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.

4 thoughts on “Book Notes: Cicatriz by Sara Mesa

  1. “de un tirón”

    in/at a single sitting
    in one sitting
    in a single go
    in one go

    all seem really common in terms of ghits, the versions with ‘go’ maybe sound more British to me

    But I think terms like “I couldn’t put it down” or “I just devoured it” are also really common


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