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The author of In Patagonia is Bruce Chatwin He was born in Sheffield United Kingdom on May 13 1940 He married in 1965 His famous Gone to Patagonia note was left at the Sunday Times where he worked sometime in 1972-75 He died outside of Nice France on January 17 1989 This is a nonfiction book mostly of travel logs The book is about Chatwins memoirs as he travels through Patagonia the uttermost part of the earth He travels through many places in South America and meets many people There is not really a plot it is just a lot of notes about his journey through South America and Patagonia I dont really know the main idea in this book seeing that all it is is notes about his journey and experiences This can relate to our lives in a way that as we all go through our own journeys in life we will encounter problems and distractions but we dont give up and keep going There is significance to the title of In Patagonia because thats what the book is about The book is written in the first person It read pretty slowly for me because not many parts really grabbed my attention It did seem real it is after all based on the day-to-day business of traveling through a foreign country Ive never read any other books like it so I cant really compare to anything else The characters were believable My favorite part was when two people had this discussion If you give me work you are a saint and your wife is a saint and your children are angels and that dog is the best dog in the world The other man replies There is no work In that case you are the son of a whore your wife is a whore your children are monkeys and if I catch that dog Ill kick its arse till its
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