Federico Andahazi author of the critically acclaimed novel El Anatomista, weaves a Faustian tale of envy, lust and self destruction, around the historically familiar. Las Piadosas: Federico Andahazi: Books – THE MERCIFUL WOMEN (Las piadosas), English Edition on Amazon.

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Three stars for tying in some of the great gothic novels that I love, and for reminding me that some people have incredibly fucked up, yet interesting tales spinning around in their heads. By following Polidori’s descent into madness, the reader discovers the true nature and the consequences of the pact he has made. Suomalainen takakansi antoi odottaa jotain ihan muuta “spermanhimoisen pimeyden muusan” kanssa.

Las Piadosas Federico Andahazi Snippet view – It doesn’t need to be outwardly digusting to produce a reaction in me, I can fully appreciate the work without it making me barf.

I enjoyed the writing, I really enjoyed the story and the climax of the book, but I feel that the message of the book could have been conveyed differently, maybe even better, if the story kept I’m no puritan, but why in the world did this book need to shove ludicrous and often gag-worthy sexual imagery down my throat no pun intended? Las Piadosas is his second novel. As I enjoyed other phantastic stories like Jekyll and Hyde, Dracula and also The Vampyre or Frankenstein whose ‘births’ are described in this storythe unrealistic storyline does not bother me.


As in El anatomista, Andahazi explores sexuality. Nice and naughty, without being overdone. Shelley cria nessa noite o que seria o inicio da sua maior obra.

Interesante juego el que nos propone esta novela. Polidori’s price to On the one side, I really enjoyed Andahazis way of expressing, that is, to me, comparable to the style of those writers that play a la in this novel.

As my first pas is Castilian, so I had no difficulty in reading the author’s own language A minha querida Cris ofereceu-me este livro. Mary Shelley produced what would become Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, and Polidori was inspired by a fragmentary story of Byron’s, Fragment of a Novel, to produce The Vampyre, the progenitor of the romantic vampire genre.

In parts, reminiscent of Borges.

Las Piadosas by Federico Andahazi

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Federico Andahazi has used his imagination in writing this short story about the events that occurred in the summer ofthat Most people are familar with the story of the writing competion between Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Adahazi and Mary’s stepsister, Claire Clairmont, which resulted in the conception of the idea for the novel Frankenstein. Read more Read less.


It is based on a well known incident took place in Todo se passa numa noite assombrada Polidori’s price to pay for The Vampyre could have been anything else, I guess, and this story wouldn’t have gotten its vulgaric touch.

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It was interesting, but not amazing. Yes, it had a nice central idea and some explicit content, but I kind of missed qndahazi message. Aunque ;iadosas veo esto precisamente como una falla. An easy-read, purely ghotic short novel its short, isnt it? Em que quatro amigos decidem escrever contos sobrenaturais The result teetered on the edge of intriguing and unappealing for awhile, but eventually landed squarely in the distasteful no pun intended and weird category.

The backdrop is familiar: