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Written in stream of consciousness - and not just one person's stream of consciousness either - The Old Gringo is a unique and provocative book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Harris
Loved the intensity of the book. Kept me thinking throughout the majority of my read. Many moments spent lost in my head because of what I was reading! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Denis Jekic
I did a research paper on this book for a literature class. It was such a good read. Some of the sentences in the book are more than a page long! Ha ha.Published 11 months ago by Will
This is a legend of the Mexican Revolution, personified in one man, and an American schoolteacher, in a triangle with a witty American intellectual, Ambrose Bierce, who disappeared... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anne-Marie
Book club selection - interesting read, new insight into Mexico and our (USA) relationship to it. I must see the movie.Published 11 months ago by jmagay
I'm not really sure what to conclude about THE OLD GRINGO, by Carlos Fuentes. The man clearly knows how to think -- and to write. Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. Russell Bittner
This is a highly acclaimed novel, presumably about the gulf between Mexico and the United States. Its premise is the trip author/journalist Ambrose Bierce took to Mexico in 1913,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. M. Peterson
some books take a grip on you and then let go, and some hang on so fiercely that when the pile of pages in your left hand grows fat while those in the right get dangerously thin... Read morePublished 16 months ago by dadlee
What I liked about Fuentes writing is how well he was able to describe the sites and smells of the Mexican desert.
Life seen through several eyes