 |
6/10. Another Marquez book that didn't really make a lot of sense... reasonably enjoyable though. His characterisation is still excellent. ( )
  theboylatham | Jan 25, 2010 |
Someone stalks the streets at night, pinning lampoons on doors, and while there is reason enough in his scandalous charges, it is the moralist himself who is the greatest corruptor. Sudden tragedies then begin in the town, true to the predictions of the widow Monteil who was assumed mad.
  antimuzak | May 28, 2007 |
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Gabriel García Márquezprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cicogna, EnricoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morino, AngeloForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schalekamp, Jean A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060919647, Paperback)

Written just before One Hundred Years of Solitude, this fascinating novel of a Colombian river town possessed by evil points to the author's later flowering and greatness.

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Written just before "One Hundred Years of Solitude," this fascinating novel of a Colombian river town possessed by evil points to the author's later flowering and greatness.

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