--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Gonzalo Baeza" <gbaeza@...> wrote:
> I'd never heard of de Pedrolo before. I'll look him up. Any books in
> particular you recommend?
I strongly recomend Joc brut (Dirty play) and Totes les bčsties de
cŕrrega (All the beasts of burden), but Ihave yet to encounter a
Pedrolo novel or short story that is not interesting. The guy was a
real powerhouse, be it noir, science-fiction, fantasy or totally
There is also a movie being made of his end-of-the-world classic
_Mecanoscrit del segon origen_ (Typescript of the second origin), the first Catalan book to sell a million copies. Directed by the great Bigas Luna (Jamón, jamón, Bambola, etc.).
And this page of the Pedrolo Foundation has a photo of the author
posing as, er, the thin man.
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