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The Library of Babel

A Spin-off of http://bookwormshead.blogspot.co.uk

The Emperor - Ryszard Kapuściński, William R. Brand, Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand Less intriguing than all the others books by Kapuscinski I've already read.

The problem with "The Emperor" is the style chosen by the great Polish journalist. At this time Kapuscinski simply reports all the interviews he did to the former Abissinian entourage of Haile Selassiè as personal accounts instead of creating an actual narrative structure.

Despite of the great interest of the whole story together with some astonishing accounts given, I have to admit how I found book a little disturbing due for its literary technique.

For the first time ever I put another journalist over Kapuscinski about the same topic: Evelyn Waugh who was less factual, but more interesting to read.