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Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around South America Challenge were written by authors from Peru. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.
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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa EN

Rating: 4     38 Votes
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
'A comic novel on the grand scale written with tremendous confidence and verve. Mario, 18-year-old law student and radio news-editor, falls scandalously for his Aunt Julia, the 32-year-old divorced wife of a cousin, and the progressively lunatic story of this affair is interwoven with episodes from a series of radio soap-operas written by his friend Pedro Comacho. Vargas Llosa's huge energy and inventiveness is extravagant and fabulously funny.' New Statesman
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Recommended: 20 Feb 2022
2.

Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa EN

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Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
Set in an isolated, rundown community in the Peruvian Andes, Vargas Llosa's novel tells the story of a series of mysterious disappearances involving the Shining Path guerrillas and a local couple performing cannibalistic sacrifices with strange similiarities to the Dionysian rituals of ancient Greece. Part detective novel and part political allegory, it offers a panoramic view of Peruvian society; not only of the current political violence and social upheaval, but also of the country's past and its connection to Indian culture and pre-Hispanic mysticism.
Recommended: 21 May 2022
3.

On Job by Gustavo GutiƩrrez EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
One of this century's most eminent theologians addresses the eternal questions of the relationship of good and evil, linking the story of Job to the lives of the poor and oppressed of our world.
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Recommended: 01 Feb 2021
4.

The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa EN

Rating: 3.5     21 Votes
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as 'Lily' in Lima in 1950, where she claims to be from Chile but vanishes the moment her claim is exposed as fiction. He loves her next in Paris as 'Comrade Arlette', an activist en route to Cuba, an icy, remote lover who denies knowing anything about the Lily of years gone by. Whoever the bad girl turns up as and however poorly she treats him, Ricardo is doomed to worship her. Gifted liar and irresistible, maddening muse - does Ricardo ever know who she really is?
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Recommended: 22 Jun 2022
5.

The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa EN

Rating: 4     37 Votes
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
Returning to her native Domincan Republic, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral, discovers that Rafael Trujillo, the depraved dictator called the Goat by the Domincans, still reigns over his inner circle, which includes Urania's father, with brutality and blackmail, but soon an uprising against him will result in a revolution that will have profound consequences. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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Recommended: 02 Jan 2018
6.

The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
The Time of the Hero has been acclaimed by critics around the world as one of the outstanding Spanish novels of recent decades. In the author's native Peru, this powerful social satire so outraged the authorities that a thousand copies were publicly burned. The novel is set in Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima, where a group of cadets attempt to break out of the vicious round of sadistic ragging, military discipline, confinement and boredom. But their pranks set off a cycle of betrayal, murder and revenge which jeopardizes the entire military hierarchy. 'A work of undeniable power and ski... continue
Genre Satire
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

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