As a geography major I was very interested to learn about Paraguay, because it is not well known to most Americans.
Paraguay's tortured (literally) and eccentric history makes a fascinating read, as do the author's accounts of the country's present-day affairs.
I definitely feel like I know a little more about the country having read the book and I enjoyed reading it very much.
The book cover was terribly misleading. It featured cartoon pink pig eyes and the title was "Travels through Paraguay. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kristine K. Stevens
Beautifully and written. I love the author's irreverent and snarky style. He has obvious affection for many of the characters he meets, but is clearly saddened by much of what he... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alexa Herrington
A magical account about a strange yet wonderful and largely forgotten country. So well told, made me want to go immediately back to ParaguayPublished 5 months ago by laura sullivan
I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay for 27 months so that made me interested in this book. It covers what made me love Paraguay even in the rare moments I hated it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nick Valentine
This book is insulting on so many levels. Read the review I wrote when I was in Peace Corp in 2005:
Gimlette clearly knows Paraguay and its history inside out, but his writing style is extremely off-putting: halfway through the book, I have to force myself to keep reading (I have... Read morePublished 14 months ago by hypocrite lecteur