Friday, November 16, 2007

If You Only Read 2.3 Books This Year...

El Sudario. A year ago, we were practically alone in singing the virtues of this novel, written by our friends David and Lenny. Well, thanks to the awesome power of this site, plus the publisher's decision to bring it out in Mexico and flog the Christ out of it (so to speak), El Sudario is now the #3 bestselling book in Mexico. That would be two places ahead of Imre Kertész, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature, and just two places behind One Hundred Years of Solitude, which every Mexican between the ages of 46-55 has suddenly decided to read in an effort to win a Ford Explorer.

So, if you're in Querétaro next Thursday, Nov 22 (Thanksgiving!), there will be a signing by the authors and a dramatic reading by Querétaro's own Beatriz Charles at the Fondo de la Cultura bookstore (click image above for details). Plus - and we guarantee this - free beer.*

Two days later there's another signing at the Gandhi bookstore (details here).

In the not -too-distant future, the book will be published in the US. The catch, of course, is that it's in Spanish, but don't let that stop you from supporting a couple of guys who have been known to buy us drinks and even dinner. Call it the trickle-down effect. And you can read the first few pages online here - if you do, you'll have gotten as far as we have in the last 11 months. It seems to be about a priest, and we think there's a box or some kind of container involved, though this could just be a MacGuffin or something. Anyway, we've gotten farther than we ever did in Hundred Years of Solitude, so it's gotta be good.

* Not a guarantee.


radosh said...

It seems to be about a priest

My Spanish isn't as good as yours, but I'm pretty sure it's about tits.

Burro Hall said...

Well, that's a subplot. Besides, isn't that what all great literature is about?

Burro Hall said...

And you should see the Brazilain cover.