Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Book Review | Nathalia Tortora | The Lanin And Other Mapuche Legends

The Lanin: And Other Mapuche Legends

I won this book through Goodreads giveaways. This book was not sent to me in exchange for a positive review. Everything said in this review is my honest opinion. 

Author: Nathalia Tortora
Title: The Lanin & Other Mapuche Legends
Genre: Short Stories, Legends, Mythology, Anthology, Translations

Synopsis: The Mapuche are a group of indigenous inhabitants of Patagonia. The collective term refers to a diverse ethnicity composed of various groups who shared a social and religious structure, as well as a common language, mapudungun. The mythology and religion of the Mapuche contain an extensive collection of shared beliefs. These myths tell the story of the creation of the world and speak of deities and spirits that reside in Patagonia. They also try to explain how some plants, animals, lakes and mountains were created. This short work contains an anthology of legends and myths that are common to the various Mapuche tribes. 

Review: I would like to thank the translator of this book for having a giveaway and i'm sure happy to have been lucky enough to win a copy. I was extra excited when I won this book as it sounded like an interesting read. After receiving the book and finally getting around to reading it, I can say that this book did not disappoint me. I really enjoyed reading these short stories and learning of legends from the Mapuche tribe. This was a short read but that is one of the reasons I liked this book along with the stories. It was interesting to read about myths and legends from other cultures. I found that it was easy to get into this book and it did not take me long to finish reading this book. I will be keeping this book on my bookshelves forever. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in myths and legends from other cultures. These myths and legends are very interesting and certainly open your eyes to beliefs of other cultures and how they differ from our own culture. I am glad that the time was took for this book to be translated into English otherwise I would not have been able to read or enjoy these tales. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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