I posted an entry a few months ago on the uruguayan writer carlos liscano who was a political prisoner during the military dictatorship of the 70's and 80's in uruguay. he wrote a book called truck of fools about the 13 years that he spent tortured in a uruguayan prison. i noticed that the vancouver library didn't have this book so i made a request for them to purchase it and they did! i was the first person to borrow it, and i tried reading it but couldn't finish. mostly because it's too depressing and i don't know if the translation is that good. or maybe it's the writing that isn't too inspiring. i'm returing it soon, so if you live in vancouver and you're interested in this book you can borrow it.