Doctor Ismael camacho Arango was born in Lebrija, Colombia in 1926. He got his degree in medicine in the universidad nacional
de Bogota in 1952. His literary career started when he won a short story competition in 1967. He wrote his book siete minutos
in 1971. The novel is a future vision of our industrialist society and of the citizens who only think of having money. The
day will come when people will only worry about themselves. Laugh and cry with the characters and adventures the author describes
in this book full of morbid humour, where he was the master. Dr. Ismael Camacho died in Palmira, Colombia in 1995.
Siete minutos by Ismael Camacho Arango.
The book has a humoristic look on life. We see the corruption and intrigue existing in Latin American governments then and
now. Homer is a foreigner in Colombia. He becomes very rich by taking advantage of poor people and society in general. Mario
is rich but wants to be poor. His butler puts him in a plane to Hawaii where he marries a girl. Then he discovers it was all
part of a Holliwood film. Our two heroes get together for the final chapter of man on this earth. The sun explodes in a nova
and sends the planet out of its orbit. The end of the world is told in an anonymous letter. Then Mario takes over the narrative
and tells us what happens in Homer’s yacht. His story is spiced by the effects of the psychedelic drugs he has taken.
Mario, Eugene (a girl he befriends) the playboy(someone they find in a frozen tank) and Homer are the last people alive on
earth. They meet aliens who look like lobsters.