Carlos Fuentes' Aura was one of the most interesting books I have read in a while. His writing is generally simple, but the plot of Aura is very intriguing and detailed. The idea that Aura is the same person as her aunt Consuelo is easy to pick out, but the fact that the reader does not know what strange event will happen next is what makes Aura fun to read. The book is suspenseful and keeps the reader focused on the relationships Aura has with both Felipe Montero and her aunt, Consuelo. Carlos Fuentes combines strange events with everyday life such as when Felipe, Aura, and Consuelo are sitting at the dinner table eating and the two ladies are simultaneously making the same exact movements, which I found strangely interesting. Because I can understand basic spanish, I found reading parts of the spanish side of Aura interesting and saw the small differences between the spanish and english versions of the story. The book was generally interesting in it's own strange way and kept my full attention from cover to cover. I would recommend Carlos Fuentes' Aura to anyone who enjoys reading books with strange events and twisted plots.