American Lit

Alex y Robert by Wena Poon

“Where I’m from, a closed door is an invitation to knock,”

I got this book a while ago from a Waterstones bargain bin for about £2. It is about a young woman, Alejandra, who wants to be a matador and so enlists the help of famous matador Roberto.

To be honest, while the areas of the book which dealt with the gender issue surrounding bullfighting were certainly interesting to read, the book over all left me very uninterested on the whole. The fine details about bullfighting were interesting but this book could have been cut down by at least 100 pages and be at least palpable, or at least functioned as a short story.

The way that the internet and social media functioned in this story was interesting too, with most of the last 1/3 of the book being written in the form of Twitter posts.
However, ultimately, if this book had been full price I wouldn’t have brought it. Yes, the book was a fun way of whiling away a spare week of Easter break but it was quite forgettable ultimately.

I wish I could have given this book a better review.

MY RATING: ** / *****

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