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 ...more
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.
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
PPPPPWAAAAAAZZZZZOOOOOOOOO!!!!! NEW New Bizarro Author Books?? FUCK YEAH!! Oh my gosh and this ones about fingers! And red hair! And white skin and dress!
She's a witch. Her name is Misadora. Her name is also Lex. Her name is also Ethereal. Her name isn't Volatile. That's the name of the man who finds her drifting down the river, unconscious. Volatile hides her in the cabin he lives in while doing research for the government. He has to keep the Pink Swan from finding out she's there. The ...more
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...more
Her Fingers follows Misadora. She is also called Lex and Ethereal. She is a witch. She is found, unconscious, floating in the Adrenaline River. Her bright red hair, white dress, and metal fingers. She can’t remember anything. The man who ...more
Pero si la ambientación me fascinó, en cambio me costó conectar con los personajes. Su historia me interesaba sólo en la ...more
I wish this one was longer. Cramming so much information and world building into so few pages is what probably makes it a bizarro book. I have the feeling that had it been longer, twice or thrice its current length, it would have been a damn good sci-fi novel.
Or maybe it could be the prologue of a much larger book. I don't know. I want more of this story, this world, and I feel robbed that there's nothing.
This is the feeling you get when you finish the reading.
If you like fantasy, a little twist of horror and a mix of some Sci-fi, you'll like this short novel.
Tamara... espero que tengas algo más en la recámara, porque he disfrutado mucho con este libro.
Maybe one day we'll see a spanish version published. That'd be great ;)
A dimension with a bizarro twist of pink spy swans, living trees and stoned witches dancing to techno. Interesting read.