“Le Livre des Étreintes” – Eduardo Galeano

Reading this one in French has definitely been a challenge, so I would suggest you to read it in a language you feel at ease with.

I feel a bit conflicted with my general opinion about the book: It has helped me in moments I have been feeling completely & absolutely down. I was literally laughing out loud & shedding tears while going from chapter to chapter. It was weird at times, surprising, unexpected, touching, enveloping & thought provoking. But next to that, it also had parts which were overly political for my personal taste.

All in all, there were quite a few gems in it, as a total, it only measures up to 3 out of 5 star.
I would definitely recommend exactly this edition though, the illustrations contribute to the style of the writing & carry you away into a fairy-tale-like Alice in Wonderland setting.

“Le Livre des Étreintes” – Eduardo Galeano

★★★☆☆ (3/5)

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