Samir Rihani Rihani itibaren Barbacoas, Venezuela
The art is stunning, however the text is unimformative
I actually finished this about a week ago, but I'm still figuring out what I thought about it. I'm no stranger to odd, stream of consciousness works, or prose poems with a dark underbelly, and this book certainly sits in that territory. For a long time it appeared to go around in circles though, with a series of variations on recurring themes that I guess echoed the life of the ambiguous protagonist. Towards the end it dug down into the humus and started unearthing something even stranger, and here I began to really revel in it. It came a little late though. Although I have given it a modest star rating, I would nevertheless endorse it as a unique and darkly troubling reading experience, if that's the kind of thing that you are drawn to.