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The Most Violent Paradise (El más violento paraíso) by Alexánder Obando

The first sentence of the blurb to the second edition of Alexánder Obando’s novel reads: “The critics have been unanimous in their reception of The Most Violent Paradise: in Costa Rican literature there is now a before and an after … Continue reading

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Horcynus Orca by Stefano D’Arrigo

This colossal book has required from its creator a colossal effort expended over almost twenty years. By the same token, anybody desiring to tackle Horcynus Orca will have to be ready to make a colossal investment in terms of both … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Pentothal (Le straordinarie avventure di Pentothal) by Andrea Pazienza

Andrea Pazienza, the prodigy of Italian comics, wrote the first instalment of his psychedelic debut The Extraordinary Adventures of Pentothal when he was just twenty-one.  The complete graphic novel, whose parts were published between 1977 and 1981, offers the unforgettable … Continue reading

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