Monstrilio by Gerardo Sámano Córdova

336 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction horror lgbtqia+ literary dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

Grieving mother Magos cuts out a piece of her deceased eleven-year-old son Santiago’s lung. Acting on fierce maternal instinct and the dubious logic of an old folktale, she nurtures the lung until it gains sentience, growing into the carnivorous l...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,554 reviews

Moods

dark 89%
emotional 74%
sad 56%
reflective 39%
mysterious 34%
tense 34%
challenging 23%
adventurous 7%
hopeful 7%
funny 6%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 66%
fast 19%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 69% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 41% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | No: 6% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.24

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