Praise for "Reputations"
"[S]pare but powerful....A brisk and sophisticated study of a conscience in crisis." "Kirkus" (STARRED)
"Vasquez, who likely came to your attention with 2010 s scathing"The Informers"and certainly made your reading list with"The Sound of Things Falling," the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner, returns with a reverberant new work about a life suddenly challenged... [The] response has been ecstatic." "Library Journal"
Praise for Juan GabrielVasquez
"The narrative escalates, the mystery deepens, and the scope of the story widens with each page. This terrific novel draws on Colombia's tragic history and cycles of violence to tell the story of a troubled man trying to come to grips with the distant forces and events that have shaped his life."
"A fine and frightening study of how the past preys upon the present..."
"I felt myself under the spell of a masterful writer. Juan Gabriel Vasquez has many gifts--intelligence, wit, energy, a deep vein of feeling--but he uses them so naturally that soon enough one forgets one's amazement at his talents, and then the strange, beautiful sorcery of his tale takes hold."
"Juan Gabriel Vasquez is one of the most original new voices of Latin American literature."
Mario Vargas Llosa
"For anyone who has read the entire works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and is in search of a new Colombian novelist... a thrilling new discovery."
Colm Toibin Praise for"The Sound of Things Falling"
"[A] Brilliant new novel...gripping...absorbing right to the end."The Sound of Things Falling"may be a page turner, but it's also a deep meditation on fate and death." Edmund White, "The New York Times Book Review"
"Deeply affecting and closely observed." Hector Tobar, "Los Angeles Times"
"Like Bolano, [Vasquez] is a master stylist and a virtuoso of patient pacing and intricate structure, and he uses the novel for much the same purpose that Bolano did: to map the deep, cascading damage done to our world by greed and violence and to concede that even love can t repair it." Lev Grossman, "Time"Magazine
"Juan Gabriel Vasquez is a considerable writer."The Sound of Things Falling"is an artful, ruminative mystery... And the reader comes away haunted by its strong playing out of an irreversible fate." E. L. Doctorow
"Razor-sharp" "O, the Oprah Magazine"
An undoubted talent Introspective and personal. "The Wall Street Journal"
Vasquez creates characters whose memories resonate powerfully across an ingeniously interlocking structure Vasquez creates a compelling literary work one where an engaging narrative envelops poignant memories of a fraught historical period. "The New Republic"
"The Sound of Things Falling"is a masterful chronicle of how the violence between the cartels and government forces spilled out to affect and corrode ordinary lives. It is also Vasquez's finest work to date . His stark realism the flip side of the magical variation of his compatriot Gabriel Garcia Marquez together with his lyrical treatment of memory produces both an electrifying and a soberingread. Malcolm Forbes, "San Francisco Chronicle"
Haunting Vasquezbrilliantly and sensitively illuminates the intimate effects and whispers of life under siege, and the moral ambiguities that inform survival. "Cleveland Plain Dealer""show more