Depois de ler o seu discurso de aceitação do Prémio Nobel de Literatura 2010, fiquei ainda com mais vontade de ler um dos seus livros. Vale a pena ler todo o discurso, mas destaco o seguinte:
Like writing, reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life. When we look in fiction for what is missing in life, we are saying, with no need to say it or even to know it, that life as it is does not satisfy our thirst for the absolute – the foundation of the human condition – and should be better. We invent fictions in order to live somehow the many lives we would like to lead when we barely have one at our disposal.
"Mario Vargas Llosa - Nobel Lecture". Nobelprize.org. 9 Dec 2010 http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2010/vargas_llosa-lecture_en.html