Sunday, December 6, 2015
This Book Will Change Your Life - Zero Saints by the Gabino Iglesias.
It's true that riffing on a book so saturated with guns and violence during a week so saturated with guns and violence might cause one pause. Maybe should cause one pause. But what does it mean when such a book is so much fun, and are we even allowed to say that? Still, when a book moves between English and Spanish with no sense that author gives a fuck whether you know Spanish or not. Moves so fast, and is so graphic and so visual, that it reads like a graphic novel. Makes us remember that noir and pulp are meant for escape and there was most definitely escape. Maybe we just need to say that we readily admit how much we appreciated such a book during a week so saturated with guns and violence and sadness and bullshit. That even a book full of guns and violence did nothing to glorify any of it. And that the least of our problems this past week is literature that makes us fucking smile in middle of so much stress and sadness. All of which is to say that Zero Saints by the Gabino Iglesias most surely changed our lives this past week, and may certainly change yours as well.