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The Bolivian times

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Unknown Binding, 263 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Random House Australia
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Bel Vidal
Oct 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
As a Bolivian born Australian, my antenna goes up straight away every time an Australian author publishes a book about Bolivia. When I saw the blurb on the front cover of this one, which reads 'a very funny story about tear gas, heartbreak, bad Spanish, COCAINE and deadlines', I thought "here we go again" - for it seems that there cannot be a book, an article or a program about Bolivia that doesn't focus on cocaine. And yet, there is so much more to this country, its landscapes, its culture and ...more
Dan
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I used to spend a fair amount of time doing touristy things in Bolivia, including reading the odd and now defunct English-language weekly paper, published in La Paz, that supplies this memoir's title. I came across the book years later, and it took me back instantly and vividly via Elliott's experiences reporting for the Times. One thing that makes it so good is that Elliott doesn't try to pass himself off as a knowledgeable, or even particularly competent, expat. I think you had to be there, bu ...more
Rebecca
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Just very average. It gave very little insight and the author came across as a bit of a tosser. Off to borrow Marching Powder from the library instead.
Nada
Oct 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is really good book, but having read Marching Powder prior to this, I think it wasn't as good.
Neil Hanson
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Funny and engaging rites of passage tale of high altitude trials and tribulations in the Andes
Deborah
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Tim Elliott is from Sydney and works for the Bolivian Times in La Paz. Bolivia's backbone is cocaine and corruption.
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Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love ends, mayhem starts
Aussie journo on coke binge
And other fun stuff
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