Lima - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

If your Spanish is up for it, read Vargas Llosa. - Jul 2022

Mario Vargas Llosa: The Dream of the Celt (for adult readers on the Amazon rubber boom),
Wade Davis: One River (on coca, rubber, Amazon communities),
Adrian Forsythe and Ken Miata: Tropical Nature (for anyone who plans to visit the Amazon),
Elizabeth Fagg Olds: Women of the Four Winds (One of four biographies is about Annie Smith Peck, a mountaineer who climbed Huascaran, Peru's highest peak in a "race" to discover the continent's highest peak). - Oct 2018

The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) and anything Vargas Llosa. - Sep 2015

The typical tour books - Lonely Planet, Fodor's, etc. Novels by Mario Vargas Llosa - Nobel Literature Prize winner. - May 2015

Anything by Mario Vargas Llosa. - Mar 2014

Here's a link to some great recommendations: - Aug 2013

Anything by Mario Vargas LLosa (magical realism), Ciro Alegria (indigenous topics), Garcilaso de la Vega (colonial accounts) - Jan 2012

Mario Vargas Llosa, and a passage in Moby Dick about Lima. - Jul 2010

Check out the web site "Living in Peru" for news of general interest. It's in English. - Jun 2010

Mario Vargas Llosa is a prominent author who was raised in Peru. Any of his fiction that takes place in Peru is worth reading. - Apr 2008


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