I believe this is the first book written by a Portuguese author that I’ve reviewed. Yay! Ricardo Araújo Pereira is a household name in Portugal. He and 3 other friends used to do a sketch comedy show called Gato Fedorento which is just hilarious! (You can youtube it if you like, but it’s all done in Portuguese, so unless you speak it you won’t really get it). I’ve always been a big fan, and besides from being a funnyman he’s also very smart and literate and he writes these chronicles for a weekly magazine.
Hence, this book! It’s a compendium of his best chronicles from 2007 to 2009, which range from everything, from politics to society to soccer. Some of them are hysterical, and some of them probably are hysterical as well, but I don’t understand them since I don’t understand Portuguese politics (we have so many political parties with so many corrupt people in them! And everyone bribes everyone! Portugal you guys!).
A classmate of mine lent this to me, and I’m glad he did. I read this in-between a reading block, and the short length and lightness of each piece was perfect for my mood.