Dy's Take

September 25, 2009

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende

Filed under: Books — Dy @ 16:34

( 75 )      The Journeys of Jaguar and Eagle, book 2

Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

A much faster read than the first book in this series, and, frankly, one with substantially less content.

It idolizes the isolated parts of the world and demonizes capitalists (with a gently pointed caricature of a certain software billionaire). It reveres mysticism at the expense of logic, and involves a ridiculously convoluted plot among the bad guys.

I’ll keep reading them, since I’m 2/3 of the way through the trilogy, but would not recommend this volume. Here’s hoping book 3 is better!

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