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tonyburton / Moderator


Jan 10, 2012, 10:37 PM

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Down and Delirious in Mexico City: Memoir by Daniel Hernandez digs deep into youth culture

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Read Anthony Wright's review HERE
Sounds like a great book!



esperanza

Jan 11, 2012, 7:30 AM

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Re: [tonyburton] Down and Delirious in Mexico City: Memoir by Daniel Hernandez digs deep into youth

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Down and Delirious in Mexico City is definitely an interesting read, but IMHO it is more about the seamy-side youth culture here (goths, emos, latter-day hippies, etc) than it is about what most retirement-age folks want to know about the city.

I found it to be not as interesting and not as well-written as David Lida's First Stop in the New World, which is a marvelously fascinating collection of stories about where to go (and where to stay far away from!) in Mexico City.

For me, Hernández's book was a struggle to read. Lida's book was a struggle to put down.

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Rolly


Jan 11, 2012, 2:58 PM

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Re: [esperanza] Down and Delirious in Mexico City: Memoir by Daniel Hernandez digs deep into youth

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I bought it for my Kindle this morning.
I've read about a third of it. Thus far it's pretty boring.
Unless it picks up soon, I'll chuck it.

Rolly Pirate


esperanza

Jan 11, 2012, 3:22 PM

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Re: [Rolly] Down and Delirious in Mexico City: Memoir by Daniel Hernandez digs deep into youth

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It's more interesting if you are 22 and have a lot of your orifices and other appurtenances pierced. I think that lets both of us out, Rolly.

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TigerTonio


Jan 13, 2012, 6:09 AM

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Re: [esperanza] Down and Delirious in Mexico City: Memoir by Daniel Hernandez digs deep into youth

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First Stop in the New World by David Lida certainly is a fascinating and captivating read on Mexico City, and it's a book I still refer to from time-to-time. =)
 
 
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