Tag: spanish

43. ‘Labyrinths’ by Jorge Luis Borges

I first read a Borges short story when I was at university. I loved it, bought his collection Labyrinths, and then left it sitting on my shelf for years. At last I’ve read it, and his writing is every bit …

An interview with Colin Fisher

Colin Fisher is a Scottish writer, living and working in Madrid. After reading my review of Ryu Murakami’s alternative history, From the Fatherland with Love, Colin sent me his own alternative history: A Republic of Wolves, A City of Ghosts. …

24. ‘The Alienist’ by Machado de Assis

The Book: Everybody has quirks. For example, I hate creased book spines. I don’t mind if I get a secondhand, pre-creased book, but if I’m the one to do the damage I’m filled with remorse and a feeling …

9. ‘Heart of Tango’ by Elia Barceló

The Book: This a very short but passionate book, filled with striking characters, that ends with a twist you definitely won’t see coming. I found it a little confusing to get into at first: the opening chapters deal …

45. ‘Final Exam’ by Julio Cortázar

The Book: [CONTAINS SPOILERS] For a significant part of this book, I didn’t really know what was going on, and that’s the way I like it. I love writers who evoke rather than describe, writers who aren’t afraid …