Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sudden Death

Sudden Death / Alvaro Enrigue, 263 pgs.

This book centers on an epic tennis match between the artist Caravaggio and poet Quevedo.  The crowd includes Mary Magdalene, Galileo and a lot of popes.  In addition to the tennis, there are stories of Anne Boleyn (her hair is used to make the ball for the match), Aztec tennis, and a whole bunch of other stuff I didn't really understand.  This is one of those books that I enjoyed reading but I feel certain that I missed much of the layered meaning and significance.  It is a bit mind blowing.

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