Legends of Guatemala (Leyendas de Guatemala)
Asturias recreates all the traditional legends of his country
with beautiful language.
/Jose M. Cobos, United States
Men of Maize (Hombres de maíz)
It combined prehispanic mythology in Central America with events of contemporary life, like the destruction of forests as a consequence of exploitation. It isnít easy to read it, but it's worth it.
/Oscar Carballo, Mexico
It is deeply rooted in pre-hispanic American mythology, but also touches themes that concerns all of us as humans. It is a creation myth in itself. You have to dig the ideas out of a rather local, Guatemalan, context, and it is not very easy.
/Gustavo A. Ponce, Honduras
Mulatta (Mulata de tal)
Because it was interesting.
/Shauntanae, United States
Because it is a game with the Spanish language, I think 'Mulata de tal' is one of the most imaginative books ever written, only compared with 'Finnegans Wake' of James Joyce and 'Pedro Paramo' of Juan Rulfo.
/Luis Alfredo Mejia, Guatemala
The Cyclone (Viento fuerte)
To think, to feel, to act! Sometimes, in the same person we are different by those qualities
/Thiago de Quintella, Brazil
The President (El Señor Presidente)
It is a Latin American classic. it talks about a hard government and the effects that it cause in the society.
/María Danielle, Guatemala
It opened me to the time period. It allowed me to better understand the psychology of an oppressed people.
/Saul Griefo, United States
Because it shows us how the political life of Guatemala is.
/Otoniel Monzón, Guatemala
This is one of the greatest books ever written. It is dark, surrealistic and enjoyable. An unquestionable masterpiece.
/Marko, Serbia & Montenegro
This is one proof that literature can be good and entertaining
/Alejandro Caballero Salas, Chile
It is the best book I have ever read! It has action, comedy and a deep deep side to it. I highly recommend it!
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