paperpapers

barcelona low coast

anibal mendoza and martin tognola

We read about the adventures of three flatmates in Barcelona in several fragments. It's about the daily life of a large part of society: People who are just over 30, who finished studying a long time ago, but who haven't yet got a decent job. It has a taste of 21st century neo-realism, but without smelling of politics or ideology. Barcelona Low Cost's wicked humour, the ups and downs of love and the difficulties of getting to the end of the month all come into this amusing narrative.

ospitalekoak

mikel antza

Every time I open this book and start reading I have to check if I'm in the street or in Martutene prison again. Mikel Antza has brought together the absurdity and darkness of prison with the magnitude of relationships and put them into an excellent narrative which combines friendship, dark humour, love, doubts, truths and crude reality. Prison is a criminal system which has an amazing ability to create different types of prisons inside us. Because of that, the writer used writing as a therapy for getting over moral disability and physical inability. And he used it well, a fine, lively use of language following the calm rhythm of the start. This book is enjoyable and also makes you think.

maletas perdidas

adria punti


Gabriel is a lorry driver. In the 60's, he's done a lot of miles all over Europe. Miles ... and sons. He has four of them. Each one with a different woman and in different countries. The story starts when the four sons hear about each other and get together to find out about their father's life. Punti gives each of them his own voice and skillfully moves from one to the other. As well as the four brothers, workmates and lovers also appear. We find out about Gabriel the lorry driver's life as the story goes along. Adria Punti's novel is a real treat for readers.

other lives

peter bagge

The comic author Peter Bagge owes his fame to the Hate collection. But at the same time he puts together other comic collections and experiments. The latest is called Other Lives. This comic, which investigates the different characters which each of us hides, has reached us late thanks to the "second life" phenomenon. But it's always worth reading what Bagge has to offer us: acid humour, wound-opening political observations, and, from the start to the finish, you won't be able to tear your eyes away from the comic.