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This book contains two stories, “El visitante nocturno” and “Visita de medianoche”. Both stories are set in Mexico and the protagonist is a man from the US albeit, not the same man.

The first was by far my favorite, it is the story of a man who buys land in the jungle and his closest neighbor also a foreigner has to go away and leaves him as his house-sitter.

Visitwnte, at night an indian starts visiting and asking for his help.

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The story is rather creepy and notcurno, the language that Traven uses well, in this case with an excellent translation crawls under your skin and at the same time teaches you about the history of the natives of the jungle.


Though it is a work of fiction, Traven draws from historical fact, travdn how the natives were driven from their land, how they fought each other, and what their customs were. There’s language and then there’s structure, I will definitely have to read this one again because there were certain parts of the story that mimic each other, giving the sense of being in a dream or a sense vistiante deja vu that is very effective in setting the mood for the story.

The second is less creepy but very smart.

It is about an unlicensed doctor who lives in a remote and dangerous noctturno. He lives there growing corn and is surprised one night when three armed men come to his door. At first he hides from them but when he finds it is no use he goes with them and thus ensues a series of events that leave the reader with a story that is so well crafted that we don’t know where it’s going until it ends and everything falls into place quite nicely.

In both of these stories I was pleasantly surprised by the play with words, with language, with historical references so well interweaved that it leaves a seamless story.


When he leaves something unanswered it’s even more interesting because the reader can take from what he has actually said and construct multiple satisfactory answers.

I recommend this to anyone who likes magical realism, historical fiction, mystery, horror, suspense, or travn a really well written story. Thanks Ulises, for the recommendation! Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read El Visitante Nocturno. March 18, — Shelved as: Search for a book to add a reference. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards.

El Visitante Nocturno : Historias del Campo Mexicano by B. Traven (1991, Paperback)

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