Here are some of the latest books i have got or been sent –

Santa Evita and The Tango Singer by Tomas Eloy Martinez ,now been wanting to read Martinez for a while ,the tango singer his last book follows one man’s journey through Buenos Aires in search of a famous tango singer that has never been recorded this leads to numerous interesting encounters en – route i got this in Sheffield on friday then today saturday was at book sale and got Santa Evita a telling of Eva Peron story I m hoping this is less saccharin than the musical and I get to find out more about this famous woman .

Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pablo Juan Gutierrez set in Havana’s consider a dirty realism classic in this book we experience the underbelly of this city it vices ,sex and drugs .

The land of Ulro by Czeslaw Milosz ,Milosz won the nobel in 1980 this is a prose piece about Poland and Lithuania the instytut ksiazki describes it as a intellectual and literary autobiography .this was a book sale bargain

Death in  Bordeaux by Alain Massie ,this is from Quartet ,the first of a trilogy we join inspector Lannes in the second world war Bordeaux france in the grips of the Vichy regime a homosexual man is found dead ,then another Lannes has to tread carefully to find the killer

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Frances
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 13:19:42

    All look promising but would especially like to read The Tango Singer and the Milosz which I have been promising myself for years I would get to.


    • winstonsdad
      Jun 26, 2010 @ 13:44:22

      It does look very good ,been meaning to get Martinez for a while ,Milosz had been on my radar for a bit too like central european prose very interesting usually ,I loved fado early this year ,all the best stu


  2. Frances
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 13:56:20

    Totally blanked it when I commented before but the Martinez is the September pick for our non-structured book group. Last Friday of the month. Would love to have you join us.


  3. kiss a cloud
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 17:04:39

    Stu, it would be great to have you around for Santa Evita in September! I have also gotten that exact same copy you have.


  4. Nymeth
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 21:02:48

    All are new to me – I look forward to hearing more about them.


  5. amymckie
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 00:13:28

    What a great collection of books! I can’t wait to hear more about all of them. Also, I love your new site layout!


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