Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Travels Through Paraguay

At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay -  John Gimlette

It is an oddball, funny, appalling portrait of a country with a history of malign thug-leaders as dreadful as Russia’s. Gimlette's tone is amused but affectionate. A mix of history and travelogue, the organization meanders, which is maddening if the book is read in a mood that assumes expository prose should move from A to B without too many long tangents.

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