Enric PARDO

Primera temporada

Penguin Random House, abril 2014

Press

“The book in a nutshell: you’ll laugh yourself silly, you’ll find a love story that is far from perfect (but then, these days, what is?), peppered with references to the best TV shows. […] Like an emotional rollercoaster ride. […] His writing moves at a nifty pace, shot through with the urgency of the best TV scripts.” Sergio Sancor, Libros y literatura
“It is as if he has taken up residence inside your head before sitting down to write. […] A book about TV shows, but also about love, friendship, sex, family … in other words, about life. I could linger forever over Season One, like a long-running TV series and, even then, I’d still be yearning for just one more episode.” Mónica P.G., haciendovereda.blogspot.com

“A realistic, entertaining and yet, at the same time, heartfelt tale. […] A novel that makes for a highly enjoyable read, sure to raise more than a few smiles.” Melodías por Escrito (blog)
“Maintains a tone that draws the reader effortlessly in. […] A novel about life in the broadest sense of the word. Here we find love, friendship, honesty, loyalty, but also regret, jealousy, sadness, betrayal. […] An endearing novel.” Concha Fernández, De lector a lector (blog)

“It comes as a true breath of fresh air to read a novel that leaves narrative clichés and niceties to one side and adopts a contemporary voice, capturing the world of the here and now and modern relationships. […] The chapters, short and to the point, make for a swift, reader-friendly pace. Taking on such diverse subjects as friendship, family, love, fidelity, betrayal, truths and silence. […]A rollicking comedy brimming with humour that starts from a highly original premise. A testament to fiction’s true worth.” Historias Susurradas (blog)

“The situations come thick and fast, weaving together friendship, love, betrayal, addiction, social networking and TV shows.If Pardo had already staked his claim to be the voice of our generation with All Girls Kiss with their Eyes Closed, Season One confirms him as a sure-fire bet.” Fantastic Plastic Magazine (blog)

“He has earned the right to be called “the voice of a generation”. […] The best thing about Pardo’s books is that they chime with your own experience.” Andrea Gómez y Anna Pacheco, Jóvenes (sobre)salientes (blog)

Synopsis

First Season is Enric Pardo’s latest offering and there are those who say that it reads like a much-loved TV series.
So what’s it about? Simple: It’s about falling in love with the wrong person. About friendship. About loss. About betrayal. About addiction. About hypnosis (this part’s cool, you’ll see). About social networks. About the hang-ups of love. About humanity’s need to spin a tale. Is that it? No. We’ve saved the best till last: it’s about TV shows.
Cliff, our leading man, is a young journalist in all sorts of trouble: he falls for California, a sexy young singer who leads him down the road to despair; at the same time he hooks up with the girlfriend of his former best friend (with whom he is no longer on speaking terms). Meanwhile, the daughter of his dad’s new girlfriend is giving him the eye, ratcheting up the sexual tension. As if all that wasn’t enough, his father (a fifty-something bon vivant) has a heart attack and is taken into hospital.
So what else? Well, much as in life itself (and in the very best TV shows), the plot starts to thicken.

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