Monday, November 07, 2016

Yan Lianke's 6 favorite books

Yan Lianke's latest book is The Explosion Chronicles. One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Captain Pantoja and the Special Service by Mario Vargas Llosa

When we discuss the humor and power of satire, we typically focus on a work's story and characters. It is primarily at a structural level, however, that Vargas Llosa's novel about a stuffy captain on a mission in the hinterlands of Peru has an astonishingly chaotic beauty. Its rhythmic narration creates the work's ironic, satirical tone.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue