Monday, June 6, 2011
A Venezuelan journey begins
Remember a few days ago I wrote about the book Socialist Dreams & Beauty Queens? Well the good ol' publishers at Skyhorse Publishing sent me a copy to review...and wow is all I have to say. It may seem like a fictional novel, but who can make up these scenarios?
The first chapter is always the most important chapter because it needs to grab you. And it sure did. Mr. Jamie Maslin sure got himself into one crazy journey; especially after convincing himself to meet these couch surfers. I sure as hell would be unable to do what Maslin did so I give him that credit. I also commend him for taking an interest in South American culture; not to many people are fond of us.
So what happens in the first chapter? Mix some shady taxis, a family for-warning, big breasted women, a German journalist, a map and of course we must not forget about our Cesar Chavez conversations; that's chapter one. I look forward to reading more and more about Maslin's adventures. Hopefully readers can get a better sense of the political and cultural climate of this beautiful country. I'll continue to recap certain chapters as time goes by. See you soon.