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Latin American noir at its finest. “[A] diverse collection of stories which reflect the harshness and also the brittle brilliance of life in Mexico City.” (MostlyFiction Book Reviews)
Akashic Books’ acclaimed series of original noir anthologies has set a high standard for portraying cities and their neighborhoods in all their dark and violent splendor. Now, Mexico City Noir surpasses that standard with phantasmagorical tales of double-dealing, corruption, violence and self-delusion.... This collection is such a varied literary feast. Fans of Jorge Luis Borges will find surprises galore in the story "Violeta Isn’t Here Anymore". The noir-ish maze that Myriam Laurini constructs with her flair for the shifting realities of "magical realism" is dazzling enough, and then up pops Borges....
“Peel back one layer and find something totally unexpected, these tales tell us again and again. As Eduardo Monteverde writes, ‘the heart of Mexico City is made of mud and green rocks, and the God of Rain continues to cry over the whole country.’ And standing on that ground, the 12 writers here find inspiration to die for.” (Shelf Awareness)
This anthology includes brand-new stories by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Eugenio Aguirre, Eduardo Antonio Parra, Bernardo Fernández Bef, Óscar de la Borbolla, Rolo Díez, Victor Luiz González, F.G. Haghenbeck, Juan Hernández Luna, Myriam Laurini, Eduardo Monteverde, and Julia Rodríguez.
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Detalles del producto
|Duración del título||4 horas y 54 minutos|
|Autor||Paco Ignacio II Taibo - editor, Achy Obejas - translator|
|Narrador||Gary Tiedemann, Tim Pabon, Thom Rivera, Kyla Garcia|
|Fecha de lanzamiento en Audible.es||mayo 05, 2020|
|Tipo de programa||Audiolibro|
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The difference in styles will sometimes make it difficult for you to finish a story and quickly move to the next. But that is good too. I don't believe the level of talent across writers or stories is the same. It is a little bit more than taste, it has to do with depth. Nothing wrong with it, just that -in my opinion, out of the 12 stories I believe nine are excellent and three are just fillers. That is why I rate them 4/5.
I particularly liked the most modern stories since they all are somewhat contemporary. I think the titles and the way they were classified is not the best. As a Mexican living in this great city I find most details impressively familiar and easy to relate with. So if you have been in Mexico City this book will make you feel you came back and knew a little bit more than you wanted to do in person.
The noir 'genre' or 'sub-genre' if such, requires you to fill in many blanks and that's what makes it so interesting. I believe this aspect is very well executed across the different stories in this short book. All of them, even the fillers.
My personal favorites of the 12 stories are Myriam Laurini's and Oscar de La Borbolla's. They are so real and depict the everyday life of this city so right they are quite compelling. Right at the end of the introduction, which I think is excellent -you'll see why Snow White beats Dr.Frankenstein. Highly recommended.