In Praise of the Stepmother (Mário Vargas Llosa)

  • Mario Vargas Llosa is not content, he sharpens our senses to the point of staying suspended until the last line. And then we deeply sigh, already feeling sad for having to separate from Lucrezia, Rigoberto and a little demon named Fonchito.

    In Praise of the Stepmother - which reads in the twinkling of an eye - is a bold, sensual book, a little perverse even, but extraordinary in its atrocious and intoxicating beauty.

    Tags: Beauty Stepmother Perversity Society