Continuing my challenge around the world, I read books: set in Argentine (fiction) and in Czech (non-fiction). Written in few last years (non-fiction) and in 40s (fiction).
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Literackie, 1977
Two stories set in Argentine, with different characters but both quite psychological. The first one (The Rats) is focused on family and its friends. The second one is a story of a girl, working as a prostitute, and her mentally disabled brother. They are good, nothing exceptional, but both endings are just strong, making the stories memorable and worthy of recommendation.
My opinion: 7/10.
Also for the challenge: Around the World in 12 Books.
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Czarne, 2010
Pages: 292, with photos
A book based on interviews with Czech, author’s travels and knowledge. A great book by a famous Polish Czechophile. His style is light, making you either smile or laugh and just making you devour the book. I think there is no need to recommend it to fans of Mariusz Szczygieł (I became one!) or Czech. I’d recommend it too to those who aren’t interested in Czech or for lovers of quality books.
My opinion: 10/10.