Thursday, February 04, 2010

David Toscana: The Last Reader

The Last Reader (The Americas)Katie Cappello reviews David Toscana's The Last Reader
Available in English for the first time, David Toscana’s award-winning novel, The Last Reader, is a desert noir of sorts—a Twin Peaks set in a small town in Mexico where it hasn’t rained for a year, and no one but the librarian reads books. This librarian, Lucio, is the strange protagonist following his own strange logic, both when it comes to shelving his books and when he must deal with real-life situations. In fact, he often turns to the fictions lining his shelves for inspiration.
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