The Playing Card Novel of Max Aub – At El sindrome Chejov

El sindrome Chejov has a post about the playing card novel written by Max Aub (1903 – 1972), a Spanish novelist and short story writer . It is a clever novel printed on playing cards. The novel is printed on the reverse side of the suit, which could make for an interesting game of poker when everyone is holding their cards up, but would not be the best set if you don’t like cheaters. A new edition of the book was just republished for the first time since 1964. It is a little pricy at 50 euros, but an intriguing approach to story telling nonetheless. It is worth a look even if you don’t speak Spanish.

I reviewed a book of his, Field of Honor, sometime ago. I wasn’t impressed with it. You can see why here.