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The Rag Doll Plagues

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  101 ratings  ·  6 reviews
a novel akin to Latin American magical realists
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Arte Publico Pr (first published January 1st 1991)
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Ohh, I don't even know where to start. I, in fact, did not mind the style this book was written in. It was a little wonky at times, but none that put me off. The context and premise of the book was enticing enough to keep me going. That or well the fact that I only had one morning to read this book before my class started. I'm giving this book 4 stars, because I honestly enjoyed it. Besides all the other Chican@ scifi books that I had to read for my class, this one along with Lunar Braceros, had ...more
I don't know why, but Morales doesn't really do it for me. His writing is definitely vivid, but there's something about it that seems off for me. The narrative voice does not lend itself to my the delicate sensibilities of my ears or something like that. Though people who are fans of narrative voice that sounds more akin to oral tradition should definitely check this book out.
Given to me by a friend who recently returned from a trip to Mexico. Interesting concept of a plague and the medical people involved, three stories at three differnet times, past, far past and far into the future. It was an interesting concept but not especially well written.
This is an interesting book. The writing isn't the best, but it is still pretty good. I liked the idea of telling the story in the past, present and future. It may not be for everyone, but I like books like these, I feel it deserves more attention than it has been given.
I spent two years trying to remember the name of this book so I could read it again! It has been so long since I read it, but I do remember I loved this book. Gonna re-read it now that I've got my hands on it!
I wrote my MA thesis on this book. It's good Chicano quasi-sci fi, and some gore.
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