July 26, 2016
Your summer reading list curated by The Wild Detectives.
From the book that inspired the coffee shop’s name (and ethos) to translations from Turkish and Spanish, this list of what you should be reading from The Wild Detectives has a little bit of something for everybody. Happy reading.
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
Juan Villoro, a Mexican author, says about this book: “The Savage Detectives are life investigators, inspectors of the experience.” We absolutely connect with that idea.
Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce
A waitress with an easy smile working at an upscale steakhouse in Dallas conceals her struggle as a single mother, giving in to self-destructive impulses while trying to be the best parent possible.
On The Edge by Rafael Chirbes
A portrait of the 2008 recession Spain, Chirbes captures the subtle human reasons and consequences of the country’s struggle to conciliate past, present, and future, with characters that are both victims and perpetrators of this sordid scenario.
Snow by Orhan Pamuk
A novel by Turkish nobel laureate, in which to find the hidden geometry of things.
Speak by Louisa Hall
Austin author Louisa Hall builds a multiple voice narration about artificial intelligence which elegantly unfolds a deep reflection on what it means to be human. This is a novel packed with eureka moments.