|Plot Summary of The Storyteller|
|"Mario Vargas Llosa, himself the main character of this novel, writes about a friend he knew in college, Saul Zuratas, who was a passionate student of a tribe in the Amazonas jungle, the Machiguengas. The strong relationship they both had has desintegrated thirty years later, but when Mario is visiting a Machiguenga photo exposition in Florence, he finds a character in one of them which seems too familiar: a white man telling stories to other machiguengas as if he were part of these people. Could it be Saul?
Mario himself becomes interested in the Machiguengas when years later he's a TV host of a cultural show and finally decides to write this story."
Augusto Wong Campos, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Storyteller|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
- American Indian
- best friends
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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