Thursday, September 21, 2006

Mad Portuguese and Englishmen: Alentejo Blue digested

John Crace digests books to a nice mush for you.

Here's an extract (yes, even digested books still have enough juice for extracts; for the bare bones, go to Digested read, Digested at the bottom of the page).

From Monica Ali's Alentejo Blue:

"Gosh it's hot," Joao said to himself, vividly creating an image of the harsh, sunburnt Portuguese countryside. As he dragged his 84-year-old body out into the forest to relieve himself, he stumbled across his friend, Rui, hanging from a tree. "Change comes to us all," he thought deeply.

Heh. Read the rest of it here.

More digested reads here.

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