Book Notes: Cicatriz by Sara Mesa

This is the first book in a long time that I finished de un tirón. What do you call it in English? In one sitting? It’s that good.

Sara Mesa is a young writer from Spain. I mean, she’s my age but for a writer that’s considered young. The 40+ female authors in Spain are all pretty horrible. I keep writing about them because I don’t have a choice but they are quite bad. The younger generation, though, kicks ass. Last year, I discovered the Basque Aixa de la Cruz who’s good, and now Sara Mesa who’s actually great.

The novel is very fresh and unforced. It’s not like anything I’ve read before, and that’s unusual because I’ve read everything.

I’m thinking it’s unavoidable that I’ll write about it.