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There is more to Chile than Pablo Neruda,
This review is from: Between Extremes: A Journey Beyond Imagination (Paperback)I am a Brit currently living in Chile - and this book was a disappointment to me. Unlike other books I have read on Chile this book did not convey the character of the people or the stunning beauty of the country.
I enjoyed the style of the book - it was a refreshing change to see two different view points set out section by section rather then the thoughts of the two mingled together. But this did not do Mr Keenan any favors - for by the end of the book I was skipping his sections. Pablo Neruda's poety is worth reading - there is no doubt - but there is so much more to Chile than one poet.
This country is stunningly beautiful - it's people so different in each region of this land - the scenery so distinct from north to south - and I was so disappointed that so little of that came across in their writing. In the end I felt that this book was more about their friendship and themselves than about a country which in recent times has had more publicity about some of its citizens than it has about its breathtaking beauty.