The Uncomfortable Dead: A Novel of Four Hands by Paco Ignacio Taibo II and Subcomandante Marcos
Reviewed by Kevin Carollo
"The Uncomfortable Dead, 'a novel by four hands' originally published in serial form, should entice readers on name recognition alone, and it will not disappoint. Subcomandante Marcos, spokesperson for the Zapatista movement, wrote the odd-numbered chapters, with historian and novelist Paco Ignacio Taibo II taking up the even-numbered ones, in what proves to be a stunning narrative about the various ghosts that continue to haunt contemporary Mexican politics and national identity. It is also uproariously funny, as if Marcos and Taibo are trying to make each other laugh to keep from crying...." Read the entire Rain Taxi review.