18 Sep 2016

The New Torchlight List: South America

From Sunday Morning, 8:40 am on 18 September 2016

Jim and Wallace discuss South American writers, including the politics and the passion reflected in the great writing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez - recommending the memorable Love in the Time of Cholera but urging readers to avoid The Autumn of the Patriarch at all costs. This book, written in one paragraph is, Jim says, "really terrible". Jim also reveals his attitude to magic realism: "I'm dead against it when it takes over. When someone disappears in a puff of smoke when they could just have easily been run over by a truck."