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In the Night of Time Book

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IN THE NIGHT OF TIME Antonio Munoz Molina

In the Night of Time

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Antonio Munoz Molina
publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B-

The Spanish Civil War is a big topic that requires a big canvas. Molina’s epic, tragic tale of one man’s experiences in love and war — a bourgeois architect is shaken to the core by his homeland’s changing politics and an adulterous tryst with an American woman — gives its subject the space it deserves and renders it vibrantly with intoxicating prose. Unfortunately, as with most intoxicants, too much gives you a hangover. The swirlingly ornate writing style and nonchronological plotting lend In the Night of Time the pace of a narcotized elephant. B-

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