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Jenny Hval

Autor(a) de Paradise Rot

7+ Works 493 Membros 7 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

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Obras por Jenny Hval

Paradise Rot (2018) 303 exemplares, 6 críticas
Girls Against God (2018) 182 exemplares, 1 crítica
Å hate Gud (2018) 2 exemplares
Perlebryggeriet 2 exemplares
Perlenbrauerei (2022) 2 exemplares
Blood Bitch (2016) 1 exemplar
Gott hassen (2023) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

I Fall in Love with the Light: A Sacred Bones Compilation (2020) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Membros

Críticas

Yes, this book is very strange and very gross but I think I kinda loved every minute of it.
 
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brookeklebe | 5 outras críticas | Feb 6, 2024 |
Paradise Rot follows Jo, a Norwegian foreign exchange student in Great Britain, as she finds a place to live and makes friends at her new school. The apartment she ends up living in has very thin walls, and her new roommate quickly becomes very close to her.

It is definitely a book that is not for everyone. Jenny Hval uses the culture shock of being a foreign exchange student and combines it with living in a strange apartment, where senses are heightened and foods rot, to create a feeling of disillusionment. This disillusionment is used to show the disconnect that can come during a queer or sexual awakening. Throughout the novella, she feels more connected with her surroundings and herself, hence the reader becoming more comfortable reading the story. The way description is used throughout curates this feeling perfectly and brings the reader on the same self-discovery journey as Jo.

Because of the seemingly adverse way she uses descriptions, I was able to connect with the story in a way I didn't think I would. I ended up quite enjoying it, and think Hval achieved perfectly what she set out to accomplish.
… (mais)
 
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Griffin_Reads | 5 outras críticas | Dec 4, 2023 |
Can confirm: a decent amount of piss.
 
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cbwalsh | 5 outras críticas | Sep 13, 2023 |
Astounding. A truly fucked up meditation on magic, death, Norway, all kinds of things. It is the closest thing to an example of a book I'd like to write.
 
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adaorhell | Jan 1, 2021 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
7
Also by
1
Membros
493
Popularidade
#50,127
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
7
ISBN
15
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
1

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