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Gerardo Sámano Córdova

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Monstrilio (2023) 282 exemplar, 11 recensioner

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male
Nationalitet
Mexico
Födelseort
Mexico
Utbildning
University of Michigan

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A very different sort of Bildungsroman. Monstrilio is about trying to find where you fit in and about unconditional love. I don’t think I’d put this in the horror genre at all, although some horrible things do happen, as they do in many novels. I’m not sure fantasy or magical realism is right either—maybe monstrous realism? In any case, it’s a very moving story about grief and acceptance, about trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, and ultimately accepting that it won’t fit and finding ways to accommodate and love it despite—or even for—its squareness.… (mer)
½
 
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Charon07 | 10 andra recensioner | Jun 9, 2024 |
2.75
So this just wasn’t really for me.
It swayed from grief into kinky sex stuff which was a weird vibe with the whole dead-kid-lung-cannibal-monster thing happening.
Just didn’t connect to any of the characters or really feel anything.
 
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spiritedstardust | 10 andra recensioner | Jun 1, 2024 |
Tragic and sometimes gross exploration of family and identity.
 
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Kiramke | 10 andra recensioner | May 27, 2024 |
I love these types of books -- heartfelt, a mixbag of a bunch of things. Meanings that could be a bunch of things. Not so much horror as horrifying. A book that will live in my brain, more and more as time expands. Weird and gets weirder as the story expands. Who is the monster? What is monstrous? David Lynch's Eraserhead but focused on grief, combined with 'Chouette' by Claire Oshetsky (which I am now remembering has an Eraserhead epigraph, so there you go.) Plus, something else that haunts me at the edges of my mind, that I can't quite attach to a specific nightmare...
*Book #151/340 I have read of the shortlisted Morning News Tournament of Books
… (mer)
½
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booklove2 | 10 andra recensioner | Mar 18, 2024 |

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Verk
1
Medlemmar
282
Popularitet
#82,539
Betyg
½ 3.7
Recensioner
11
ISBN
5

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