Tuesday, September 26, 2006

MANUEL VAZQUEZ MONTALBAN

I have not read any of this authors works featuring gourmand detective Pepe Carvahlo, but may try him in the future.

Certainly Spain is a country with a lot of scope for interesting plots. I remember a visit to a Post Office in Northern Spain, where the machines had instructions in Spanish, Castillian, Valenciana, Basque, Galician and Catalan.

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Blogger Peter said...

Here's a tribute to Vazquez Montalban that you might like: tihttp://www.barcelonareview.com/40/e_mvm2.htm
It discusses food and politics in the Carvalho books, along with Montalban's phenomenal popularity in Barcelona, among other subjects. Carvalho's sidekick, Biscuter, is, among other things, his boss's private chef. How often do you find a character like that?

I never think of possible plots and crimes when I travel. I do have plenty of zany little moments and mental snap shots, though, including some from Madrid and Seville. I'll have to figure out a way to work them into my site.

Ever been in a taxi on a highway outside Madrid behind a truck full of pigs when the temperature was 43 degrees Celsius? It smells pretty bad.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Thanks Peter I will look that link up.
Trucks full of smelly pigs, down here in rural Devon we get that every day on the roads, but we don't quite get up to 43 degrees yet. In fact it is cold and wet today.

2:19 AM  

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