I wrote a brief review of the murmur of bees. Could you take a look at it? Thank you for your time.
A short but beautiful novel, the murmur of bees is set in Linares, México during the Civil War of the 1910 and other events such us spanish flu. It tells the story of Simonopio who was found alone under a bridge by family Morales, whose members are rich people, when he was only a baby.
Simonopio grew up and became a compasionate and caring child who is an important member of the family now. Also, Simonopio has cleft palate, and this malformation don't allow him to comunicate well. Consequently, he is a victim of the terrible, if not at times evil, ignorance of the period.
Throughout the novel, Simonopio realize that he has special, supernatural skills. For example, he can see or feel the future, but these skills constantly torture him.
The story is moving, or even poignant, with thought-provoking events.