Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ten of the top wild parties in literature

Panayiota Kuvetakis is a student at UC Berkeley studying comparative literature and theater. For Writer's Bloq, she named a top ten list of wild parties in literature, including:
Angela Vicario and Bayardo San Roman’s Wedding – Chronicle of a Death Foretold

So exquisite that Santiago Nasar spends the whole eve of his death estimating how much the cost is. All the young bachelors wind up at a brothel where they engage in sinful activity all night, just in time to greet the bishop in the morning and find out that Angela Vicario isn’t as innocent she looks. The wedding catalyzes a blood-thirsty quest to redeem family honor, and – everyone’s favorite – fateful death. #Rage
Read about the other entries on the list.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold is on Dan Rhodes's top ten list of short books.

--Marshal Zeringue