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Mexican Gothic [review]

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Published by Del Rey on June 30, 2020
my rating: ★★ (2 stars)
Goodreads avg:
3.83 (as of 2020-08-16)
Spoiler-free review

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While I can see what others may have gotten out of it, this book just wasn’t for me. The first half dragged, and even when things picked up I didn’t find myself interested in continuing. I could go days without reading it just because I didn’t care. Even though the pacing and story didn’t really click with me, I recommend picking this up if you’re interested. The book is exactly what it labels itself: Mexican gothic. It is a genre I’d like to read more of, and I found myself reminded of Lovecraft Country in a lot of bits. I am glad to see I do seem to be in the minority as far as disliking this goes, and would like to give more of Moreno-Garcia’s work a shot.

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10 thoughts on “Mexican Gothic [review]”

  1. I didn’t love Gods of Jade and Shadow, so decided against picking this up – seeing your mehh review convinced me that it’s the right choice – I don’t see any benefit, neither for me or the author, to pick up a book I expect to dislike and then review it negatively! But I do love the ideas she has for books! Such creativity.

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  2. This sounds very fair, and the writing style is what I struggled most with as well, though I enjoyed the story enough to overlook it fairly well. I’m planning to try more of her work to see if another of the genres she writes in clicks better with her prose, and I hope that if you try more of her work you’ll have better luck as well!

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