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The Bolivian times Reviews
As a Bolivian born Australian, my antenna goes up straight away every time an Australian author publishes a book about Bolivia. When I saw the blurb on the front cover of this one, which reads 'a very funny story about tear gas, heartbreak, bad Spanish, COCAINE and deadlines', I thought "here we go again" - for it seems that there cannot be a book, an article or a program about Bolivia that doesn't focus on cocaine. And yet, there is so much more to this country, its landscapes, its culture and its people - A country in which I lived for 20 years without ever seeing as much as a milligram of the infamous white powder!The previous book I read about Bolivia by an Australian author, 'Marching Powder' made me angry at so many levels I could hardly begin to describe them (however I managed to outline most of them in my review of that book, and thanks to the wonders of electronic media was able to express them directly to the author, Rusty Young, via a lengthy email correspondence exchanged in 2005) so I expected 'The Bolivian Times' would make me equally mad.Not so. Instead, I found myself laughing out loud and having to read whole sections aloud to my (English) husband, who wanted to know what was so funny. I found myself wanting to cry at the end, over a soccer match, of all things. My knowledge of Bolivian history stops in the late eighties, when I left the country. This book filled me in on what happened the following decade as well as any history book would have. It presented a balanced view of what makes Bolivia so ugly and yet so attractive, so terrible and wonderful, so alluring and repelling all at the same time. It managed to capture with a certain degree of accuracy the complexities, simplicities, idiosyncrasies, and contradictions of Bolivian culture, as seen by a foreigner. True, 'The Bolivian Times' is no literary masterpiece. Elliot's metaphors are particularly cheesy - but they might have been intended that way. Perhaps he should have stuck to his journalistic/humorous style. As a narrator, the author can at times come across as annoying, self-centred and immature - but he is 10 times more likeable than Thomas McFadden, the narrator of 'marching powder'.
Just very average. It gave very little insight and the author came across as a bit of a tosser. Off to borrow Marching Powder from the library instead.
This is really good book, but having read Marching Powder prior to this, I think it wasn't as good.
Funny and engaging rites of passage tale of high altitude trials and tribulations in the Andes
Tim Elliott is from Sydney and works for the Bolivian Times in La Paz. Bolivia's backbone is cocaine and corruption.
Love ends, mayhem startsAussie journo on coke bingeAnd other fun stuff