Book review: Multiple Choice, by Alejandro Zamba
There can be few phrases – in any language – that have as much power to instil dry-mouthed panic as “you may now turn over your papers and begin”. In Alejandro Zambra’s Multiple Choice, however, the examination format is an excuse for fun, not fear, as he uses the structure of the Chilean Academic Aptitude Test, which students in his country used to have to take in order to apply for a place at university, as the basis for often humorous but at times also desperately sad meditations on everything from the way people behave in elevators to the state of the Chilean Constitution.
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