Review, Springtime in a broken mirror by Mario Benedetti #edelweissplus#netgalley

Title- Springtime in a broken mirror

Author- Mario Benedetti

Pages- 192

Publisher- Penguin modern classics

Gebre- Literary fiction

My Rating- 4/5

🍨🍨🍨🍨.

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This is marvellous feat creating whirlpool of emotions amongst a family and a nation and principles; which don’t suit the dictatirship of Uruguay and main protagonist Santiago lands into a prison as a prisoner in exile.
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Story appears to be based on flight of a comrade for freedom and justice.
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But it is not a book about politics or war or socialism; it is much more than that. It is a manifesto of human souls who when faced with crisis get confused and seek out paths which fall somewhere between fulfilling their hedonic desires and standing by principles and holding tightly on all loyalties.
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Writing is powerful and inventive and chapters feature different characters narrating their thoughts and tug of neurons in their brains.
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Story peels away the fragility and volatility of human trust.
Graciela wife of Santiago and Rafale who is father of Santiago, present a spectacular demonstration of to what extent humans may mould their thought process to justify their principles and their deeds.
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Chapters narrated by little daughter of Santiago are hilarious as well as ironically realistic.
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Condition and perils faced by brave journalists in country are portrayed and so is odd love stories between an old couple and a young couple.
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Definitely one of those books which you will enjoy more if you have grown a little older and you have seen few relationships yourself and you can read without judgement.
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Very good book which if read for emotions deciphered in every chapter, will feel very nice on cerebral cortex and will stay with you till you find next comparable writing excellence.

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..Thanks edelweiss plus for review copy.

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