Ismael GRASA

La tercera guerra mundial

Anagrama, 2002 | The Third World War

Press

«A book to astound any reader.» I. Echevarría, El País

Synopsis

(The Third World War) deals with a world that has gone berserk and in which, more or less, we have all learned to survive. Halfway between surreal Buñuel and The Simpsons, this is a very particular portrait of the first years of democracy in Spain seen through the eyes of a teenager during the 70s. From Mother Teresa to UFOs, under the apocalyptic threat of nuclear war, this novel tells of global warfare that never took place but which we all had to live through. A surprisingly contemporary pop portrait, rife with both humour and brutality, which proves that the most surreal episodes in life usually result from simply combining ordinary familiar situations.