My thoughts: Raw and blunt—those are the first words that come to mind when reading this book. Diving deep into the underground politics of Puerto Rico, this book carries a dialogue dripping with savage flavor along with an informal writing style full of character.
Inspired by a published study, this book read like a newspaper article—stoic and indifferent relaying just the pertinent highlights of events. It pretty much preaches at you with political outrage. Quite frankly, I’m not too partial on a book that screams out at me like a drill army sergeant. I like to be absorbed by the story, get to know the characters (whether I like them or not), and follow along in the life span of the book.
In all honesty, I was somewhat confused when I read the back summary. I really couldn’t tell what it was about. Was it a mystery, a thriller, or what? Did it involve a cop, a bomb, a raid? And who was Narvaez? Why was he so special?
Like any new dish, I like to give anything a small taste to see how it is; but, in the end, this book was not my chocolate pudding. It's definitely suited more for the palate of the political and societal elite.