Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters Pulsing to the soundtrack of Joy Division Nick Cave and Siouxsie and the Banshees Sea Monsters offers an intoxicating portrait of Mexico in the late s One autumn afternoon in Mexico City

  • Title: Sea Monsters
  • Author: Chloe Aridjis
  • ISBN: 1936787865
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pulsing to the soundtrack of Joy Division, Nick Cave, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sea Monsters offers an intoxicating portrait of Mexico in the late 1980s.One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, seventeen year old Luisa does not return home from school Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tom s, a boy she barely knows He seems to represent everything her l Pulsing to the soundtrack of Joy Division, Nick Cave, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sea Monsters offers an intoxicating portrait of Mexico in the late 1980s.One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, seventeen year old Luisa does not return home from school Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tom s, a boy she barely knows He seems to represent everything her life is lacking recklessness, impulse, independence.Tom s may also help Luisa fulfill an unusual obsession she wants to track down a traveling troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs According to newspaper reports, the dwarfs recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico The imagined fates of these performers fill Luisa s surreal dreams as she settles in a beach community in Oaxaca Surrounded by hippies, nudists, beachcombers, and eccentric storytellers, Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery It is a quest easily envisioned than accomplished As she wanders the shoreline and visits the local bar, Luisa begins to disappear dangerously into the lives of strangers on Zipolite, the Beach of the Dead Meanwhile, her father has set out to find his missing daughter A mesmeric portrait of transgression and disenchantment unfolds Sea Monsters is a brilliantly playful and supple novel about the moments and mysteries that shape us Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 224 pages Expected publication February 5th 2019 by Catapult More Details ISBN 1936787865 ISBN13 9781936787869 Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Sea Monsters, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Anticipated Literary Reads For Readers of Color 2019 236 books 87 voters Oooh Shiny February 2019 20 books 1 voter More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 59 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 04, 2018 Michael rated it it was amazing This novel is filled with wonder and surprise Gorgeous passages evoke a sense of wanderlust, of comfortable dislocation and a sort of longed for isolation It s rare to find a novel that marries the post punk, gothic influences of my youth to the sun drenched, Oaxacan daydream of my current existence Chloe Aridjis, someone skilled in the painterly art of wordscapes and with such an internationally replete experience, deftly explores this odd combination flag 5 likesLike see review Nov 04, 2018 Stewart Home rated it it was amazing The prose is beautiful the narrative details Mexican goth subculture in the 1980s The first part is set in Mexico City but the two teen protagonists run away to a beach town, which creates a wonderful tension between the geographical setting and the post punk style favoured by our anti heroes The descriptions of music clubs are groovy, and our two goths have fabulous cinematic tastes on a date they go to see a revival of Mu ecos infernales or Curse of the Doll People from 1961 as it s The prose is beautiful the narrative details Mexican goth subculture in the 1980s The first part is set in Mexico City but the two teen protagonists run away to a beach town, which creates a wonderful tension between the geographical setting and the post punk style favoured by our anti heroes The descriptions of music clubs are groovy, and our two goths have fabulous cinematic tastes on a date they go to see a revival of Mu ecos infernales or Curse of the Doll People from 1961 as it s known to English audiences The seventeen year old narrator visits the flat in which William Burroughs accidentally killed his wife and has Lautr amont s Les Chants de Maldoror as her beach reading Perfect flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Varsha Ravi betweenokends rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves literary fiction 3.5 5Imprisoned on this island, I would say, Imprisoned on this island And yet I was no prisoner and this was no island.And so begins this book that read like the waking hour from a lucid dream A story tinged on the outer fringes with little oddities, and absurdities, but never quite straying into the realm of magical realism Set in the blinding sunlit dusty streets of Mexico, Sea Monsters is a contemporary, off beat story of a 17 year old teenager, Luisa, who one day, decides to run away fro 3.5 5Imprisoned on this island, I would say, Imprisoned on this island And yet I was no prisoner and this was no island.And so begins this book that read like the waking hour from a lucid dream A story tinged on the outer fringes with little oddities, and absurdities, but never quite straying into the realm of magical realism Set in the blinding sunlit dusty streets of Mexico, Sea Monsters is a contemporary, off beat story of a 17 year old teenager, Luisa, who one day, decides to run away from home with a boy she only barely knows but is deeply infatuated with No, it s not a love story Far from it.Sea Monsters isn t really about the plot or the characters Rather it paints an intoxicating portrait of Mexican youth culture in the late 1990 s, a slice of life story following two adolescents in the cusp of feigned maturity It s narrated in the first person from Luisa s perspective but surprisingly you don t quite uncover her character all that well There s a careless spontaneity to the narrative voice that feels both intimate and yet distanced.It s stunningly written Moments of utterly, breathtaking prose The premise had immense potential, but somehow it never completely came to fruition It felt lacking in depth in some respect The motives of the different characters, the reasons behind their decisions never quite evident, so the story seemed to float on the surface, with the faintest logical thread holding it together And that is the only complaint of significance that I have against this book Towards the end there s this one line of self introspection, that really is the same question that I, as the reader was asking as well.Why Luisa A question, an event, compressed into a fist, like a sentence compressed into an apostrophe that when released springs back to its original form.Despite my criticism, I still really liked it and would recommend it The atmosphere, the heat and relentless rains of Mexico, the ocean and all its vastness and the monsters that lurk deep beneath the waters, Zipolite, the beach of the dead, all come rivetingly alive on the page The writing keeps you dumbfounded and guessing to an end that is maybe a little too neatly tied flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Gandalf84 rated it it was amazing Beautifully written, strange, nuanced and poetic I loved it flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Angie rated it really liked it On the surface, there isn t much going on here Girl runs away from home to the beach, gets bored But in the swirling imagination of Luisa, where we spend our time in this book, everything has the potential to be the leading edge of an adventure, a mystery She s a capital R Romantic, and is continually disappointed by those around her She listens to goth rock from the 80s, and since I was unfamiliar with this genre, I looked up her albums online and listened to them while reading, which I rec On the surface, there isn t much going on here Girl runs away from home to the beach, gets bored But in the swirling imagination of Luisa, where we spend our time in this book, everything has the potential to be the leading edge of an adventure, a mystery She s a capital R Romantic, and is continually disappointed by those around her She listens to goth rock from the 80s, and since I was unfamiliar with this genre, I looked up her albums online and listened to them while reading, which I recommend It helps get into her mindset The story is a painting of a moment in time, complete with a soundtrack, of a young woman s life and Mexico in the 80s It s a beautiful moment to savor youth and beaches and the sea and the deep metaphors that can wrap themselves around those things.I got a copy to review from the publisher through Edelweiss flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 24, 2018 Chris rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction I received my copy of Sea Monsters through Edelweiss.I read Aridjis s Book of Clouds years ago, and I really enjoyed it, so I thought I would also enjoy Sea Monsters I didn t think it held up as well for two reasons.First, there s far too much storytelling and not nearly enough storyshowing What I mean by this is that there s very little development in the characters and plot It s as if the reader experiences the story as a diorama Everything has already happened and everyone is already the I received my copy of Sea Monsters through Edelweiss.I read Aridjis s Book of Clouds years ago, and I really enjoyed it, so I thought I would also enjoy Sea Monsters I didn t think it held up as well for two reasons.First, there s far too much storytelling and not nearly enough storyshowing What I mean by this is that there s very little development in the characters and plot It s as if the reader experiences the story as a diorama Everything has already happened and everyone is already there, and we peer in to see what s going on Because of this I didn t see anything fresh in the prose.Second, the stream of consciousness style Aridjis employs coupled with the static nature described above just doesn t work It made it feel like the book itself was a distraction rather than a narrator being distracted by their memories or thoughts.That said, the content is strong and Aridjis knows how to turn a sentence It s well written when we look at the trees But, for me, the forest needs some worktps nosenseofstyle 2018 12 sea monsters by chloe aridjisml flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 09, 2018 Lauren rated it really liked it Shelves fiction Catapult was kind enough to send me a galley of SEA MONSTERS, a novel about a teenage girl, Luisa, as she becomes obsessed with a strange boy named Tomas and eventually runs away with him to the seaside town of Zipolite in Oaxaca There, the two drift apart, and Luisa becomes enraptured by the strangers who dot the Beach of the DeadBut the main craft of the novel is in all of the strange and mesmeric transgressions of Luisa and the mysterious ways in which strangers shape our lives Aridjis w Catapult was kind enough to send me a galley of SEA MONSTERS, a novel about a teenage girl, Luisa, as she becomes obsessed with a strange boy named Tomas and eventually runs away with him to the seaside town of Zipolite in Oaxaca There, the two drift apart, and Luisa becomes enraptured by the strangers who dot the Beach of the DeadBut the main craft of the novel is in all of the strange and mesmeric transgressions of Luisa and the mysterious ways in which strangers shape our lives Aridjis writing is poetic and strange, but it moves well and she has a talent for understanding how the minute things in a person s life affect who they are flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 17, 2018 Donna Foster rated it really liked it Shelves review Super strange and wildly weird flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 26, 2018 Lolly K Dandeneau rated it liked it via my blog It was impossible to recall how those four syllables, Tom s Rom n, had once felt like an incantation, strong enough to hex school and city, the initials TR evoking the promise of anything, two consonants awaiting a vowel awaiting an act Luisa, 17 years old and living in Mexico City in the 1980 s is miserable among her own peers, a misfit whose musical tastes Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nick Cave, The Cure, Joy Division swayed me to request th via my blog It was impossible to recall how those four syllables, Tom s Rom n, had once felt like an incantation, strong enough to hex school and city, the initials TR evoking the promise of anything, two consonants awaiting a vowel awaiting an act Luisa, 17 years old and living in Mexico City in the 1980 s is miserable among her own peers, a misfit whose musical tastes Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nick Cave, The Cure, Joy Division swayed me to request this novel Enter Tom s Rom n, TR the boy who seems like a promise of something other, a boy who she didn t even like but couldn t deny being intrigued by as he began making appearances in her life Tom s, that sliver of black slicing through the so called calm of the morning a proud drop out, master of his days is everything she wants to be, fearless and free It is with this teenage boy of 19 she runs away but it is the newspaper article she happened upon that inspires her to run to Oaxaca A strange story about 12 Ukrainian dwarfs having escaped a Russian Circus, said to be headed to the coast of Oaxaca, finally something thrilling and exciting for her to latch onto It is her idea to go, and so they do.It takes quite a bit of time to reach that part of the story, trudging through their early days when he appeared on the scene, her father s stories about shipwrecks and aquariums The writing is beautiful, I highlighted like crazy but I spent a lot of time wondering when I would find something to latch onto One can sense, as the novel finally gets steam, the desire for flight and her struggle with shame for the pain her disappearance must be causing her parents and yet not caring enough to end her trip, wanting to claim her independence She should be in the city, preparing for her future with college interviews, not going to the beach with a stranger, not worrying her parents whom by all accounts aren t bad people.On Zipolite, the beach of the dead, well known as a dangerous place for swimming, a vagabond s paradise, Luisa begins to be bored by Tom s and searches for stimulation in other people on the beach, like the sultry stranger she calls the merman Much like she did with Tom s, she builds a story about him, based on nothing but her longings Mostly she spends her time suffering some sort of melancholy, absorbing the sun and ocean, not quite giving the cathartic effect most people experience beside the sea.Aridjis nailed the listlessness that many teenagers feel, when on the cusp of adult decisions The novel has a dreamy landscape, because half the time Luisa seems like a sleepwalker, unable to define why she has taken this out of character journey She is mostly aimless through the entire novel, idleness would have been a grand title I am still not entirely sure what the story was about, I confess There is good writing, but I wasn t fully engaged, I think I was still waiting for something to happen, which now that I think of it is exactly how it feels when you are a teenager, waiting for life to happen.Publication Date February 5, 2019Catapult flag Like see review Kirsten 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    1. This novel is filled with wonder and surprise Gorgeous passages evoke a sense of wanderlust, of comfortable dislocation and a sort of longed for isolation It s rare to find a novel that marries the post punk, gothic influences of my youth to the sun drenched, Oaxacan daydream of my current existence Chloe Aridjis, someone skilled in the painterly art of wordscapes and with such an internationally replete experience, deftly explores this odd combination.

    2. The prose is beautiful the narrative details Mexican goth subculture in the 1980s The first part is set in Mexico City but the two teen protagonists run away to a beach town, which creates a wonderful tension between the geographical setting and the post punk style favoured by our anti heroes The descriptions of music clubs are groovy, and our two goths have fabulous cinematic tastes on a date they go to see a revival of Mu ecos infernales or Curse of the Doll People from 1961 as it s The prose [...]

    3. 3.5 5Imprisoned on this island, I would say, Imprisoned on this island And yet I was no prisoner and this was no island.And so begins this book that read like the waking hour from a lucid dream A story tinged on the outer fringes with little oddities, and absurdities, but never quite straying into the realm of magical realism Set in the blinding sunlit dusty streets of Mexico, Sea Monsters is a contemporary, off beat story of a 17 year old teenager, Luisa, who one day, decides to run away fro 3. [...]

    4. On the surface, there isn t much going on here Girl runs away from home to the beach, gets bored But in the swirling imagination of Luisa, where we spend our time in this book, everything has the potential to be the leading edge of an adventure, a mystery She s a capital R Romantic, and is continually disappointed by those around her She listens to goth rock from the 80s, and since I was unfamiliar with this genre, I looked up her albums online and listened to them while reading, which I rec On [...]

    5. I received my copy of Sea Monsters through Edelweiss.I read Aridjis s Book of Clouds years ago, and I really enjoyed it, so I thought I would also enjoy Sea Monsters I didn t think it held up as well for two reasons.First, there s far too much storytelling and not nearly enough storyshowing What I mean by this is that there s very little development in the characters and plot It s as if the reader experiences the story as a diorama Everything has already happened and everyone is already the I re [...]

    6. Catapult was kind enough to send me a galley of SEA MONSTERS, a novel about a teenage girl, Luisa, as she becomes obsessed with a strange boy named Tomas and eventually runs away with him to the seaside town of Zipolite in Oaxaca There, the two drift apart, and Luisa becomes enraptured by the strangers who dot the Beach of the DeadBut the main craft of the novel is in all of the strange and mesmeric transgressions of Luisa and the mysterious ways in which strangers shape our lives Aridjis w Cata [...]

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