It's a kind of political murder mystery. (Though political murders in Mexico are seldom very mysterious and everybody Mundo talks to confesses to killing the Mayor)
It's a kind of romance, unrequited love achieved... but then what?
It's kind of humorous (and not the nasty humor you probably expect :-)
It's kind of a travelogue... Mazatlan carnival and Mexican journalism.
Kind of a baseball book... we don't actually see a game played, but sports has molded these characters for life and the topic is always right there.
It's even got a thematic image, hey. There's a point when the velocity of the ball is cancelled out by the stroke of the bat. A point when there is not motion at all... then things go back the other way. Mundo Carrasco's life was defined by that timeless moment of a famous hit. Now he's acheived everything he didn't dare dream of... and the second it's his, it starts to move away.
It's a book chicks like as much as guys... Mundo is quite a guy.
What can I say? Buy a dozen.