MARIO VARGAS LLOSA
Translated to over 30 languages, this is perhaps Vargas Llosa's most violent book. Set in a military school in Lima, where an unwritten code of survival of the fittest is imposed. Here, he focuses on the brutality of military life and the strong pyramidal hierarchy that mirrors Peruvian society, where violence, exploitation and human degradation are the guarantee so that each layer of the pyramid maintains its place. All the conflicts of Peruvian society arise with rage and impotence in this testimonial novel in which Vargas Llosa, paints a social and political picture.