PositiveThe New York Times Book Review\"This searing novel about three Latinos lost north of the border is not for the faint of heart ... As Jesús, both victim and monster, slips into drugs, sexual abuse, psychosis, incest and necrophilia, Paz Soldán perfectly modulates the tension, evincing our sympathy even as we recoil ... Less interesting is the novel’s third strand, involving a graphic novelist trapped in an abusive affair with a drug-addled literature professor ... With unflinching realism and steely grace, Norte reminds us why literature can do what journalism cannot: We inhabit the minds of people we’d prefer to forget.\
Daniel Saldaña París, Trans. by Christina MacSweeney
MixedThe New York Times Book ReviewWith little plot or dialogue, this farcical novel about inertia sustains momentum by the wit of its quirky Rube Goldberg prose ... But the scatological humor gets old, and some sentences are maddeningly abstruse ... Spoofing misogynists should be a double negative turned positive, but it doesn’t feel that way.