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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2005

    Simply Unputdownable!!

    To read this extraordinary book by one of the most potent writers from Latin America is a pure delight.It is almost a laugh a page!Llosa masterfully interwins a number of subplots with the main plot.The main plot is based on the terribly funny love affair of a young reporter with his aunt.The subplots consists of various radio soaps written and directed by a friend of the protagonist.The ending of the book is excellent too. A FANTASTIC book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2002

    PURE GENIUS

    Mario Vargas Llosa combines latin american folklore, traditions, and stereotypes with the real life story of his life. Alternating between the main plot and several soup operas varying from incest to rape to murder; the novel is pure genius. It leaves lots to the immagination and will surely satisfy the readers thirst for creativity, diction, and entertainment.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2013

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    Vargas Llosa's semi-autobiographical novel is one of the funnie

    Vargas Llosa's semi-autobiographical novel is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. Set in 1950's Lima the novel alternates with each chapter between the story of Marito and Julia, and the increasingly bizarre and confused radio serials of Pedro Camacho. I love Vargas Llosa's approach to storytelling in this book. At first it may seem that the alternate chapters have little connection to the main story, but ultimately they give us deep insight into the mind and soul of Pedro Camacho, and even draw parallels which help us understand Julia and Marito, and the world they live in. This is a deeply moving novel, cloaked in wit and humor, and in the end both profoundly sad and potently uplifting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2011

    A Must Read

    I must start off by saying that the way the story is structured is pure genious. Throught the book varying from chapter to chapter Mario brakes away from the main story line to smaller side stories that get tied back into the main story line as you travel and progress further into the book. Dont want to talk much about the story as not to go into much detain so it would be ruined if you do choose to read it. Which you should at least twice.

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