Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Vango: by Timothee de Fombelle

Vango is a story about a boy named Vango who wants to become a priest in 1935, but on the day where he's going to be a priest, he is framed for a murder and chased by the police. Unfortunately, that is the ONLY notable thing that I can say. It is the only thing I can actually follow in the plot!

Link to Amazon Page [if you want to read it...]

This book was absolutely hard to follow [and I have to create a book report on it... REGRET], and there are a few characters that I can seem to catch...
Vango: The main character(?), the one running from the police(??), and apparently... part of a love triangle????? Or at very least in a relationship?!?!?!
Superintendent Bourland: The main police officer chasing Vango... I think. And I think he's hitting on a girl who's half as old as him... creep.
Ethel: Apparently, IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH VANGO. ?!?!? And Bourland hits on her. But at least she keeps Vango hidden? Not that the police ever get close. They're always in the wrong country. SO yeah.

There are plenty of other characters, but they don't play too much to the main plot. As for the ending [NON SPOILER], it's very open, and makes you wonder what the heck is happening and why it ended there...
Apparently, there is a sequel, but that isn't actually an excuse for just having a really weird ending. ANd note. This is not supposed to be a metaphorical book. It's a historical fiction. I'm not saying that there can't be metaphors in a book, but it's not meant to send the whole ending into nonsense.
I don't suggest reading this book. It might just be me, but it makes no sense. Overall, I give this book a 2/5.
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