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An Easy Thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo II
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Jan 17, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: mexico, adult, detective-mystery
Read from January 07 to 16, 2012

4.5 stars.

Subversive Mexican detective novel, finely crafted, with self-referential winks.

Hector Belascoarán Shayne takes on three cases at once: an executive has been murdered, a teenage girl is being threatened, and Emiliano Zapata might still be alive. Belascoarán stumbles around 1976 Mexico City through a haze of sleep deprivation looking for clues, threatening baddies, getting into scrapes, admiring beautiful women, relying on a few stalwart friends, and regularly second-guessing his decision to become a private detective.
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