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“Funny, extravagant . . . A wonderfully comic novel almost unbelievably rich in character, place and event.” ―Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Uproarious entertainment . . . For sheer wit, imagination, and high style, this soap opera of love can't be beat.” ―The Christian Science Monitor
“A bedazzlement of entertainment.” ―Time
“One of South America's finest contemporary writers.” ―The Times (London)
One of the funniest novels ever, while retaining a complex, view of the world it it inhabits. If I had known Spanish I would have laughed even more, I am sure.Published 2 months ago by Mary E. Hall
Just a weird book! I tried so hard to keep reading it and never was able to get it all. I am guessing this may be due to it being a foreign book translated into English. Read morePublished 4 months ago by S. Kane
At once a wonderful literary treat and an immersion in Peruvian culture and daily life. I enjoyed it thoroughly and laughed often.Published 4 months ago by John A. Battaglino
The narration alternates between the principle narrator and a third person who narrates separate stories generated by "the scriptwriter". It can be confusing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Diane Kerns
This is a surprisingly complex read, that starts off slowly and builds into two distinct but humorous tales. Read morePublished 5 months ago by SJZ
Selected by my bookclub, I read this book. I have absolutely no clue about how this book won an award, what it is about, how to describe it, or why I bothered to finish it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by David
I bought it because he won the Nobel Prize. The selection criteria of the Nobel committee are beyond my comprehension.Published 6 months ago by Satipatipatti
I could not put the book down - it was a compelling read because I the story was so varied and most unpredictable - I never knew exactly what was coming next. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rhoda Moore