Subtitled “A Mexico City Chronicle,” The Interior Circuit is a memoir connecting journalist Francisco Goldman’s life in Mexico City, his attempts to regain his life after the death of his wife, and stories about the political and criminal landscape of the metropolis.
Goldman’s personal stories weren’t really very interesting. Even his attempts to learn to drive a stick-shift in Mexico City traffic should have been amusing, but they failed to gain even a giggle out of me. Despite mentioning the death of his wife and his attempts of move on, he didn’t dwell on this either – although to be fair, he had already written a book on the subject. It did find his interpretations of the Mexico City politics and their connection with the Drug Cartels fascinating. I didn’t know that much about the subject before, and it really piqued my interest, although I can’t say I was persuaded by some of the author’s political arguments.
There was some good stuff here, but everything seemed too hodge-podge, too loose. A good editor might have been able to help.
3 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2014
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