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The Acosta Review | Manolo's Shoe Blog

The Acosta Review

Manolo says, the Manolo’s internet friend the writer Marta Acosta, author of the Milagro de los Santos series comedic vampire books, has the few words to say about the Manolo’s new short work, The Consolation of the Shoes.

The 48-page story is delightfully absurd, but it is far too affectionate to be considered a parody of Boethius’s The Consolation of Philosophy. (I’d call it an homage.) The writing is deft and graceful, a pleasure to read. I’m dying to know the true identity of this writer and hope that he will publish a novel soon. […] I’ve narrowed him down to: someone with a degree in philosophy and probably a guy. Fans of John Kennedy Toole will see a kindred spirit at work here.

Ayyyy! To be compared to the genius behind the Confederacy of Dunces, brings the Manolo such joy!

Of the course, the Manolo is writer behind the Manolo. It is not mo more mysterious than that. But, naturally, you must now go read the entire review.

2 Responses to “The Acosta Review”

  1. You don't know my name June 14, 2007 at 4:14 pm #

    I believe the Manolo is a petite man who wears searsucker suits and hats a la Tom Wolfe. This is a compliment. :-)

  2. Cat June 14, 2007 at 6:27 pm #

    A Confederacy of Dunces is one of my favorite books of all time, and without a doubt the funniest book I’ve ever read. Congratulations, Manolo! You’re in superb company.