“The Sound of Things Falling” Review.

soundofthingsfallingMy review of Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s excellent novel The Sound of Things Falling went live online, and appeared in last Sunday’s paper. Here’s a tidbit:

Like Proust’s madeleine, a news story about the hippo reminds Antonio Yammara of friend Ricardo Laverde. Laverde’s story, Antonio says, is one “in which my name did not appear [but] spoke of me in each and every one of its lines.”

This is probably one of the best novels I’ve read this year.