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The Sound of Things Falling
The Sound of Things Falling | Juan Gabriel Vsquez
18 posts | 21 read | 18 to read
The dark, brilliant novel by the author of The Informers and The Secret History of Costaguana.
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VoraciousReader
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Just got this in the mail! Can't wait to start reading it for Read Around the World book group on FB! #bookmail ! 😍

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Thank you thank you thank you to @CoffeeBooksRepeat for this most amazing box of gifts. I am thrilled by these books (none of which I have read 🤗). These socks looks so comfy and the candle smells like winter! What an awesome #wintersolsticebookexchange

Nitpickyabouttrains P.S @CoffeeBooksRepeat I am so curious which book you bought that I reviewed! 2y
CoffeeBooksRepeat Yay!!! So glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 it was 👇🏻 Lol 😂 it was on my TBR as well so I guess I got a book for myself too. (edited) 2y
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pitou215
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It's always interesting to read the stories of the civilians during Pablo Escobar's time. Enjoyed reading about how their lives have changed because of his reign and many others like him.

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Cecibmg
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“¿Usted lleva un diario, Antonio?
Le dije que no, que los diarios siempre me habían parecido ridículos, una vanidad o un anacronismo: la ficción de que nuestra vida importa”.

En eso pensaba cuando conocí a #JuanGabrielVasquez quien me regaló un “abrazo latinoamericano”

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Abailliekaras
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I love the originality of Juan Gabriel Vasquez's work (although rooted in the tradition of such greats as Garcia Marquez), and his rhythm - taut & lyrical, the prose flows beautifully with a wistful tone: "the nostalgia for things that weren't yet lost". A strong sense of place: Colombia from the 1960s to 1980s, and a story within a story. Antonio's slow, believable decline is matched by sympathetic Ricardo, Elena & Maya. #readaroundtheworld

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Simona
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The story is told through the life of a individual, whose life is dramatically changed, because of the some drug business from the past, and with great involvement of some of the real events of recent Colombian (and Bogota) history. Excellent quite, introspective novel. Excellent characterization with very rich, fluid prose.

Juan Gabriel Vasquez - #Colombia 🇨🇴

#readingtheworld #readaroundtheworld #rockinmay #cocaine

batsy I recently read his book called Reputations. It was good. Definitely keen to check this out. 3y
Simona @batsy It's my first book by him, and absolutely not the last! Thanks for recommendation 🙏 3y
Cinfhen This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing...you too @batsy 💕💕 3y
Currey I added this to my to my have to read stack- it sounds really good. Thank you 3y
Simona @currey Looks like he is the author for 'have to read' stack 😃 3y
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DrBird
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A slow paced opening that might not have held my interest but something about it has kept me going. Hard to describe except to give it about 50-60 pages.

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kimmychr0nicles
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Wow. I loved this book. I folded over some many pages because of the profound sentences and ideas to think about. I love the ending. I think I found a new favorite author.

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Simona
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Antonio suffers from PTSD and he thinks about fate, about the little things in life, that bring us to the point of breakage and fatal changes in life.

#rockinmay #dontstopbelievin

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Simona
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I wonder, if this is Vasquez's personal opinion about the One Hundred Years of Solitude 🙄

Gissy I concurred! But you cannot say it loud because this book is considered as a masterpiece. But I can't read it either! 😳 3y
Suet624 😂😂😂 3y
Simona @Gissy @Suet624 I can see, and I can understand why people don't like this book ... it's one of my favorites and very dear to my heart 😉😘 3y
kimmychr0nicles I wondered that too. I keep trying with that 100 years of solitude but never finish it. 3y
Simona @kimmychr0nicles Someday, maybe ... I cheer for you 😉😘 3y
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kimmychr0nicles
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I can't stop reading this book. I need to sleep but I can't because it is so captivating! Chronicle of a Death Foretold was pretty good. A quick read. But Sound of things falling is getting me in touch with the city I was born in and it's making me feel very alive and in touch with the mysterious city and country I was adopted out of at 2 months old. #colombia #readaroundtheworld

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Simona
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It's not #booksaboutmothers but is the quote about some maternity feelings.

#maybookflowers

Joanne1 Great quote. 3y
Simona @Joanne1 Yes, it is interesting. 3y
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CoffeeBooksRepeat
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What better than a book and some flowers for an anniversary gift 🌻📚#goodreading

britt_brooke Lovely! Happy anniversary! 3y
Alfoster Congrats!🎉🍷📚! 3y
DivineDiana Nothing! Happy Anniversary! 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi Happy Anniversary! 🎉 3y
melbeautyandbooks Happy Anniversary! 3y
Cinfhen Happy anniversary 🌸🌺🌼🌷🌹 3y
kspenmoll Happy Anniversary! 📚🎉💐 3y
Faibka Happy anniversary!! 📚📚📚 3y
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KtG
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Dull, detached narrator perfectly portrays the life-altering symptoms of PTSD.

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LitHousewife
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Today the book I got from the book swap at Booktopia Ashville (which was fantastic and I'm sorry they're no longer being held) is today's featured book on my book a day calendar. I need to make time for it despite the invocation of Jonathan Franzen.

ramyasbookshelf I really like your calendar. Have to look for one! 3y
LitHousewife @ramyasbookshelf They are produced by the same company that does the page a day type of calendars. My library sold them for $5 this past December. My first year it was a gift and then I've bought them since because I enjoy them so much. 3y
LorriMcMahonCastro I have this calendar too! 3y
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SarahKay This was a wonderful book! 3y
SaraFair Book a day calendar?? Ooooooo. 3y
BookishFeminist Lord, this calendar would do a number on my TBR 📚 3y
Sydsavvy I'm still on last year's calendar! 😳🙄😑 3y
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ManditaCee
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Her face was like a party that everyone had left

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SarahKay
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From The Sound of Things Falling

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LouRead
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I call this one 'The sound of things falling asleep'.

Hobbinol 😂 3y
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