Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

Book - 2020
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"The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a darkly enchanting reimagining of Gothic fantasy, in which a spirited young woman discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico"--
Publisher: New York :, Del Rey,, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780525620785
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 24 cm


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Nov 26, 2020

Ordinary writing, popular fiction.

Nov 18, 2020

I'm not sure about the hype on this book, but greatly disappointed. First part of book okay and then was too weird. Only finished it because that is me..have to finish when I get over 1/3 through a book

Nov 01, 2020

Delightfully macabre novel...

WCL_Kiirstin Oct 27, 2020

Very entertaining, well-imagined, and extremely creative - and definitely a great gothic, spooky read! The unusual setting adds a lot, and Moreno-Garcia navigates her world with sure steps. While I enjoyed Noemi, I wasn't always 100% in love with the characterizations, but your mileage may vary. A very enjoyable read for the spookiest time of year.

Nicr Oct 26, 2020

Nightmarishly conjured supernatural tale set in 1950s Mexico.

Oct 25, 2020

Loved it!!!! Story gets better the further you get into the book.

Oct 12, 2020

I read this book for book club, and was HUGELY disappointed. I won’t give spoilers, but basically this book becomes so far out and unrealistic, that it completely turned me off. Perhaps someone who likes a more “fantasy” type genera would enjoy it.

The only redeeming quality was the protagonist, I liked that she was a feminist.

Would not recommend this book

LPL_LeahN Sep 29, 2020

Noemi's favorite cousin married into an "old money" family and was whisked away to the Doyle's manor house in the Mexican countryside. After receiving disturbing correspondence from Catalina, Noemi travels to High Place on behalf of the family to assess her cousin's condition. The Doyles and the place they call home have a sordid history and a gloomy disposition, but Noemi tries to give her surly new relatives and the oppressive manor the benefit of the doubt. After all, things are often not what they seem...but in the case of High Place, they're much, much worse.

This book is a whole mood. Silvia Moreno-Garcia's tells an utterly original story with ease thanks to a powerful, macabre imagination. High Place lives and breathes, the Doyles are villains you love to hate, and Noemi is a plucky young heroine you shouldn't underestimate.

Sep 26, 2020

Gothic is not my typical genre but I found this book difficult to put down.

Sep 24, 2020

This is by far my favorite book of 2020 and perhaps my life. Anyone may pick it up and think nothing of it other than being a semi-modern take on the gothic genre. But as a Mexican-American, having a book with a Mexican protagonist who defies stereotype at every turn is a breath of fresh air I never thought possible.

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