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Wed August 21, 2013
Book Reviews

'Things Falling' Is A Potboiler, But One That's Set To Simmer

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 6:38 pm

Juan Gabriel Vasquez is also the author of The Informers.
Hermance Triay

Colombia. The drug trade. Multiple plane crashes, drive-by shootings, Peace Corps hippies who peddle drugs, and an actual hippo on the loose. Despite all of that, there's actually not much plot to this novel. This is more of a metaphysical detective story where cause and effect can be difficult to pin down — a book where the events that matter most occur inside the characters.

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