"Chronicle of a Death Foretold" is one of the greatest modern novels, written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was released soon after the novel "Autumn of the Patriarch". The magnificent handwriting of Marquez can be easily recognized and unhurried in this book. The reader immediately understands what should happen and what's more, he realizes that the things that are going to happen are inevitable. One day in the life of a small town sweeps before inquiring gaze the reader, and this day becomes the last for one of its residents. The facts add up bizarrely. The mosaic of human relationships, the stained glass of the understatement, carelessness and prejudice create an elegant solution of a puzzle that does not exist because, in fact, 21 years old Santiago Nasar is dead.
Innocent random facts, a series of coincidences that lead are only the "tip of the iceberg" in a dramatic outcome. Extremely realistic, yet magical world of Marquez, with a thick Latin American flavor settles deep inside everyone`s soul who has read this book.
The whole town knows what fate awaits Santiago. It can be said that even murderers seem to be doing everything so the murder did not take place, but nothing can stop the inexorable fate. Partly, maybe, the reason is that everyone, who say they do not want this death, do not telling the whole story?
"Chronicle of a Death Foretold" is remarkably thoughtful, holistic novel which exposed the lowdown residents of a small town, their traditions, honor code, the reluctance responsible for their actions, the inertness an the lie that is firmly associated with it. Murderers do not seem want to kill. Those who are aware of the fate in store for Santiago, carefully turn a blind eye. The first pay off the debt, the latter decide to watch what is happening on the stage someone else's life.
Marquez is a great master of a word, he hypnotizes the reader, flowery twisting the storyline All this makes an escape from the novel quite impossible. With each new proposal, the reader shudders more from skillfully veiled cruelty and indifference of heroes.
At first glance, everything that is happening may seem absurd, but could not help of thinking that the reason lies in the absence of a real passion, strong emotions, through which actions acquire real power and significance. Marquez utmost warns of the danger lurking in the laziness and inertia, of a decomposing effect that these qualities make on the human essence.
"Chronicle of a death foretold" is so skillfully traced by the author of the novel that every detail in it, every nuance has become an indispensable and important point against the background of action.
"Chronicle of a Death Foretold" is one of the greatest modern novels, written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was released soon after the novel "Autumn of the Patriarch". The magnificent handwriting of Marquez can be easily recognized and unhurried in this book.