Thursday, 1 January 2009

Exploration: Latin American Fiction - Reviews Here!



The aim of this challenge is to read 4 Latin American books between now and the 30th April, if you haven't signed up go here for more info.
And we now have a gorgeous button (above) made by Bethany - thanks so much!
Leave links to your reviews here in the comments section and I'll add them to this post.


Reviews:
Malinche by Laura Esquivel Reviewed by Ex Libris
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alveraz, Reviewed by Richard

7 comments:

Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

What a cool challenge! Check out Becoming Naomi Leon or Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. They are children's books and they are equally enjoyable for adults.
Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse
http://courageinpatience.blogspot.com
Ch. 1 is online!

katrina said...

Good suggestions

Richard said...

Katrina,

Sorry, but I'm not sure how my non-Lat Am challenge reviews keep getting linked to this post (I'm not doing it on purpose--feel free to delete them!).

Ex Libris said...

Here's a link to my first completed Latin American read, Malinche by Laura Esquivel:

http://exlibris.typepad.com/ex_libris/2009/01/malinche-by-laura-esquivel.html

Richard said...

Hi Katrina, my first review for the challenge is up here:

http://caravanaderecuerdos.blogspot.com/2009/02/in-time-of-butterflies.html

It wasn't a happy start, I'm afraid!

Richard said...

Katrina, my second book for your challenge was more like it! My review's at:
http://caravanaderecuerdos.blogspot.com/2009/03/posthumous-memoirs-of-bras-cubas.html

Richard said...

Thanks for hosting the challenge, which is now completed on my end! My last two novels, by José Emilio Pacheco and Roberto Bolaño, were very good and outstanding respectively: for details, see http://caravanaderecuerdos.blogspot.com/2009/04/las-batallas-en-el-desierto.html and http://caravanaderecuerdos.blogspot.com/2009/04/amuleto.html