Liz Murray's Reviews > Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic

Three Messages and a Warning by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo
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Mar 08, 2012

really liked it
Read from September 19 to 28, 2012

I'd love to read some of these stories in the original Spanish. Not that I felt the translations were clunky but I feel that with 'lo fantastico' the ambiguities present in the Spanish language are used to advantage. "Lo fantastico" is one of my favourite genres. You often never know until the end how things are and what was really going on. Not science fiction nor fantasy nor a mix of the two. Cortazar is maybe the best known of the writers who often use this genre and China Mieville's work is also reminiscent of lo fantastico. There were a lot of stories in here I loved, some I liked but none that I didn't enjoy. I'll definitely look out for many of these authors down the line. I'm grateful this anthology was put out.

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