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Tony Wood: Elmer Mendoza

1 June 2016
Silver Bullets 
by Elmer Mendoza, translated by Mark Fried.
MacLehose Press, 240 pp., £14.99, April 2015, 978 1 85705 258 9
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... There have been successful Mexican crime writers both before and since Monsiváis’s essay – Rafael Bernal and Paco Ignacio Taibo II spring to mind – but the bestselling narco-thrillers of ElmerMendoza seem designed to turn his arguments on end. Mendoza has transformed the corruption, chaos and constant bloodletting of Mexico’s disastrous War on Drugs into blackly comic fiction. He is ...

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