Thursday, April 2, 2009

Javier Calvo's "Wonderful World" book review

Spanish literary sensation Javier Calvo’s English-language debut Wonderful World ricochets between genres like a pinball machine: noir, horror movies, comic books and psychedelic rock. Citing Stephen King as an influence, Calvo possesses the same easy manner of storytelling and the same ability to keep the reader enthralled. Given the amount of El Topo-like violence, perhaps it’s better to think of Wonderful World as a midnight movie in book-form.

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