The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza

The Taiga Syndrome

Cristina Rivera Garza

128 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction fantasy mystery challenging dark mysterious fast-paced
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Fairy tale meets detective drama in this David Lynch-like novel by a writer Jonathan Lethem calls "one of Mexico's greatest...we are just barely beginning to catch up to what she has to offer." Fiction. Latinx Studies. Women's Studies. Translated ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 437 reviews

Moods

mysterious 84%
dark 62%
challenging 52%
reflective 35%
tense 21%
adventurous 13%
emotional 9%
sad 5%
funny 1%

Pace

fast 44%
slow 31%
medium 24%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Plot: 25% | Character: 15% | N/A: 5%

Strong character development?

No: 58% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 9%

Loveable characters?

No: 52% | It's complicated: 35% | Yes: 7% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 54% | Yes: 24% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 48% | It's complicated: 28% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.51

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