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She also authored a more academic version of the story in English, My Life With Mario Vargas Llosa.
I enjoyed the narrative a great deal, the interweaving of different stories involving Vargas Llosa's love story and the tales of the eccentric "scriptwriter".
The book alternates between soap opera scripts and current happenings in the life of the main character.
Great great novel. If you're reading the book in the original Spanish, this copy is great to use as a supplement to make sure you're not missing anything. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jake
Great translation of an original work. The stories of the scriptwriter interwoven with the narrative are greatly entertaining, even more so as they become tangled and more absurd.Published 14 days ago by Shopper1844
His talent is there, and the story is well written, but there is so much that I didn't care for. It's fun, so enjoy...Published 15 days ago by BronxRev
Nobel Laureate Vargas Llosa went through a period of humorous writings a few decades ago. This one is really autovbiographical telling a story very much like his own marriage at... Read morePublished 26 days ago by S. J. J. Freeman
This is one of Mr Llosa's earlier books, written in a very different style from his later books. While the tone of the narrative is sparkling and comical at times, the book... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chippy
Repeated exposure to the oft celebrated work of their writers and film-makers may not make it any easier to read the Latin American male mind. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Harry Knecht
As relevant today as when it was written, this book is a wonderfully subtle exposition and celebration of the frailties that we all share. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pat House
Such a good read... Couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read it again. And the cover art is amazing.Published 3 months ago by jennifer lassiter
It is a very interesting book but parts of it are a bit dated. It also drags a little when every other chapter is devoted o a serial that never ends. Read morePublished 3 months ago by diana mercado