Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa

The novel is a semi-autobiographical tale of a young man in Peru who falls in love with his divorced aunt, Julia, while working at a radio station. Their scandalous romance unfolds amidst the backdrop of a chaotic radio station run by a brilliant but unstable Bolivian scriptwriter who churns out daily soap operas. The narrative alternates between the protagonist's real life and the melodramatic world created by the scriptwriter, blending reality and fiction in a humorous and poignant exploration of love and creativity.

The 1884th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 204

Since this book was first published in 1977, there is a penalty of 4.8%. The age adjusted score is 194.21.

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