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The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa
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May 16, 2012

it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read November 1, 2011.

Beautifully written, with themes that I believe will continue to resonate for a long time. I loved the use of multiple narrative modes, the mystery of the college friend who disappears and then reappears in the deep, magical jungle as a tribal storyteller. Asks some tough questions about modernization of ancient cultures--the benefit & the cost. Llosa's descriptive abilities are excellent. He's been a big influence on my own writing.

I am currently re-reading this book--slowly, to savor the style & structure.
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