Posts tagged as "Book"
A classic for the decade (of Mad Men)

A classic for the decade (of Mad Men)

The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit Sloan Wilson 370 pages At a moment in his life, Tom Rath decides that the time has come to forget everything and start over from scratch. He tells himself that the fact that one has killed a lot of men in the war does not mean anything, because...
Hedonism and alcohol: a hilarious theory

Hedonism and alcohol: a hilarious theory

Everyday Drinking Kingsley Amis 324 páginas Malpaso Do not get confused: the consumption of alcohol is glorified here. But not in the way an adolescent ends up peeing on himself before being admitted to hospital for alcoholic coma, and after having wet his whistle with foul drinks, typical of every awful watering hole. No, nothing...
Falling and laughing

Falling and laughing

Lost in Music. A Pop Odyssey Giles Smith 310 pages Contra When Giles Smith wrote this book, he never imagined that twenty years later it would be translated into other languages. The writer’s first creative drive was not writing but pop music. It did not work out though. The bands he founded never achieved the...
Mariana Orozco

Mariana Orozco

Lifted out of its better-known life as a novel, Maridos (Husbands) by Angeles Mastretta is being shifted or rather erased by the artist Mariana Orozco into a form of visual poetry in which the book will be an artist book and object rather than a text. Ulises Carrión the Mexican poet, artist and author wrote...
Moral tales

Moral tales

Published in their day by several media like The New Yorker or Harper’s, the ten stories that make up Tenth of December confirm George Saunders’ (Texas, 1958) good condition. The author plays with genres, points of view and syntax to create astonishing voices; dubious minds and damaged consciences we get to know in depth, from...
Palahniuk in Hell

Palahniuk in Hell

Madison Spencer is thirteen years old and she is dead. She is the daughter of a Hollywood celebrity couple, and she died of marijuana overdose – or so she believes. The thing is that now, just like that, she lives in hell with four new companions: a punk-rocker called Archer, a nerd Leonard, Babette the...
There is no turning back

There is no turning back

Let me tell you immediately that Something Happened is not just any novel. It is a colossal work that will require all your bravery as exquisite readers to go through its more than 600 pages of soliloquy plagued with inner demons, fear and guilt. Listen closely: I have here the endless monologue of a restless...
The Godfather of punk (Belfast City Rockers)

The Godfather of punk (Belfast City Rockers)

Terri Hooley is the hero in the shadows. He was the man who made it possible for Northern Ireland to have its own rock’n’roll at the end of the 70’s. Owner of the legendary store Good Vibrations, he strained to introduce the world to the bands he liked the most, and did not care if...
John Fante, beginning and end

John Fante, beginning and end

Published for the first time in 1940 with the title Dago Red, the thirteen short stories by John Fante you will read here work like an impeccable novel that will make you add the name Jimmy Toscana on the same altar you raised in their days Arturo Bandini and Nick Molise. And even though the...