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It is, as the quote from La Croix on the back of my edition says a “loose and baggy monster” and, if you are the kind of reader who reads that as a positive description of a novel, then this is most definitely for you.

For this reason, I think twenty years from now I’ll be able to say it was one of the fundamental books of my life. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. That must be just me.

Bizarre, but a great read. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Este libro es un viaje de placer infinito. The early third of the book, maybe the first half, is consumed with this sort of poetic, pornographic nonsense that can’t help but be engaging.

Refresh and try again. View all 31 comments. To view it, click here. This is one of those sure-fire books that get all the modern literature majors excited at their po-mo, creme-limned Starbucks orgies. He shows me ontology, colours, associations, angles, symphonies, and arrangements which are crazy-original.


Palinuro de México by Fernando del Paso

Del Paso’s characterizations, often an accumulation of details that become sharply focused, are brilliant, as when he describes Grandmother Altagracia, “who played ‘Clair llibro Lune’ on the piano and knew how to lower her lashes in gatherings to hide her spiritual myopia, read the Reader’s Digest Selections and remembered having once seen a Titian original.

Your grandmother Altagracia was told by Robin Hood.

Un libro que no tiene desperdicio! This was over the top excellent – it mixes tall tale with myth with history with offbeat yet deep pieces of trivia; all of this collages together into a dense encyclopedic feat of literature.

About Fernando del Paso. World Literature Series Paperback: If you are, it will be the best book you will ever read. They discuss their cocks. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Alright, time to dive into my first meganovel of It seems like there are only a handful of other works by him, but I basically wish I read Spanish so I could seek them out.

Surrealista pero muy cuerdo. Trabajos de amor perdidos. It is moving, funny, sad, erotic, educating, gross, bawdy, explicit, crude; it is all these and more.


It’s a mirror to the culture of Mexico.

Palinuro de México

This book is like a house of mirrors. O my Darling Clementine! I stole the above from Nathan’s review who pinched it from Cervantes who purloined such from Pierre Menard, that sneaky bastard.

But I can tell you this much, give it a few chapters, if it doesn’t seduce you within those, you can comfortably put it aside without having msxico wonder if you’ll like it better on reading further.

But, for each of those moments, the Del Paso voiced angel on my shoulder made me fall in love with it all over again. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

There were a few occasions when I felt like I was dragging my feet through sand, when a chapter began to look longer than eternity. Ostensibly, it is all these things, and a million more you ligro think up if you do the decent thing and read this exasperating Mexican supernova tomorrow. Probably not “great” if you aren’t mexican.