In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold, a man returns to his hometown to try to finally get closure on a murder that took place several decades earlier, only to find that he is unable to piece together a complete and objective picture of what really happened. I believe that this book is unsuited for younger readers, because of the amount of coarse language and adult content in it. So, though the title of this book basically reveals the ending and the fate of its protagonist, I still felt the suspense while reading. One thing I admire about shorter novels like this one is that they are usually able to pack more punch into fewer pages. In 120, Gabriel Garcia Marquez shows readers into the customs and injustices of a society dominated by machismo. The characters in this novel were really memorable for me because of the narrator's descriptions. He gives just enough information about the characters so that I was able to picture them in my mind, but not enough to draw any conclusions about them. I guess I'll never know if Santiago Nasar was guilty or not...

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