Saturday, September 25, 2010

In Praise of the Stepmother

Another book of South American writer, this time from Peru, one of my favorites – Mario Vargas Llosa. “In Praise of the Stepmother” is an erotic. It’s pretty naughty even for an erotic because one of main characters is a child who is seducing his stepmother. It’s light and funny though. I always have a good laugh while reading Mario Vargas Llosa’s books. He describes even the most disgusting physiological activities in an enjoyable way and leads readers into the world of art, or rather “inside paintings”.

Plus, the Polish edition of his books is very nicely designed. I don’t judge books by their covers but I do judge the covers. It’s not like I only read good looking books. Although if a cover is nice I always appreciate it. And I really like the photo on the front of “In Praise…”! The paper inside is a bit shiny and there are some paintings printed. They’re the part of a story so I’m sure foreign editions have them as well.

Francois Boucher "Diana resting after her bath" (1742)

Tiziano Vecellio "Venus with Organist and Cupid"
Fra Angelico "The Annunciation" (1437)

1 comment:

  1. The cover rocks indeed ^^ I actually hate it that they take away the novels covers in our uni library (for some weird reason), the books look so faceless ~ even if they're a great read! The first two paintings are so sexy ^.^ Interesting to compare with the last one... the ever-changing beauty ideal ^.^