Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Down the Rabbit Hole

Totchili, a young Mexican boy, loves hats, samurai, and really wants a Liberian pygmy hippopotamus for a pet.  It is through his unique, yet sometimes obscure, observations that reveal Totchili does not have a normal family. 

 Villalobos has constructed a complete and fascinating world within only 70 pages.  In Totchili, Down the Rabbit Hole has a clear voice that leads the story into grey areas without losing focus of how a young boy would act, for example,  if he found out that his father had been lying to him.  An extremely enjoyable, quick, read that definitely deserves more than one reading.

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