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Azteca/Aztec

4 Ratings: 1.5
A book released June 1985 by Gary Jennings

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Author: Gary Jennings
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Planeta Pub Corp
Date Published: June 1985
1 review about Azteca/Aztec

The Best 1,000 Pages Around!

  • May 16, 2009
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This book was about 1000 pages long and I wish it didn't end. It was so good. Considering that the history of Mexico is something many Americans know or care little about, I would highly recommend this book to change those perceptions.

Had a man like Mixtli been in charge, perhaps Spanish would not have been the language of Mexico today.

The main character Mixtli is so deep and his perceptions of things around him are so engrossing. What he accomplished during his lifetime (if he were not fictionalized) would be greater than anyone in history.

I have read The Journeyer and Raptor (both phenomenal in their own right) also by Mr. Jennings and see alot of recurring themes. His main character is a wanderer that meets all the great people of the era and experience all of life's pleasures and horrors from human sacrifice to incest to homosexuality. Most of these topics can make us cringe but Mr. Jennings has a way of making these things sound provacative and compelling.

His descriptions of events seem to always consist of just the right number of words.

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May 19, 2009
1000 pages of Mexican history? I might have to add this to my reading list. What time period does it cover? Is it all fictionalized, or is there real historical content? I'm so intrigued!
May 19, 2009
It covers what we know about the native Mexican peoples but the majority of the book centers around the life of an Aztec who later is involved in the struggle with Cortez.
 
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