Date: 01 Aug 2005

In a message dated 7/31/05 8:50:42 PM, writes:

> Along with DIA, which was written some 12 years later (?  Someone know when
> that was originally released?), CARROT also conjured up images from THE SUN
> ALSO RISES.  Instead of Spain, though, the bullfights take place in TJ, and
> the difference between clean, rich Madrid and depressed Tijuana are striking. 
> Sometimes, during the bullfight sections, Roberts even lapses into
> Hemingway's style, though not with glaringly obvious riffs on the minimalist gems like
> "He went to the river.  The river was there."  More like the run-on
> descriptions that pepper SUN.  If you read SUN, it really conjures up the idea of
> someone from that book slumming it in Baja.

TSAR is one of my favorite books, having read it at an impressionable age. Dia De Los Muertos was published in hardcover December 1997

A Carrot For The Donkey, huh?

John Lau

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