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Nashy
Cronica de Una Muerte Anunciada | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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WAO. LIKE NO TENGO PALABRAS. IT WAS SUCH A GOOD BOOK. IT WAS REALLY EXCITING, SURPRISING AND ADVENTUROUS. I LOVED IT!!!!

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Reggie
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What this is about is something they call ‘False Positives.‘ From 2002-2008, the Colombian Military/Government incentivized the killing of guerrillas. This lead to thousands of the poor and the mentally ill being tricked into thinking they were being given jobs and being lead to their deaths, being shot, and being dressed up in guerilla fatigues for photo proof of death to earn money bonuses from the government.

readordierachel That's horrifying 1w
Christine What!!? 😳 How awful. 1w
batsy 😔😔 1w
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Crazeedi That's horrific!! 1w
Chrissyreadit Sometimes the atrocities on this earth make me cry. 1w
Centique God that is shocking and horrifying 😭 6d
Rissreads Wtf?!?! Horrifying and sad. 5d
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Reggie
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I just want to say that something bothers me about this book that I can‘t put my finger on it just yet. This was a very complex book about two gay priests who we follow from a young age, to meeting each other and falling in love, to becoming priests and their simultaneous personal struggles with faith while serving their communities. Oh yeah, this all against the instability in Columbia with the guerillas, the military government and the 👇🏼

Reggie gangs. Also covered in here was how drugs and AIDS affects the gay community. It was a lot. There was quite a bit to think over in this 219 pg. book. Thank you so much @Suet624 for this book and that hilarious card. (edited) 1w
Cinfhen Great review as always ❤️ 1w
TrishB That does sound a lot for a little book! 1w
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Suet624 I couldn't even review it because I was so confused by it. There was a lot in it, but it seemed to bob and weave all over the place. There were things I really liked about it though, so I didn't want to just ignore the fact that I'd read it. I figured you'd do a better job of using words to explain my confusion. 😃 And you did! Thanks for taking one for the team. 7d
Reggie @Cinfhen Thanks! ❤️ 6d
Reggie @TrishB that‘s what it was for me, that it was a queer novel, a religious novel, and a Columbian life novel, but never at the same time. I still cried and was moved but it just needed a seamlessness it didn‘t possess. 6d
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LisaLovesToRead
Of Love and Other Demons | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I picked this up from a resort book swap in Mexico. It was a deep read. Some of the names and places had me conjuring up my Spanish classes.

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rachelm
Fruit of the Drunken Tree | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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The narrators remind me of Ferrante. Colombia from two perspectives during the late 80s and early 90s. Beautiful novel.

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Jillylovesbooks
Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Set in Bogotá, Colombia and told through alternating chapters from the perspective of young Chula and Patrona, the teenage maid. Chula lives in a gated community and grows up seeing violence outside those gates. Patrona lives in the guerilla controlled slums of the Hills and has lost family to the violence and struggles to keep her family afloat. Parts of this story are difficult to read, but it was important to the story of that time and place.

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Kaylasarka
Fruit of the Drunken Tree | Ingrid Rojas Contreras

“Multiply me when necessary, make me disappear when peremptory. Transform me into light when there is shadow, into a star when in the desert.”

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Kaylasarka
Fruit of the Drunken Tree | Ingrid Rojas Contreras

The emotional roller coaster this book took me on was absolutely incredible. It has so much heart and soul written in the words.