Lisa and her guest Leslie Hopping have a spooky discussion about Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Leslie will be the co-host of a bookish podcast named Book Bumble that will launch soon. There are spoilers of the book.
Links to articles:
The Guardian describes it as, “Lovecraft meets the Brontes in Latin America,” and Vox calls it a deliciously creepy novel. The Chicago Review of Books says character Noemi Taboada is not the “naïve damsel figure.”
The New York Public Library lists the history of the gothic genre and Book Riot offers gothic definitions. Moreno-Garcia has posted her eugenics thesis.
In a CBS This Morning podcast Moreno-Garcia explains why she wrote a Gothic set in Mexico. The History Channel explains eugenics and in an NPR piece, with Moreno-Garcia it is stated the evil of the book is colonialism.
Books mentioned in the podcast:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Moreno-Garcia
Velvet Was the Night by Moreno-Garcia
At the end of each show, Lisa or her guest discuss books they’ve enjoyed in, “Everyone Hated It But Me.”
Everyone Hated It But Me Books:
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Children of Jacosta by Natalie Haynes
Circe by Madeline Miller
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Vitoria Christopher Murray