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Down And Delirious In Mexico City: The Aztec Metropolis In The Twenty-First Century (2011)

by Daniel Hernandez(Favorite Author)
3.61 of 5 Votes: 4
1416577033 (ISBN13: 9781416577034)
review 1: As a young adult, and Mexico City inhabitant I can tell that this book offers a deeper point of view on my own hometown. I think the author's writting is amazing and since I've been in touch with some of the underground groups he's talking about and being close to some places and facts I can tell that he's very objective and offers a valuable different point of view, one that is not damaged by prejudice. This is definitely not a turistic guide, but the quest for the complexity that underlies in the city and its people. Highly recommended for those who have real cultural/sociological interest.
review 2: This was an engaging read from start to finish. The author writes with an informed voice on very contemporary happenings in Mexico City- from fashion to politic
... mores to crime to religion- relating these things to history, his own American/Mexican background, and even broadens implications to worldwide avant garde culture. The focus of each chapter was never dry, and the backdrop of the city itself fills in details in the anecdotes, as if any more were needed. The inclusion of chapter notes at the end was an unexpected treat- not only did it show the research, it gives me more reading to pursue. Hernandez has continued the tradition of "Foreign Writer" in a fresh way, and distills the energy of Mexico City with an intelligent and reverent pen. less
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A series of underreported essays choked with annoying scenesterism and egregious overwriting.
Hay ciudades que enamoran y la Ciudad de México es una de ellas. I'm so ready to go back!
A fascinating look at a very complex city.
I just could not get into this book.
An interesting ethnography!
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