The Feast of the Goat
by Mario Vargas Llosa
rating: 9- contemp fiction
I read this back in 2004 or so, I think, and enjoyed it, certainly remembered it, but one reading left me rather confused as to the structure and characters. Anther reading group chose it for June of this year and I decided to revisit. ai’m quite pleased I did. Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2010 and although he has quite an oeuvre, The Feast of the Goat is probably the work he’s best known for.
Because this was first published in 2000 about events which occurred less than forty years prior, it’s not quite historical fiction, but rather very well researched and carefully considered fiction about a time the author lived through, followed, took note of, and surely considered carefully at the time. >>>>MORE>>>>