18 comments on “The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza | Book Review

  1. NOOO this is devastating, I am so in love with this book’s cover and title and premise that I really wanted it to be incredible. Who knows, maybe I’ll be one of the people who clicks with it… probably not lol, it seems a bit too abstract for me, but WHO KNOWS.

  2. Oh no, bummer this one didn’t live up to expectations for you! I was really intrigued by this one, but lack of cohesive narrative or characters that feel real does sound quite disappointing. I might still give it a try at some point, but I won’t rush. I hope you have better luck with your next read!

  3. What a disappointment, I think, I will give this one a miss. Normally, I would enjoy stories which can be read on different levels, but I don’t enjoy having to read a lot of side notes just to get a hint of the deeper meaning. It sounds like the author has some original ideas, too bad about the execution.

    • Same here. I love deciphering additional layers of meaning, but there has to be some kind of grounding in plot or character to hold my interest. Sadly, this one was just too obscured for my taste.

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  5. I’m so disappointed on your behalf! I believe you mentioned this book with a blurb in a previous post (probably about Women in Translation) and I thought it sounded fantastic. Sorry to hear it let you down, though at least now that’s one fewer book I feel like I should read!

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