You will love Full Circle, A South American Journey! After reading Luis Sepulveda’s The Old Man Who Read Love Stories, I fell in love with him. So I bought every book of the author after that novel, and as I keep reading his books, I liked him more and more. After I finished the Full Circle, I did something I haven’t done since my childhood; I kissed the book. I kissed the book because I didn’t know how to love it other than kissing it.
Sepulveda is one of the rare authors who can make you feel like he is your best friend, brother and lover. His sincerity and humanity do not fit in pages; it grows in every sentence. The book contains Sepulveda’s life full of danger and courage, as well as incredible characters and amazing stories. You will see different lives, get excited, happy and upset, from lie competitions to planes carrying wine and corpses, from revolutionaries that rob banks, to prison universities. I think that Sepulveda makes you feel like he will never leave you alone. This is his difference from the authors who hold your hand and take you places. Believe me; you will love Seoulveda a lot. Enjoy!
Full Circle: A South American Journey
Part autobiography, part travel memoir, “Full Circle” brings us the distinctive voice of one of South America’s most compelling writers. Chilean Sepulveda takes us on a “journey without itinerary”, meeting extravagant characters and extraordinary situations, from sleepy tropical towns to the landscapes of legendary Patagonia.
Born in Santiago, Chile, Luis Sepúlveda is the multi-award-winning author of many adult novels and stories for children. Politically and socially engaged, he was persecuted and jailed by the Pinochet regime. And worked for years as a crew member on a Greenpeace ship. The Story of a Seagull and The Cat Who Taught Her to Fly has been translated in over 40 countries. There are several film and theatre adaptations.
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