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Mexico City Noir by Paco Ignacio Taibo II
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Mar 26, 2011

really liked it
Read in January, 2011

Mexico City (MC), as well as any other Megalopolis is not to be though of as a single structure, in which symmetries are to be found. MC consists in several more or less well defined sub-cities, and each one has its own issues. One if those issues is the crime derived by some social activities. The book recovers a very interesting group of crime stories, one for each of the mentioned sub-cities.

As there are several authors, each story is entirely different from the others, and that richness is a metaphor of what cities are. MC is as violent as any other Megalopolis in the world, and that violence is described in a very Mexican way. My only complain is that 12 stories are not enough to describe crime and dark aspects in such a city.
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