Thursday, October 8, 2009

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"This is either the longest suicide note in history or the juiciest, dirtiest, most delicious confession you'll ever hear. Call me Canela. That's Spanish for Cinammon, but don't call me Cinnamon; that's a stripper's name."
Josefina Lopez, 'Hungry Woman in Paris'

"There are a few theories about my weight. One of them places the responsibility of my extra pounds on my reckless behavior: I eat too much. I don't exercise enough, I combine the wrong foods, I eat late at night, etc. The truth is that I watch carefully what I eat, I exercise every day, and I never eat carbohydrates past 7 p.m. So there goes that theory."
Alberto Ferreras, 'B as in Beauty'


Twin reviews of these novels tomorrow.

2 comments:

Thomma Lyn said...

These are first sentences, eh? Interesting! Looking forward to your reviews. :)

Julia Smith said...

Wonderful excerpts - both show strong character voices and both of them definitely grab my attention. The Canela one more than the Beauty one.

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