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Gabino Iglesias

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The Devil Takes You Home (2022) 338 eksemplarer
Coyote Songs (2018) 115 eksemplarer
Zero Saints (2020) 74 eksemplarer
FOUND: An anthology of found footage horror stories (2022) — Redaktør — 45 eksemplarer
Both Sides: Stories from the Border (2020) — Redaktør — 13 eksemplarer
Gutmouth (2012) 9 eksemplarer
Halldark Holidays (2020) — Redaktør — 5 eksemplarer
Hungry Darkness (2015) 4 eksemplarer
Midnight From Beyond the Stars (2021) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
House of Bone and Rain (2024) 3 eksemplarer

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Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology (2022) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 (2021) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Lullabies For Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror (2020) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Lost Signals (2016) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Austin Noir (2023) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Crime Hits Home (2022) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
The Hideous Book of Hidden Horrors (2022) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Clickers Forever (2018) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Orphans of Bliss: Tales of Addiction Horror (2022) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey & Sylvia Plath (2018) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Wilted Pages: An Anthology of Dark Academia (2023) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Mother: Tales of Love and Terror (2022) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Diabolica Americana: A Dark States Horror Compendium (2021) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Come Join Us by the Fire Season 2 (2020) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Damnation Games (2022) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Blasphemy (2019) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology (2021) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Gabino Iglesias calls his novel a “barrio noir.” (A quick aside: Non-Spanish speakers (my college Spanish is rusty) should have a dictionary or Google Translate handy to get the most out of it.) But with your genre expectations set, it’s still best to go into this novel cold, because just when you think you know where things are headed, Iglesias yanks the rug out from under you… and shows you what’s underneath, to mix some metaphors here. Let’s just say that the star-studded list of writers with blurbs on the back cover should give you a good clue: Daniel Woodrell, S.A. Cosby, Chris Offutt—and Alma Katsu, Stephen Graham Jones, Paul Tremblay, and Josh Malerman. You’ve been warned.

It’s also a emotionally moving character study of family, the meaning of friendship, and the burden of guilt. Tragedy strikes our protagonist’s family, and Mario, our narrator, makes a series of bad decisions. I’m not spoiling things too much by mentioning that the increasingly desperate Mario discovers that killing people for money is a surprisingly lucrative occupation.

The Devil Takes You Home features the classic quest elements: the Golden Fleece at the culmination of the journey, a trio of desperadoes facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles (and who don’t quite trust each other), and a long and dusty road. In this case it’s a drive across the border into Mexico for what seems like a suicidal mission. But holy blessed mother of sharp instruments does this novel take an unexpected screeching left turn into the darkest of hells. Bleak and violent and not for the squeamish, I’d be terrified to watch this in the theaters.
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thewilyf | 10 andre anmeldelser | Dec 25, 2023 |
“You can wrap a shotgun in flowers, but that doesn’t make the blast any less lethal.”

“A sad woman is a blade hanging over the world, threatening to fall at any moment.”

“Funny how parents can take a bullet and smile if they think it’ll keep their kids from worrying or crying.”

“Bullets don’t believe in remakes or second chances.”

“If a gun embodies everything that’s wrong with humanity, the internet is a festering mirror that shows us what happens when humanity has been completely lost.”

“…to the kind of white supremacist who likes to use the word patriot instead of racist.”

The first 5 chapters of this book are really good! All of the quotes I've typed in above are from them! I think that if the story stopped at the bottom of page 32, this would have been one hell of a short story!

The rest of the book becomes a mix of a plan to rob a Mexican drug cartel of their money, and the constant checking of Facebook by the main character. The 'twist' at the end didn't even register with me. A very uneven book.
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Stahl-Ricco | 10 andre anmeldelser | Oct 15, 2023 |
This book is proudly, unashamedly, unabashedly bilingual. Spanish fluency necessary.
 
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whbiii | 6 andre anmeldelser | Sep 10, 2023 |

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Værker
13
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Medlemmer
613
Popularitet
#41,002
Vurdering
3.8
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28
ISBN
29
Sprog
1
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