Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe eYes very cleverAt first I loved how lightning paced this was and then I started to lose the plot Finally I stopped caring about keeping upI m sure the fact that I had no fucking idea what was going on says about me than the book but yeah Being fucking cray cray isn tnough it s a start but it s not Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time enough 45 stars rounded up This novel got confusing at times with its time travelling protagonist I didn t realize until uite close to thend of the book how many time periods were involvedStill it is a bizarre and One Wild Weekend enchanting tale bold irrational It interweaves so manylements and themes into its web I m curious about the historicity of parts of the story like the development of the Dominican Republic s of the story like the development of the Dominican Republic s industry by Jewish immigrants from Austria in the late 1930sI plan to re read this book in the future it pushes all my buttons There s a lot happening in the 130 pages of Tentacle It flits through many narrative points of view and several points in time which turn out to be linked in mysterious ways There are Forgetful of Their Sex elements of the dystopian magical and ueer as well as artisticnvironmental colonialist and political themes I appreciated all of these and thought the weird temporal structure of Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing events was wellxecuted The combination was original and potentially really powerful However the short length meant that F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby every theme was galloped through at top speed giving neither reader nor characters time to breathe The last novel I read The Will to Battle advanced its plot slowly and incrementally viaxtensive dialogue By contrast there is hardly any dialogue in Tentacle at all it alternates between internal stream of consciousness bald statement of vents by omniscient third person Although both have their benefits the shift from one to the other between novels have their benefits the shift from one to the other between novels disconcerting I would have liked Tentacle to be longer so that the intriguing characters and settings could be further develope. Esta apabullante novela ue supone la consagración de Rita Indiana como narradora tiene tantas capas de lectura y tantos giros fascinantes ue rehuye toda síntesis todo ncorsetamiento Es más sólo cabe una invitación Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany entusiasta a la lectura por parte de losditoresAunue para los ue prefieran algunas claves he auí un resumen la historia arranca n l apartamento de la santera y asesora del Presidente dominicano Esther Escudero llamada también Omicunlé desde ue n un rito afrocubano se convirtiese n servidora de la diosa del mar Yemayá Su joven mucama Alcide Figueroa a la. ,
D There were snapshots of the Dominican Republic in the past and future which were Tempting Fate evocative yet curtailed Thending inevitably felt abrupt and somewhat arbitrary view spoilerI was rather disappointed with it in fact Acilde opts out of any ffort to save the ocean in favour of personal comfort as Giorgio opts out of any ffort to save the ocean in favour of personal comfort as Giorgio the fate of Argenis remains ambiguous hide spoiler Wow So many strands skillfully interwoven Taut Tense Terrific Update 52120 Just finished reading this for the second time This time my reading was different in that during the Covid 19 pandemiclockdown I read it aloud during Zoom calls to my friend who didn t have her copy of the book with her in her current location It was a great way to read the book as we could stop discuss the sections as we read And really this story leaves me with uestions than answers which is ok with me Some uestions view spoilerWas AcildeGeorgio the correct god or is it a case of mistaken identitythe prophecy being interpreted wrongly Did Georgio choose individual love over love for humanitythe Earth The Greek gods misbehaved all the time making uestionable choices screwing over One Giant Leap each other humanity is that similar to the godsacred outlook here Was Ixpecting a certain Apocalyptic Cartography ending because of the prevalence of monotheistic religion assuming a savior will save vs acting in its own self interest Do the actions in one timeline definechangeallow the person to direct actions in another timeline Or is there individuality inach timeline hide spoiler La Mucama de Omicunl Omikunle s Maid comes to us in the UK as Tentacle There s something about that new title that makes it sound scary than it actually is Then the blurb says only she the titular maid can travel back in time and save the ocean and humanity from disaster But first she must become the man she always was with the help of a sacred anemone When you read that description you can understand why some reviewe Nicely written. Ue Esther ha apartado de la prostitución gracias a la colaboración de otro personaje fundamental Eric Vitier stá a punto de vivir una historia de pasados presentes y futuros vertiginosa y por momentos aparentemente imposible más allá del relatoLas deidades afroantillanas ue habitan l mar Caribe la música tradicional y la música A Bride for McCain electrónical sexo Heart and Soul / Almost Heaven en todas sus formas inclusol cambio de sexo los bucaneros del siglo XVII o los grabados de Goya son otros de los cimientos sobre los ue se alza ste texto lleno de intrigas y deseos lleno de aristas y de falsas certezas Llen.