[MOBI] á Cold Skin | by ✓ Albert Sánchez Piñol Cheryl Leah Morgan #2020


  • Title: Cold Skin
  • Author: Albert Sánchez Piñol Cheryl Leah Morgan
  • ISBN: 9781841958835
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback

  • Cold Skin By Albert Sánchez Piñol Cheryl Leah Morgan Shortly after World War I, a troubled man accepts a solitary assignment as a weather official on a tiny, remote island on the edges of the Antarctic When he arrives, the predecessor he is meant to replace is missing and a deeply disturbed stranger is barricaded in a heavily fortified lighthouse At first adversaries, the two find that their tenuous partnership may be thShortly after World War I, a troubled man accepts a solitary assignment as a weather official on a tiny, remote island on the edges of the Antarctic When he arrives, the predecessor he is meant to replace is missing and a deeply disturbed stranger is barricaded in a heavily fortified lighthouse At first adversaries, the two find that their tenuous partnership may be the only way they survive the unspeakably horrific reptilian creatures that ravage the island at night, attacking the lighthouse in their organized effort to find warm blooded food Armed with a battery of ammunition and explosives, the weather official and his new ally must confront their increasingly murderous mentality, and, when the possibility of a kind of truce presents itself, decide what kind of island they will inhabit Equal parts Stephen King, a phantasmagorical Robinson Crusoe, and Lord of the Flies, Cold Skin is literary horror that deals with the basest forms of human behavior imaginable, while exploring why we so vehemently fear the Other.
    Albert Sánchez Piñol Cheryl Leah Morgan
    Albert S nchez Pi ol was born in Barcelona in 1965 and is an anthropologist and writer His writing has appeared in several journals, and Cold Skin is his first novel Already translated into fifteen languages, it won the Ojo Critico Narrativa prize on its original publication in Catalan in 2003.

    Cold Skin By Albert Sánchez Piñol Cheryl Leah Morgan

    Commentaires:

    Beatriz
    Ya en el primer p rrafo se advierte una prosa exquisita Con un t tulo y una portada que en ning n momento dejan entrever el hilo de la historia, se descubre un libro con un argumento muy original y con un misterio que atrapa al lector desde el comienzo advierto que el libro se disfruta m s sabiendo lo menos posible de su trama Pero tambi n debo reconocer que finalmente se transforma en una de esas novelas que entretuvieron mucho mientras se le an, pero que no trascienden m s all Quiz incluso sea [...]

    Kellie
    I loved this book It was creepy and unflinchingly bizarre It is a fun, compulsive, and at times genuinely scary read but also a great exploration of xenophobia, the fear of the unknown, as well as what makes us human I think the author very much deserves his comparisons to Lovecraft, although I think it is one of those stories that you will enjoy most if you know very little about it, so I will leave it at that and warn you not to read too many reviews This is the best horror book I have read in [...]

    Jana
    I m reading all these reviews and not a single idea pops on my mind on why I shouldn t give this book than one star Yes, it had moments it was bizarre and scared the shit out of me No, I ll be completely straight it s the second creepiest and the most disturbing book I have ever read It s in the same box with In the Miso soup, just I ve experienced my first full blown anxiety attack with that Japanese one, so now I was somehow prepared for this Cold Skin, although not totally.During the reading [...]

    Nancy Oakes
    We are never very far from those we hate For this very reason, we shall never be truly close to those we love With those words, Catalan author Albert Sanchez Pi ol begins his tale of a young man who takes a position as a weather official on a remote island, out of the normal shipping lanes, along the coast of Antarctica He is the unnamed narrator of this tale, and has opted for this position to exile himself from the rest of the world, needing some time and space to negotiate between the devasta [...]

    Erika
    Got this book for a crazy low price It was pointed out to me by someone else that read the back cover and told me it sounded similar to Silent Hill It was enough to get me to buy it.I was actually reminded of Lovecraft s work which I ve been reading recently An individual facing extraordinary, almost supernatural experiences, having to deal with strange creatures whose intentions are unknown But that s where the Lovecraft comparison ends This was my first time reading something by a Catalan auth [...]

    David
    Al iniciar una nueva lectura no puedo evitar establecer paralelismos con otras historias deglutidas anteriormente En este caso me asaltaban las similitudes con y pese a todo Pens que la trama ser a similar, cambiando zombies por Carasapos y ni a y perro por otro de ellos pero me equivocaba.Esta novela, mejor escrita que la de Gardu o con perd n , va de menos a m s Aparentemente simple al principio, no promete nada m s que simple entretenimiento, pero poco a poco el autor consigue guiarnos por un [...]

    Lida
    The fact that I have read this book some years ago and remembering it I still get the creeps says a lot I also remember being on winter vacation in a remote house and heedlesly starting reading it at night And then not sleeping until the sun came up.Half of it was a bit slow, introverted and philosophical but the other half was bloodcurdling, bizarre and deeply disturbing.And I also saw that there is gonna be a movie title tt1034385

    Melvin Rodríguez-Rodríguez
    Una premisa Lovecraftiana muta hacia terreno tan extra o como la sensaci n que describe el t tulo.Un hombre llega a una isla insignificante para trabajar haciendo apuntes meteorol gicos, pero en las noches salen del mar unas criaturas que lo obligar n a aliarse con el taciturno y misterioso cuidador del faro, el nico habitante humano de la isla La prosa de S nchez Pi ol devela un escritor depurado, con amplio dominio del lenguaje, las ideas y el ejercicio de la escritura Paralelo al presente del [...]

    Adela Cacovean
    C nd am nceput s citesc Pielea rece de Albert S nchez Pi ol, nu tiam la ce s m a tept Am primit o cadou de ziua mea de la colega de banc , apucasem s citesc descrierea de pe spate i c teva altele de pe internet i, acum aveam nevoie de o carte sub ire, u or de c rat, de care s m ocup n orele n care nu facem mare br nz la coal A a se face c am pus m na pe ea i am nceput o nceputul suna foarte bine Niciodat nu ne afl m destul de departe de cei pe care i ur m Prin urmare, tot astfel ne am putea nchi [...]

    Lorie
    Tras un comienzo apasionante y un desarrollo adictivo, La piel fr a se desinfla al acercarse al final El autor sabe a d nde quiere llegar, pero no c mo El ltimo tercio de su novela es precipitado e incre ble y hablamos de una novela de ciencia ficci n Ha sido una lectura interesante, pero no me ha parecido especialmente buena.

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    Dyermaker
    Entre el 4 y el 4.5.Una mezcla muy sugerente de cl sicos como Conrad, Stevenson, Lovecraft y las historias de primer contacto, con un pulso narrativo envidiable y que ofrece una visi n bastante amarga sobre temas como la condici n humana, la deshumanizaci n del enemigo, la masculinidad y las pulsiones inevitables que acechan al final de la escapada El car cter de eterno retorno le da la puntilla maestra a la obra Un peque o cl sico moderno del fant stico esp cat peninsular.

    Nicholas Kaufmann
    An alternately brilliant and frustrating novel, COLD SKIN reads like a fever dream Pi ol has lots to say about war, colonialism, the cyclical nature of history, and man s inhumanity to man and woman in this allegory of a mostly deserted island being attacked nightly by strangely humanoid sea creatures I enjoyed the novel very much, but I found myself stymied at times by two important elements First, the prose is often too spare for its own good, which may or may not be a translation issue Pi ol [...]

    Matt
    Cold Skin let me start by assuring you that the bad title is not indicative of the quality of the book This is a tale, with all the bad that that implies a lack of sensory detail, a certain forgetfulness in the narrative, etc But from another direction it is quite good it is an allegory for almost anything Its themes and imagery embark on a Jungian expansion into primal sources The most frustrating thing is how the narrative overlooks the logic and possibilities of what it has set up, and that f [...]

    Javier
    El planteamiento de la novela es muy atractivo islote perdido en medio del oc ano, joven desenga ado que llega buscando soledad, situaci n extra a y misteriosa que pronto se torna en algo terror fico a este arranque arrollador le sigue un desarrollo lento, pesado, como si se estuviera estirando demasiado una idea que daba para un cuento pero no para una novela, y que se cierra de manera bastante predecible Respecto al estilo decir que est bien escrita, a ratos muy bien escrita, pero en conjunto [...]

    Olethros
    M s literatura que ejercicio de g nero, much simo m s G nero Novela por m s que se base en un concepto fant stico para desplegarse.Lo que nos cuenta En el libro La piel fr a publicaci n original La pell freda, 2002 y poco despu s de la Primera Guerra Mundial, nuestro protagonista que form parte, en el bando republicano, de las luchas durante el Levantamiento de Pascua en Irlanda del Norte llega a una remota isla en el sur del oc ano para tomar, durante un a o, las labores de medici n meteorol gi [...]

    Snooty1
    I m still wrapping my brain around this one As I lay witness to the slow demise of not only one but two men, I couldn t ignore how effected I was by the writing How absolutely visceral all my emotions were about this book So much so, that I tried so hard to put a wall up between my emotions and this book It didn t work.I couldn t help but get swept up on this remote island At this point, I can t rate this book Part of me hated it, part of me loved it, all of me was troubled by it, and couldn t s [...]

    Repix
    Lo le hace mucho tiempo pero recuerdo que me result muy inquietante, muy sucio y muy fr o Es un libro sobre la soledad, la angustia y el terror Es buen simo.

    Barbara
    Schon der Schauplatz, eine weit abgelegene Insel vor der Antarktis, hat mich gepackt als das Buch dann bald eine Entwicklung nahm, die ich nicht erwartet hatte, war mein Interesse richtig geweckt view spoiler es w re mir jedoch nie in den Sinn gekommen, es deswegen als Horror einzustufen, wie ich nachtr glich mancherorts las hide spoiler Bis kurz vor Schluss verdient das Buch in meinen Augen gute 4 Sterne, mit den letzten 20 Seiten konnte ich jedoch wenig anfangen bzw war mir noch nicht mal sich [...]

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    Mathew
    I d never heard of this author and I have to say this book blew me away It starts in a very standard fashion The new lighthouse keeper arrives on the small island, on the very edge of the world in order to escape his past Little does he know what his future holds for him On very few occasions can a book create the same scares as you will see in a horror movie, but this book manages it in one fell swoop There I was, much like the character in the story, settling down for the night ahead, when sud [...]

    Inti Ruiz cruz
    Pero hay verdades que merecen nuestra atenci n, y hay otras con las que no conviene mantener di logos Un survival dentro de otro qu har amos nosotros en estas circunstancias defender amos nuestro derecho a la vida nuestra idea de vida se mantendr a indemne un relato estremecedor no por las condiciones de esta original historia, sino por la transformaci n de la mente humana en tal estado Qu son nuestros sentimientos Noticias que nos hablan de nosotros mismos Recomendable 100%, si se es fan de Lov [...]

    Danielle
    Consensual rape Well no.I would have enjoyed this book, I think, if not for the repeated scenes of the rape and other physical abuse of the main characters captive non human slave who while not initiating contact always responded with an overwhelming lust , which the narrator relayed in a matter of fact tone, while of course falling in love with the slave, how touching Chilling, but not in a good way I couldn t work out if the author intended to condone the protagonist s behaviour, because it su [...]

    Ryan Swaim
    This was a really interesting, creepy bookright up to the point where it didn t end Mild Spoiler Alert When the ship was late, I started to realize this was probably going to have a disappointing ending But I still held out hope that maybe it was a dream, or in his sub conscience, or even that he would turn in to one of them Nope It s one of those non endings that s really supposed to make you think I hate books like that.

    Helen
    Wow Now for something completely different This is a story of a young man who takes a year long post on a tiny deserted island in the antarctic The previous tenant is still in residence and behaving very strangely indeed If that wasn t bad enough, every night hundreds of malevolent creatures come out of the sea and try to storm the lighthouse and cottage Seriously weird and scary

    Edgars
    Atradu o gr matu savas b rn bas istabas gr matplaukt , p rskatot to ar domu atrast k du v l neizlas tu gr matu Izr d s m sas pa ums Izlasot t s aprakstu uz aizmugur j v ka, t lik s gana interesanta, lai b tu v rts to pa kluso aiz emties izlas anai.Visp r jau, lasot aprakstu, b tu man vajadz jis secin t, ka is b s ausmu st sts, bet kaut k to biju palaidis gar m T p c izn ca t ds k pat kams p rsteigums Tom r beig s kaut k pietr ka situ cijas lo iska atrisin juma varb t Ta u t da laikam ir ausmu st [...]

    Susan Holman
    Hard to review this book, may have suffered a bit in the translation Started out with a solid 4 stars, then ended with 2 stars So I settled on 3 because it did hold my interest, and both the setting and the premise was quite interesting Reminded me a bit of Heart of Darkness but a much easier read.

    Roy Espinosa
    Para m , un libro que habla de la soledad y como esta puede llegar a consumirnos Una narrativa que fluye con naturalidad y una historia que no te dar las respuestas, pero es eso precisamente lo que la hace tan cre ble Lo que todos necesitamos es un poco de amor

    Audrey
    Effrayant, myst rieux, tr s trange, angoissant et aussi tr s int ressant pour son message sur la peur de l autre, la fermeture d esprit et la violence humaine Un livre qui me restera certainement longtemps en t te.

    Albert Majó Sabater
    Em va sorprendre I fa pensar en com veiem els altres i a nosaltres mateixos.

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      Published :2020-04-09T20:44:25+00:00