The Rag Doll Plagues

The Rag Doll Plagues The time line is cyclical and eternal as a doctor and his descendants are condemned to enter into an ever consuming battle with a mysterious plague in three separate moments in history colonial Mexic

  • Title: The Rag Doll Plagues
  • Author: Alejandro Morales
  • ISBN: 9781558851047
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
  • The time line is cyclical and eternal, as a doctor and his descendants are condemned to enter into an ever consuming battle with a mysterious plague in three separate moments in history colonial Mexico, contemporary California, and the next century in a newly emerged country Power relationships and the social fabric of three settings are intricately detailed by Morales iThe time line is cyclical and eternal, as a doctor and his descendants are condemned to enter into an ever consuming battle with a mysterious plague in three separate moments in history colonial Mexico, contemporary California, and the next century in a newly emerged country Power relationships and the social fabric of three settings are intricately detailed by Morales in his fashioning of a history which at the same time is seen through lenses of the magic and supernatural The magical realists of Latin America have their Chicano inheritor and his name is Alejandro Morales.

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    1. Students across our nation are taught about the dark history of the Spanish conquest and the colonization of Mexico. The Rag Doll Plagues by Alejandro Morales describes in great detail the horrific plague that killed thousands of people in Mexico during the seventeenth century. The attitude of the main character Gregorio Revueltas is transformed as he spends more time with the people who’s bodies are being consumed by the horrific side effects of the deadly plague overtaking the city. The more [...]

    2. This book is amazing and so fascinating. I am in love with this book though I had my doubts. I do find it sexist in the way it treats the female characters, but the overall concept is just fascinating. So many questions, but the juxtaposition of the stories really intrigued me.

    3. Ohh, I don't even know where to start. I, in fact, did not mind the style this book was written in. It was a little wonky at times, but none that put me off. The context and premise of the book was enticing enough to keep me going. That or well the fact that I only had one morning to read this book before my class started. I'm giving this book 4 stars, because I honestly enjoyed it. Besides all the other Chican@ scifi books that I had to read for my class, this one along with Lunar Braceros, had [...]

    4. I don't know why, but Morales doesn't really do it for me. His writing is definitely vivid, but there's something about it that seems off for me. The narrative voice does not lend itself to my the delicate sensibilities of my ears or something like that. Though people who are fans of narrative voice that sounds more akin to oral tradition should definitely check this book out.

    5. I spent two years trying to remember the name of this book so I could read it again! It has been so long since I read it, but I do remember I loved this book. Gonna re-read it now that I've got my hands on it!

    6. Given to me by a friend who recently returned from a trip to Mexico. Interesting concept of a plague and the medical people involved, three stories at three differnet times, past, far past and far into the future. It was an interesting concept but not especially well written.

    7. This is an interesting book. The writing isn't the best, but it is still pretty good. I liked the idea of telling the story in the past, present and future. It may not be for everyone, but I like books like these, I feel it deserves more attention than it has been given.

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