“The novel “Pendant Razors” by Paulo Rosenbaum, is, above all, a trap that, among quotations, ironies and intertextual references, arms and disarms reading. The plot puts the narrator's sanity and the story's linearity in perspective. Plot, illusion and farce turn the plot into a labyrinth and multiply unstable realities or existential fantasies of a protagonist who, apparently, does not deserve much credibility. From the beginning, the reader knows that he is treading on shaky ground, after all, amnesia is one of the key words that, intermittently, work as precarious beacons in the fog. The narrator, Homer Arp Montefiore, like his Greek namesake, makes certainties precipitate through a vortex and, if Goya was right and the sleep/dream of reason produces monsters, both haunt the character with inscribed blades in the narrative, as denouncing signs. Over the hero and the crimes imputed or committed by him, razors, knives, pocketknives and other finer lines weigh heavily. Hence, both threats and certainties are always pending. In this sense, when the character, proofreader and writer's apprentice, cuts himself with the edge of a sheet of paper, the reader's memories sharpen studies in red, composition physiologies, punishments for innocence and death to the letter. A drop of blood on the paper is not an easy trail to follow. The narrator seems to live in a nightmare, as in Kafka's plots, engendered by a writer who creates labyrinths with countless entrances and some exits, all inaccessible. The reader, as a kind of detective who follows clues, clues and enigmas, in turn, becomes entangled in a story of crimes, knives and secrets.” – Lyslei Nascimento

“Filamentos” publishing house is part of the largest
publishing conglomerate in the world. Since
being absorbed by the emerging giant KGF-
Forster©️, it has seen its book sales soar.
One of its collaborators, Homer Arp
Montefiore, was intrigued by the publisher’s industry of
bestsellers, especially those
signed by a mysterious writer named
Karel F. Curiosity about
this author’s identity became an obsession,
leading him to a particular investigation
into the life of the enigmatic novelist. The
disturbing findings revealed by
this investigation became increasingly
dangerous and, after a certain point, placed
his life at extreme risk. Accused of
crimes he may not have committed, he
becomes a fugitive bent on trying to prove
his probable innocence. If there
is any chance of that happening, it will be to discover the real
identity of Karel F. and expose the conspiracy
that underlies his literature.”

Berta Waldman