Praise for "The Sound of Things Falling"
"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
"Compelling...genuine and magnificently written." -" Library Journal," STARRED
"Literary magic of one of Latin America's most talented novelists...a masterpiece." -"""Booklist," STARRED
"An exploration in the ways in which stories profoundly impact our lives." "Publishers Weekly," STARRED
"If you only read one book this month..." - "Esquire"
"Razor-sharp" - "O, the Oprah Magazine"
"It's noir raised to the level of art. It's a page-turner but it's also a profound meditation on fate and mortality." - 2013 Premior Gregor von Rezzori Prize announcement
"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"
UK Praise for "The Sound of Things Falling"
"Vasquez shows how the personal is linked to the political... The story is compelling but through Vasquez's vivid prose (rendered brilliantly into English by the award-winning translator Anne McLean) it also becomes haunting.... [A] poignant and perturbing tale about the inheritance of fear in a country scrabbling to regain its soul." - "Financial Times"
"[C]ompelling, beautifully translated.... [E]lucidates with great acuity the complex relationship between memory and trauma... In this hugely affecting novel, it is the silent suffering that haunts the most.... Engrossing.... Vasquez holds his tightly crafted narrative together with admirable stylistic control as he shows a world falling apart and the redemptive powers of love and language to rebuild it." - "The Guardian"show more