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Mexican Gothic

av Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Fantasy. Fiction. Romance. Historical Fiction. HTML:NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Its Lovecraft meets the Bronts in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.The Guardian
 
IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Mens Health, Library Journal, Book Riot, LibraryReads
 
An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico.

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noem Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. Shes not sure what she will findher cousins husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noem knows little about the region.   
 
Noem is also an unlikely rescuer: Shes a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But shes also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousins new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noem; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemis dreams with visions of blood and doom.
 
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the familys youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noem, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his familys past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The familys once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noem digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. 
 
And Noem, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.
Its as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.The Washington Post
Mexican Gothic is the perfect summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as one of the genres most exciting talents.Nerdist
A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush 50s atmosphere.Entertainment Weekly
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“Mexican Gothic” is a little slow going for the first part but then quickly descends into a fungi-infested hellscape of Gothic horror that became darkly fun to read! It felt like watching one of those old school black & white horror movies yet more nuanced, more willing to look at not just monster horrors but also the horrors of colonialism, racism, and the gaslighting of women. I think it IS fairly predictable to figure out what’s happening, and some plot points are a little too convenient, but it’s also heavy on the creepy factor so it made a great autumn read. :) ( )
  deborahee | Feb 23, 2024 |
3.5/5
Gothic scenery, sassy main character, and a sinister conundrum she must solve to ensure the care of her dear cousin. Not knowing if her cousin is simply decaying from TB or is slowly losing her mind, she feels she's just not the cousin she grew up loving. Open your eyes...
There may be something wrong with the people in the manor, she must leave and investigate aids for what ails her dear cousin. Open your eyes...
The tincture her dear cousin asked for made her violently ill. She's such a strong willed woman, or is she just a spoiled child. Open your eyes...
Neomi begins to sleepwalk and grow feelings for her cousin's husband?! No! It was a dream, wasn't it? What's going on? As reality shifts and a gloom settles over, things begin to reveal themselves. Open your eyes... ( )
  cmpeters | Feb 2, 2024 |
When I was a teenager I discovered gothic romance. I read everything written by Phyllis Whitney and Mary Stuart. I thought that this book would be something like those. However, it veers further into the horror genre. Sone of the things in this book were disturbing and outside my comfort zone. I still gave it four stars because my not liking it too much doesn't make it a bad book. It's definitely not something that I will reread though. ( )
  Woodardja | Jan 30, 2024 |
3.5
Well this was weird. I overall enjoyed it, but it was very different for me. The first half was slow, but boy did things pick up. There are a couple of spots that grossed me out, and I have questions. ( )
  sfrench95 | Jan 25, 2024 |
Mexican Gothic è il classico romanzo senza infamia e senza lode: è scritto sufficientemente bene da essere godibile, ma non così tanto da essere memorabile. Potrebbe essere una buona lettura da ombrellone, visto che stiamo andando verso il caldo e magari vi va qualcosa di gotico e oscuro.

In generale, Mexican Gothic è ben congegnato e riesce molto bene a trasmettere l’orrore di una casa che imprigiona e di una famiglia disposta a fare qualunque nefandezza pur di mantenere saldo il proprio potere e ritornare ai presunti fasti del passato. Ho molto apprezzato il fatto che non sia solo una storia di una povera fanciulla ingenua vittima dell’amore per l’uomo sbagliato, ma ci siano intrecciati sia il razzismo sia lo sfruttamento della classe operaia e che tutto questo concorre a creare dellз villain assolutamente rivoltanti (il capofamiglia, in particolare, credo che rappresenti bene l’idea di vecchio bavoso, mentre suo figlio Virgil pare la vendetta a tutti i bei tenebrosi creepy che ci sono stati rifilati nel tempo).

Purtroppo però a fare da contraltare a tutta questa malvagità non c’è una costruzione dei personaggi positivi altrettanto efficace. Noemí, per esempio, nonostante sia la protagonista e ci venga descritta come una ragazza di mondo, non riesce affatto a tenere testa ai membri della famiglia Doyle. Inoltre, ci viene detto più volte del suo interesse per l’antropologia, che potrebbe essere utile nei dibattiti con le idee rivoltanti dellз Doyle, non ha praticamente alcuna funzione all’interno della storia e si finisce per chiedersi perché Moreno-Garcia l’abbia inserito con questa pervicacia.

Penso che una caratterizzazione migliore di Noemí e Catalina avrebbe dato più spessore a Mexican Gothic e ci avrebbe anche fatto dimenticare il colpo di scena chiamatissimo (e se lo è per me che non leggo molti horror, figuriamoci per un*appassionatǝ). Però sono contenta di averlo letto: penso che terrò d’occhio gli altri lavori di Moreno-Garcia, perché è lì lì per essere davvero molto brava. ( )
  lasiepedimore | Jan 18, 2024 |
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Fantasy. Fiction. Romance. Historical Fiction. HTML:NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Its Lovecraft meets the Bronts in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.The Guardian
 
IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Mens Health, Library Journal, Book Riot, LibraryReads
 
An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico.

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noem Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. Shes not sure what she will findher cousins husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noem knows little about the region.   
 
Noem is also an unlikely rescuer: Shes a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But shes also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousins new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noem; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemis dreams with visions of blood and doom.
 
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the familys youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noem, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his familys past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The familys once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noem digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. 
 
And Noem, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.
Its as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.The Washington Post
Mexican Gothic is the perfect summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as one of the genres most exciting talents.Nerdist
A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush 50s atmosphere.Entertainment Weekly
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