Reading group reviews: Down the Rabbit Hole
26 June 2012 / 5 Comments
We gave away reading group sets of Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos. If your reading group or book club has read the book, please do use this page to post your reviews and see what other reading group members think of it.
About the book
Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. But Tochtli is a child whose father is a drug baron on the verge of taking over a powerful cartel, and Tochtli is growing up in a luxury hideout that he shares with hit men, prostitutes, dealers, servants and the odd corrupt politician or two.
At 130 pages, Down the Rabbit Hole is a gem. To find out a little more about the book you can read an extract here.
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About the author
Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He studied marketing and Spanish literature. He has done a great deal of market research and published travel stories, and literary and film criticism. He now lives in Brazil and has two Mexican-Brazilian-Italian-Catalan children.
About the translator
Rosalind Harvey has lived in Lima and Norwich, where she fell in love with Spanish and translation respectively. She now lives in east London where she translates Hispanic fiction. She is currently working as translator in residence at London's Free Word Centre and co-translating the latest novel by Enrique Vila-Matas with Anne McLean.
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