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The Viceroy of Ouidah (Vintage Classics) - Community Reviews back

by Bruce Chatwin
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 years ago
This was a surprising little thing. It was was a beautifully written account of the history of a family, of a time, of two places, of tragedy on the heels of fortune or more tragedy. Beyond the exquisite evocative quality, what came as a surprise was how it reminded me of Latin-american writing i...
Books Over TV
Books Over TV rated it 5 years ago
This book was complex, hard to understand and grim. It wasn't what I had expected. I'm sure if I understood the language I would've had a better understanding. However, the parts I did understand were good. Francisco had a very diverse and interesting life encountering many strange and appalling cha...
riley
riley rated it 6 years ago
Is this mythology as history? Or maybe narrative journalism as history? I saw Cobra Verde ages ago and I didn't know this was the source material. If memory serves, it was very liberally adapted. This is an absolutely crazy story, and at this remove I'm not sure if it matters what is true and what i...
tmwstw
tmwstw rated it 7 years ago
Lovely book, dazzling writing, colourful images, and great use of descriptive language.The story moves at a very swift pace, with no superfluous scenes or loose ends.Need to read it again soon to pick up on all the imagery.
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