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Her Fingers

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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  42 reviews
A red-haired witch with steel fingers, dragged unconscious from the currents of the Adrenaline River. An isolated researcher suffering from a disease called the Gag. Covens of stoned witches dancing to techno in the forest. A punk whose specialty is replacing body parts with metal replicas. Sleepwalkers who don’t want to wake. Trees hiding a filthy secret—the result of a p ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published November 2012 by Eraserhead Press
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Dan Schwent
Jan 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: bizarro, 2013
When a bionic red haired witch washed up from the Adrenaline River near his house, Volatile nurses her back to health and chooses to reveal some fundamental truths about the world to her. But will the truth destroy them both?

The 2012-2013 New Bizarro Author Series rolls on. Tamera Romero has been a friend of mine on Goodreads for years but I've had little interaction with her apart from reading her reviews. Also, I miss her old avatar photo where she's pretending her hands are goggles. Anyway, s
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Hugo
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reseña publicada originalmente en Luchando contra el Duende de la Perversidad

Her Fingers viene a ser un claro ejemplo de que uno no es profeta en su tierra y de que en el mercado editorial en español hay cosas que fallan. Tamara Romero escribió esta historia en castellano, pero la salida que tuvo fue en Eraserhead Press (una editorial independiente americana especializada en Bizarro) al traducirla en inglés. A pesar de que hay grandes obras de la literatura que tienen un formato breve en este pa

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Tamara Romero
Jul 18, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
"Els dits de la bruixa" ja està disponible a llibreries! És l'edició catalana de "Her Fingers", publicada per Mai Més Llibres.

xx, T.
Víctor Martín-Pozuelo
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Este va de brujas amnésicas, fantasía original, enfermedades incurables, mundos extraños, jebi metal y es cortito, se lee de una sentada.

Hay un personaje que tiene el rabo de metal, porque es la moda entre la juventud hacerse implantes de steel and merol, y cuando le preguntan a su novia que cómo es eso ella dice que frío y caliente al mismo tiempo.

Vamos, que muy bien.
Edgar Argelich
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quan t’acabes un novellette i tens la sensació que se t’ha fet curta, és molt bon senyal. Mai Més aposten per una autora catalana inèdita en català, però amb un cert renom en el gènere underground del bizarro. Ja l’havia llegida en alguns dels reculls d’Orciny i en vaig sortir amb bones sensacions. En aquesta ocasió ha estat igual o millor. Romero ens presenta un món que sembla beure de “La mort i la primavera” passat pel sedàs de Huxley. La trama és el menys important, el verdaderament apassion ...more
Karen Madrid
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poc es pot dir sense fer espoliers. Només que és una novel•la curta sobre les mentides del sistema i el dolorós procés que un ha de fer per saber la veritat i actuar en conseqüència. Un procès que, segons Romero, val clarament la pena.
Oriol
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Genial, estranya i sorprenent.
Charlotte Frixnet
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aposta claríssima per una ciència ficció un punt incòmode. Amb moltes ganes de llegir més!
Carlex
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tres estels i mig.

La veritat és que no m'atrau gaire el "weird" o "bizarro" però en canvi sí que m'agrada com escriu la Tamara Romero, així que penso repetir : )
FabulousRaye
Nov 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
It seems appropriate that I read this book while waiting for the blurry-ness and stupidity of vistaril to leave my system. If you're inclined to partake in substances that change your perception of reality, you'll super enjoy this book.

It starts off like a lovely fairy tale-esq dream, filled with bionic people. android doll assistants, interesting drugs, and witches. Everyone in this world has 3 names. You might not know all three. Who you call Catbus, might be known as Hamster to someone else.

T
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Francesc Cortès
3,4/5
Bruixes, ciborgs i poders misteriosos en una história tan curta com intensa
Ferran d'Armengol
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una fantàstica faula narrada amb la senzillesa dels contes explicats a la vora del foc. Atrapa i no el pots deixar de llegir. El màgic món creat és sospitosament semblant al nostre i les coses no sempre són allò que ens diuen ser.
Bibliotecario Arbelon
Els Dits de la Bruixa és el nou encert (un altre) de l'editorial Mai Més que publica per primera vegada en català la obra de Tamara Romero publicada originalment en anglès com Her Fingers.

L'autora crea un món molt complexe en poques pàgines oferint-nos una història captivadora i desolaroda al mateix temps.

Una bruixa amb quatre dits de ferro apareix ofegada a la vora del riu i un científic amb una malaltia incurable la rescata de la mort. Mica en mica, anirem coneixent la història que hi ha darre
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Marina
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3'5/5

Describir está novela corta es muy complicado, y creo que habla muy bien de la historia que sea así. La cantidad de elementos mezclados es abrumadora, pero, están tan bien aglutinados, que la autora consigue una mezcla equilibrada y que funciona bastante bien. Tal vez no es mi historia favorita bizarra, pero es una propuesta muy interesante, con una historia curiosa detrás respecto a sus diversas ediciones, que complementa muy bien el catálogo de Mai Més.
Daniel Mas
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cificat
De menys a més. Les últimes 40 pàgines s'han guanyat la 4a estrella XD
Mireia Crusellas
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quina meravella, tot i que m'hauria agradat introduir-me més dins d'aquest món i saber-ne més coses. Algunes frases em sonaven estranyes, com poc naturals en català, suposo que són només manies meves.
Café de Tinta
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Farem ressenya a la web!
Miquel Codony
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Con sesenta páginas escasas, Her Fingers tensa al máximo los límites que le impone su brevedad al empaquetar densamente una cantidad de ideas que son un homenaje a la imaginación fértil de su autora. Esta riqueza imaginativa es a la vez la mayor virtud y el principal problema del texto, que solo gracias a su enfoque no lineal de la construcción del mundo, al ritmo de la narración y a su voluntad de crítica social evita ahogarse en la superficialidad. En las páginas repletas de metáforas de Her F ...more
Anita Dalton
Apr 28, 2013 rated it liked it
You can read my entire discussion here.

Review snippet: The story is about witches who have become persecuted and deals with the specific experiences of a witch called Misadora. Misadora has several other names in this book, and given that several other characters have several other names, I lost the thread of who was who several times, which makes it difficult to write a good plot synopsis. At any rate, a man called Volatile finds Misadora floating in a river after she is attacked. He takes her
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Hatchet Mouth
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Her Fingers by Tamara Romero has been nothing short of an 'edge-of-my-seat' fairy tale, which is not what I am accustomed to looking for in fairy tales to begin with. It's got bionic witches on drugs, a river called the Adrenaline, three foot helper robots, sleepwalkers fighting to wake up, hybrid animals like swanwolves and fishsquirrels, rings that return to their owners and the theory of Pain Energy. I'll be very sad if she doesn't graduate from her probation period in the New Bizarro Authors ...more
El Biblionauta
Ja el tenim aquí! A la fi! Bizarro en català! I no qualsevol bizarro… Ni més ni menys que Els dits de la bruixa, la primera novel·la curta de Tamara Romero: una autora difícilment classificable que, per aquest motiu, és l’ambaixadora ideal d’un gènere que es va colant, en comptagotes, a les nostres prestatgeries en català.

Podeu valorar el llibre i llegir completa la ressenya de Tatiana Dunyó a: https://elbiblionauta.com/ca/2020/08/...
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Sheldon
Dec 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Ya broke my heart, Tamara.

I have to state something to start off. In reading Her Fingers by Tamara Romero, it's quite possible that I simply didn't get it. There's a strong feeling that it's the kind of book that requires more than one read through, and despite its short length I simple haven't had the time to give it a second read. However, it is not at the point where I can simply turn a blind eye to this book's issues, so this deserves a more detailed explanation.

Her Fingers is described on t
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Mieneke
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Her Fingers is a fascinating novella, which blends fantasy and science fiction in a way that, despite the added weirdness, works really well. Romero crams a lot to unpack into 60-odd pages, but I'm finding it hard to get an actual grip on what to talk about. There is the very creepy authoritarian government, which has institute substituted, legalised drug use to keep its populace from thinking to deeply about its actions and saddles everyone who does classified research with a minder to prevent ...more
Jessica
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lyrical, mythical, beautiful. Her Fingers is a prime example that bizarro is a genre to try out and not one to make assumptions about. Its not simply bizarre for the sake of being bizarre. Okay sometimes it is but sometimes it's horror, satire, crazy, zany, witty, funny, brilliant, in the case of Her Fingers its profound and mesmerizing. I adored Her Fingers it is told in alternating points of view by two character's. Most impressive is how such a short story about 50-60 pages includes their tal ...more
Albert Catarina
Bruixes i ciberpunk! BRUIXES I CIBERPUNK!

La Misadora, una bruixa de cabells vermells de foc, apareix vora el riu, inconscient. El fet és encara més excepcional perquè la bruixa té diversos dits de la mà amputats i substituïts per implants cibernètics.

Aquesta novel·la curta de la Tamara és una història de bruixes atípica amb una volta extra que et deixa rumiant. L’he disfrutada amb una il·lusió gairebé infantil i el final m’ha deixat encara més meravellat. És una d’aquelles històries en el que r
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Pau
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novela-corta
Tot i que he llegit poc bizarro, m'ha semblat una proposta molt interessant precisament per als poc iniciats.

El món que presenta en aquestes pàgines és molt ric i està ple d'idees, conceptes i lore que donarien per omplir un llibre amb el triple d'extensió. I no obstant, la lectura flueix amb facilitat mentre presenta una narració que mica en mica i complementant-se a través de dos punts de vista, ens va desgranant què hi ha darrera de tot plegat.

M'agrada com ha sabut tancar l'argument, quan a
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Sarah Karasek
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was fantastic! I just wish there was more. Romero has created such a fascinating world and I want to spend more time in it, find more things, meet more characters, maybe just wander around in the forest and stare at Treemothers. This is not to say that the characters or plot are lacking, but more to say that if I found out about a sequel, I'd immediately throw money at it.
Marina Lamanuzzi
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Me ha gustado mucho, me he quedado con la sensación de 'ojalá fuese una novela'.
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Tamara Romero was born in Barcelona and writes speculative and horror fiction. Her Fingers (Eraserhead Press, 2012) is her first book. She also wrote, in Spanish, Brújula y murciélago, La momia y la niñera and the story collection Cuarto acercamiento al ovni, among others. Her short fiction has been featured in Presencia Humana, The Barcelona Review, Strange Horizons or Combustible Lovecraft. Her ...more

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