Disjointed - nearly magical realism,
This review is from: The Polish Boxer (Paperback)
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The title - "The Polish Boxer" - drew me in - but the promised topic of the boy/man's grandfather was only slight - a bit at the beginning and again at the very unsatisfactory end.
In the past I read a good deal of South American Magical Realism but got tired of it and I am afraid this does not match up to any of the greats such as Isabel Allende ...
This is a translation from the original Spanish - the language in places is very weird.
The "plot" for want of a better word takes place mainly in Guatemala, America & Serbia - unconnected happenings occur - some very bizarre.
There are lecturers, students, farmers, gipsies, musicians, postcards, soldiers, Serbians & Jews, and some mention of a Polish Boxer.
I struggled to the end to write a review but overall it was not for me.