I listened to this entire #audiobook over the weekend. The writing is descriptive and beautiful, making it easy to visualize the events. I appreciated the message of the story and how it was shared with the reader between the lines of what was actually said by the narrator. However, I like a story with more of a plot, and I‘m not sure this book will stick with me over time.
#1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown November 2019
As I hate short stories I wasn‘t expecting to enjoy this book but it turned out to be an unexpected delight.
The book uses vignettes to show the evolution of Latin American from the legends of the First Nations to the thoughts of the invaders looking for slaves and gold.
A welcome counterpoint to the Eurocentric history I was taught. Galeano gives a voice to those who are not usually heard.
This was a fun listen. I don‘t tend to read or listen to mysteries very often, but I always enjoy those by Agatha Christie when I do.
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#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown October 2019