Monday, August 24, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This week has been a fun week in reading. I read Dario Fò's The Pope's Daughter, a retelling of the story of Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia. It's written like nonfiction; the narrative voice has a lot of authority and tells the story like a history book. The book is also peppered with the author's illustrations of various personages.  I enjoyed it.

This week I'm still reading Flood of Fire (I will be for a while) and I started an older book, Daniel Venegas's rediscovered work The Adventures of Don Chipote, a satire version of Don Quixote about a Mexican migrant to the United States. The book was written in the mid-20th century and appeared in English for the first time in 2000.

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2 comments:

Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante said...

You might send a copy of the Adventures of Don Chipote to Trump, hah!

By the way, thank for listing Book Dilettante on your blog list. However, I changed my blog address some time ago and the link goes to a blank page. Would you mind changing Book Dilettante's new link to http://bookdilettante.blogspot.com

Much appreciated. Happy reading this week!

Mystica said...

The Don Quixote story is something I dont know but obviously it has a connection to the Mexican saga of Trump which was (for me) horrendous. I hope someone will clarify.