I agree with the reviewer: it’s a potent and agile tale which takes hold of your mind for as long as your reading lasts.
This week [early June 2013] it was announced in the news that Harper Collins will publish the English version of the best-selling Spanish (and recently Catalan) novel on the siege of Barcelona in 1714, Victus by Albert Sánchez Piñol, in time for the third centenary of the events.
The publisher’s [La Campana] publicity for the novel is the following (their website has an impressive list on all the news on the book in the Spanish and Catalan press):
«I will tell it all! How they screwed general Villarroel, how they defeated our victories. Because, until now, of this war I have only heard the versions of those above or of the enemy.»
Victus is a historical novel that narrates the War of the Spanish Succession, a conflict that could be considered the first of the world struggles and that ends on 11 September 1714 with the apocalyptic assault on Barcelona. It…
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