I have been able to read over the last few days, so long as I take it slowly, although using the computer is still very challenging. I borrowed this from the library. It appealed to me for two reasons. Firstly, it is written by one of my favourite authors, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He has an amazing writing style and I can't get enough of his works. Secondly, it is about a film director who was exiled from Chile during Pinochet's military dictatorship. Later, he re-enters Chile disguised as a Paraguayan businessman with the intent of filming a documentary about Pinochet's cruel regime. My family-in-law are from Chile and so although I wouldn't normally read non-fiction, this is an issue that I find interesting from a personal and a political perspective. The opening sentence is:
"Ladeco flight 115 from Asuncion, Paraguay, was about to land an hour late at Santiago's Pantahual airport."Nothing particularly exciting there at all, I have to admit that it doesn't do much for me, but the rest of the book has been pretty good so far.
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