03 January 2014

The Tuner Of Silences ~ Mia Couto


Tournament of Books : 2014

Convoluted fantastical ramblings
At once fertile and barren

Only read this because it was in the Tournament of Books.  Not. For. Me. At all!!!  Magical realism is not on my reading radar.  Even the book title has been poeticised ...  in its original language it was "JesusalĂ©m"  so why the need to make it even more obscure?

Portuguese surrealism meets African superstition.