A young married man with a son and a stable job seems happy until an insignificant event sends his life in strange new directions: the disappearance of a green ballpoint pen. The loss sets him to reflecting on his life and the people around him with surprising consequences. The plot of the novel is that of life itself; a sensitive and intelligent portrayal of the every day. It captures the reader from the first page, moving and exciting them throughout.
A total publishing phenomenon
El bolígrafo de gel verde is a detailed, painstaking, magnificent and anguished description of how to waste one’s time, and, consequently, their life.
A publishing phenomenon long before its publication: Eloy Moreno decided to publish and distribute the book himself. After almost a year demonstrating that the book had a market (it sold more than 3,000 copies), the publishers Espasa grew interested and published it.
It is a story that hooks, seduces, moves, teaches and evokes memories, written in a skilful, original and easy to read manner.
The novel is so quotidian, so real, that the reader rapidly feels himself identifying with the characters.