Category Archives: Genre Bending

Fiction Review: Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Of Love and Other Demons (1995)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel tells the story of Sierva Maria de Todos los Angeles, a girl neglected by her parents who finds in the Yoruba faith of the slaves a refuge for her longings. In a South American seaport of the eighteenth-century, Sierva is bitten by a dog while she walked on the streets with […]
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Fiction Review: Finch by Jeff VanderMeer (2009)

In Finch, we witness one very difficult week of detective John Finch, “Finchy” as his beloved partner Wyte calls him, while he tries to solve an impossible murder case. Living in the dystopian city of Ambergris that is slowly decaying and putrefying after the “Rising” of the Grey Caps, the powerful colonizers of this once magnificent city, Finch […]
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Fiction Review: The Physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1962) [SPOILERS]

The Physicists is a satiric drama written by Durrenmatt in 1962. Despite belonging to the genre of satiric drama, The Physicists resembles elements of a mystery fiction. The plot takes place at a sanatorium run by psychiatrist Mathilde von Zahnd. She takes care of three mentally ill patients, who each believe they are Sir Isaac […]
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In the News: What Takes A Mystery Novel To Another Level? A Q&A With Tana French

by Michelle Dean 9/03/14 9:25am Link: http://review.gawker.com/what-takes-a-mystery-novel-to-another-level-a-q-a-with-1629500294 Tana French’s Dublin murder mystery novels, of which the new release The Secret Place is the latest, always hit the bestseller lists. But her readers are a proud cult in my experience, always happy to find another fan to discuss them with. She has a talent for lighting up […]
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