Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Just finished reading "The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts" by Louis de Bernieres. It was so good that it gets a special mention. In fact I'd say I liked it more than Captain Corelli. Let's just hope they never make a Nicholas Cage-ified film version of it.

Given that the book is fairly unsparing about the horrors caused, directly and indirectly, by the American involvement in Colombia over the years, I suppose Hollywood will keep well away. Last night I watched 'Bad Boys II' where the entire Miami PD basically invades Cuba at the end in a totally save-the-free-world justified fashion, but I don't think they could do quite such a propaganda job with Don Emmanuel.

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