Re: RARA-AVIS: "Leonardo's bicycle" by Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Date: 20 Sep 2002

Etienne: Good to hear that you enjoyed Taibo's Leonardo's Bicycle. His PI, Hector Belascoaran Shayne is definitely one-of-a-kind; Taibo even killed him off in one novel and brought him back in the next, due to "the demands of his readers." My favorite may be The Shadow of the Shadow, a classic Taibo surreal romp: revolution, political corruption, and murder in 1922 Mexico, packed with his unique characters and their bittersweet nostalgia and regret. Is there such a thing as "surrealistic noir"?

Manuel Ramos MOONY'S ROAD TO HELL (2002) BROWN-ON-BROWN (2003)

# To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
#  This will not work for the digest version.
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 20 Sep 2002 EDT