August 11, 2012

Literary Pick (***)

Before Night Falls
- Reinaldo Arenas

I must admit, I was somewhat put off by the bestial eroticism in the beginning of this memoir. I felt it was rather gratuitous. However, halfway through, the story rapidly picks up the pace and focuses more on his political struggles in Cuba during both Batista's and Castro's regime. The writing gets much better as it progresses as well. If you're into Latin American literature it's definitely worth the read.


Blogger mi patria es la literatura said...

He fucked a lot of goats and chickens.

October 2, 2012 at 8:13 PM  

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