Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Carnality: A Novel by Lina Wolff

(Thank you to Other Press for providing me with a copy of this book!)


about book: Out on July 19th!

In this latest novel from the award-winning author of The Polyglot Lovers, a writer searching for inspiration in Spain goes on a darkly comic, delightfully absurd journey through an underground society.

Awarded a three-month stipend to travel and work, a Swedish writer flies to Madrid, where in a bar she meets a man with an extraordinary story to tell. In exchange for somewhere to sleep and to hide out for a few days, he is willing to tell her the whole astonishing tale. What follows is an account of fantastic proportions and ingredients: the existence of a shadowy Internet TV show with a certain morality clause, a threat to the storyteller’s life, a diabolical nun, and the story of a girl with a missing left thumb. The tale is also the precursor to a meeting between the writer and the infernal miracle worker, Lucia—a meeting that ultimately forces the writer to make a fateful decision about her own inner essence.

Carnality is a novel about the universal need for spirituality and truth—not to mention a good story—set in the seemingly unspiritual grimy underbelly of society.

my thoughts:

Carnality by Lina Wolff is excellent - it is dark comedy at its very best! I absolutely LOVED this book to bits! What an amazing reading adventure! I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone - you are going to fall in LOVE with this book!

This is a story that examines good and evil in an absurdist narrative that will take you one quite a wild ride. And let me just say it is delicious and fun. There is so much detail, vivid descriptions, oddball characters, and a story that is just unputdownable. I gobbled this book in no time - I just found that I couldn't stop reading, because it was so damn good. What a treat!

The writing is superb - smart, funny, and thought-provoking. You can't help but get caught up in this mesmerizing tale and enjoy every second you spend with these fascinating characters - I loved it! Carnality is one book you won't want to miss out on - check it out ASAP!!

Thank you to Other Press for providing me with a copy of this book!

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