This is a book report about "AT the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig".

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Through the eyes of a British man Paraguay is pictured as a country of eccentricity and contradiction, of beguilingly individualistic men and women.

As this TP was written my points of view was the most important information source, disagreeing with the author in some of his statements.

He describes a dirty country, and in my defence it is not like that.

In relation to the title, in the cover of the book is the photo of a pink pig. It does not say why, but I suppose that it would be on sale in the market and called his attention. Or perhaps, the Inflatable Pig was a premonition of its book: Great by outside, emptiness on the inside.

"AT the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig"

Is a book about Paraguay written by John Gimlette, an English lawyer who has come here in Paraguay for visit. But from its beginning, the book is full of errors and plagued of hatred towards Paraguay.

"Paraguay is not merely isolated, it is almost impenetrable", why does he said that? Our country is open to travel in and out, for my personal experience, Paraguay is neither isolated nor impenetrable, and I would travel with no problem at all, if I had the means. Commerce in general terms is good here, we import as much as we export. "It has become a refuge to Nazis, cannibals, strange sixteenth-century Anabaptists, White Russians and fantastic creatures that ought long ago to have been extinct". "The Paraguayans describe their landlocked nation as 'South America's Switzerland'. In truth, it is its Cinderella". I do not know anyone who thinks that Paraguay is the 'South America's Switzerland' as he mentioned. "A by-product of Paraguay's strong kinship and oral traditions is that no one agrees on anything. History is largely a...