Reviews - What do customers think about El Llano en llamas (COLECCION LETRAS HISPANICAS) (Letras Hispanicas, 218)?
Rulfo's best Nov 6, 2002
Rulfo shines as a "cuentista" and I think this collection of stories establishes him as northern Mexico's poetic voice. The desolation of Mexican life here is truly haunting yet somehow beautiful. I recommend these stories over his novel "Pedro Paramo", even though the novel is quite interesting.
beautiful sadness Nov 16, 2000
I read this book in Spanish for the language, then in English for extra clarity. It is beautifully sparse, much like a black and white photograph - its surface is dark and bleak and colorless, yet the texture which can be read and felt beneath the surface is absolutely breathtaking. Rulfo creates a world I am both entranced by and afraid of.