The Dream of the Celt

dreamofThe Dream of the Celt
by Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru)
2010 / 358 pages
rating:   8

Mario Vargas Llosa is another winner of the Nobel Prize for literature and considering his brilliant work,  The Feast of the Goat (2001) deservedly so.  Yes, I’ve read it –  twice.  Vargas writes top drawer historical fiction.

The Dream of the Celt is also historical fiction and very, very well researched but there were man times I felt like I was reading a fictionalized biography – just some dialogue and specific scenes added to complete the picture.  The idea of Vargas using a journalistic approach for this novel is interesting because Roger Casement was in the news quite a lot between 1903 and 1916 and continues to be of interest.
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