This book has a lot of good information, but the whiny tone just got on my nerves after a while. Okay, I get it. Latin America has been exploited for 5 centuries, and this book goes over point by point all the instances in which they've been screwed over. That's an impressive amount of territory to cover, and Galeano does a good job navigating the territory coherently. My problem is that the academics seem backwards. It seems like the research was cherry picked to support the hypothesis, which is ridiculously unnecessary, but lends the air of bullshit to the proceedings even though he's generally correct. The constant jabs at the Imperialists and Bourgeois fill this text with hyperbolic rhetoric that undermines its message. That is if it's message is anything more than polemic. I'm not exactly sure.
To the person that was annoyed about the, read CORRECT Spanish pronunciations. WTF?
This has to be one of the worst books I have read in years. Sanderson seems to have distilled all of the worst in fantasy writing into one book. It also reads like he wrote this when he was 14. The story is uncompelling and remarkably unbelievable. The characters come off more as characitures than as people. The dialogue is about as campy and uninteresting as anything I've come across since I stopped reading Amazing Spiderman comics when I was a kid. The novel is so juvenile that it is impossible to shrug off disbelief and become immersed in it.
Disappointing considering I thought Mistborn, while overrated, was really worthwhile.
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