An enthralling mix of haunted house and supernatural conspiracy thriller.
Edgar Cantero (Barcelona, 1981) is a writer and cartoonist. The rich and highly cultured Catalan literary tradition soon lost influence on him in favour of Hollywood blockbusters, videogames and English-language genre fiction. In 2007 he joined the often-trialled satirical magazine El Jueves and published his debut novel, Dormir amb Winona Ryder ("Sleeping with Winona Ryder"); it was followed by the punk dystopian thriller Vallvi in 2011. His material, ranging from short stories to screenplays, often features butt-kicking female characters, colourful violence, sunsets, thunderstorms, and ill-timed jokes. The Supernatural Enhancements is his first book in English.
The cover advertises the book as "The most addictive thriller of
the year" and I have to agree, you will be hard pressed to find
more fulfilling entertainment anywhere. -- Antony Jones *
A modern day adventure for everyone. -- Russell Cook * The AND Guide *
A fun and addictive read. * LitReactor *
A wonderful, enthralling book. The Supernatural Enhancements is one of those rare literary creations that shortens the long hours of night. You emerge from its pages at sunrise, suddenly aware that you've spent the whole night reading. Few authors create such books. Edgar Cantero does it gracefully. -- Jason Mott, author of The Returned
Eerie, puckish, and full of surprises...Cantero pays homage to Bram Stoker and H.P. Lovecraft and The Shining, but he's no less enamored of The X-Files, fax machines, and punk girls with dreads. The result is a propulsive, beguiling novel that is as easy to get swept up in as it is hard to describe. -- Justin Taylor, author of Flings and The Gospel of Anarchy
Cantero sets the novel up to be one type of mystery and then he
lets other mysteries float into the story. It's not that he
invalidates earlier mysteries . . . but rather he makes them no
longer as important because this next one is crazy!
* Raging Biblioholism *
Southern gothic meets Euro hipness in Catalan novelist Cantero's inventive, enjoyable outing in postmodern mystery writing...Quirky in presentation and good fun throughout, Cantero's yarn pleases at every turn.* Kirkus *