The Blind Snake

William Ospina

NOVEL. MONDADORI, 2012. 318 PAGES.

"...Ursúa had never felt in better shape for an adventure; he had more energy, was in complete control of himself, and yet he had never felt so reluctant to travel, to set out on a campaign, to ride off chasing dreams in the mountains. [...] Now that he was on the cusp of the bounty he had dreamed of for years, a more immediate and delightful bounty had enveloped him, and were he still at his side the poet Juan de Castellano might have said that war and love were doing battle in Ursúa's heart, and that as they were equally powerful deities, the inevitable result was implacable stalemate."

"Over the years, I've come to understand that Ursúa is a book of war

and El País de Canela (The Land of Cinnamon) is a chronicle of travels.

But as I progressed with The Blind Snake, I realised that it was,

above all, a love story."

William Ospina

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