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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in January

Authors, critics and Guardian readers discuss the titles they have read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

I’ve been reading Our Share of Night by Mariana Enríquez, which concerns Argentina in the 80s and 90s. It deals with the dictatorship and its aftermath, using horror, witchcraft and familial relationships as tools of investigation. I liked its insights into life and the way the central father/ son relationship was investigated from different angles. I found the darkness, brutality and strangeness of the novel compelling, but this was juxtaposed with moments of sweetness.

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