In a remote river town deep in the Ecuadoran jungle, Antonio José Bolívar seeks refuge in amorous novels. But tourists and opportunists are making inroads into the area, and the balance of nature is making a dangerous shift. Translated by Peter Bush.
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I enjoyed the interaction between the old man and the ocelot in this book. I did, however, find the tone to be quite didactic. Further, while some characters received a nuanced telling, others, like the village mayor, were lampooned and oversimplified. Especially when it comes to ethics and social justice, I don't believe that it is useful to portray characters as one-dimensionally as this.
This is a very down to earth book that will leave you thinking about it for a long time after it is read. A story of how one person can saves his sanity by reading books with a happy ending. I started out writing a short review about a book I enjoyed where the author was able to uncover allot of interesting facts and weave them into a story. I end up with more: Our world is a jungle, we can learn allot of helpful information that will help us survive, and we can read good books. This is also a good reminder.