The Iguana Killer is not the Chicano version of Catcher in the Rye--but it is close. The Iguana Killer is not the Chicano version of Catcher in the Rye but it is close. Colorful, hurtful, as real as legend, this book provides a wonderful new access to a large but mostly unperceived culture and will loom large in any approach to the emerging art of the Mexican worldview in English. Ros is an artist. In his cool, unassertive way, Ros taps many moods, keeping a controlled but flexible rein on the emotions of his characters and their experiences. These are not Anglo stories or Mexican stories but the unique amalgam we call Chicanothe real thing at last.