By Eduardo Mendoza
El anónimo detective de El misterio de l. a. cripta embrujada, El laberinto de las aceitunas y los angeles aventura del tocador de señoras regresa a los angeles acción en tiempos de drawback. Contra su voluntad, es decir, movido por l. a. amistad y sin un euro en el bolsillo, vuelve a ejercer de insospechado sabueso en los angeles Barcelona de hoy en una carrera contrarreloj por desarticular una acción terrorista antes de que intervengan los servicios de seguridad del Estado. Años después de dejar el sanatorio psychological donde compartieron celda, Rómulo el Guapo le propone un golpe a nuestro protagonista. Su negativa y los angeles misteriosa desaparición de Rómulo serán el arranque de un enredo para resolver un caso de repercusiones internacionales con los angeles ayuda de un infalible equipo: l. a. adolescente Quesito, el timador profesional Pollo Morgan, el africano albino Kiwijuli Kakawa, conocido como el Juli, l. a. Moski, acordeonista callejera, el repartidor de pizza Manhelik y el señor Armengol, regente del restaurante Se vende perro. Eduardo Mendoza regresa con una sátira genial, como las que sólo él sabe hacer. En ella l. a. fábula crea su propia verosimilitud, que es, paródicamente, los angeles del género policial, y l. a. de l. a. farsa convertida en apólogo ethical. No se puede contar el libro sin una sonrisa; pero es imposible leerlo sin carcajadas, y sin comprender que en l. a. Europa en quiebra técnica que habitamos no basta con el humor dinamitero e inventivo: es preciso, además, el don de los angeles lucidez.
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Salvatore Lucania watched the final dash with a contented smile, while everyone around him, and down below in the stands, exploded with rage and disbelief. Monte Allegro first, followed by Ninfa, Magione and Redipuglia. Cavalier De Dominicis applauded. ’ Lucania gave a seraphic smile. ‘Of course, everyone likes me. ’ The cluster of people thronging around them applauded and laughed in unison. Stefano Zollo stayed impassive, moving only when Lucania decided that the moment had come to go down. Having withdrawn the pile of money, Kociss and Cassazione felt their nerves settling, and relaxed into a laugh that stopped them from speaking for a few seconds.
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Doubts and hypochondria racked his self-belief. Will I still be able to do my work properly? Will they be able to get me to work so far away from home? Will I still make people laugh, keep them interested with the news, move them? McGuffin had no answers. He consoled himself by thinking about past glories, and every now and again, to keep hope alive, he peeped out of the door, hoping that someone might pay him a little attention. Fully assembled on 16 February 1953 in the factories of McGuffin Electric, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he had been one of the first deluxe models turned out by the company.