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[[ Read Epub ]] ï El beso de la mujer araña À Sometimes they talk all night long In the still darkness of their cell, Molina re weaves the glittering and fragile stories of the film he loves, and the cynical Valentin listens Valentin believes in the just cause which makes all suffering bearable Molina believes in the magic of love which makes all else endurable Each has always been alone, and always especially now in danger of betrayal But in celleach surrenders to the other something of himself that he has never surrendered before Manuel Puig had an unusual structure and premise for his book, which at first was highly intriguing, but soon became ponderous and lost it s way His style has been described as experimental and creative, and maybe that s the case, but it feltlike a watered down script, consisting only of lines of dialogue to tell the story, but with the disadvantage of no sense of place or mood The premise of having the whole novel set in a prison cell seemed to have potential and indeed early on I felt Manuel Puig had an unusual structure and premise for his book, which at first was highly intriguing, but soon became ponderous and lost it s way His style has been described as experimental and creative, and maybe that s the case, but it feltlike a watered down script, consisting only of lines of dialogue to tell the story, but with the disadvantage of no sense of place or mood The premise of having the whole novel set in a prison cell seemed to have potential and indeed early on I felt a great novel was on the cards and to be fair the relationship development between the two cell mates was handled well Yet the whole scenario came across as fairly predictable, I did suspect some duplicity, added to that I never really got to liking either character, so I wasn t engaged emotionally in their plight It seems like a book that will end up dividing opinion I stand in the middle ground It was a decent read on a psychological level, but I will say that the novel was also weakened by the author s insertion of lots of footnotes about homosexuality, which may have beennecessary when the book was first published 3 5 More than anything, this book gets me excited about the possibilities of writing Puig revolutionizes the way the novel is framed his awesome work is a play, a stream of consciousness, a historic document, a research paper, a review of films it s ALL these things in one poignant EXTREMELY hard to put down novel The two main characters Molina, the sad, deceitful complex Spider Woman, who lures tempts and tests the headstrong Valentin hold entire worlds inside of them They are both More than anything, this book gets me excited about the possibilities of writing Puig revolutionizes the way the novel is framed his awesome work is a play, a stream of consciousness, a historic document, a research paper, a review of films it s ALL these things in one poignant EXTREMELY hard to put down novel The two main characters Molina, the sad, deceitful complex Spider Woman, who lures tempts and tests the headstrong Valentin hold entire worlds inside of them They are both outcasts, tragic creatures, perhaps two of the most human characters ever devised in these terrains The story seems to go nowhere and then also everywhere Symbols abound, explanations like the Freud footnotes are sometimes completely irrelevant yet try to explain something we could have ourselves observed in less complicated terms I beg to compare this to Of Mice and Men , to that relationship between strong male But this one is better.This is one of my favorite novels ever.PS The Broadway production of Spiderwoman is one of the most underrated plays in ALL of human history What are you reading Kiss of the Spider Woman Hey, I ve heard of that Likely because of the movie that was made of it How is the book Fantastic Essentially all dialogue, but somehow all thedescriptive for it Huh You gonna finish those fries So funny thing, I actually started this book once when I was a kid, maybe about nine years old Strangely, I thought I remembered what I d read really clearly, but then on this rereading realized I d readof it before than I d previously realized Also funny, my passion for this book waned around the same place this time as when I was nine, though this time I stuck with it and followed through to the end.So this book takes place in a Latin American prison cell occupied by a political prison So funny thing, I actually started this book once when I was a kid, maybe about nine years old Strangely, I thought I remembered what I d read really clearly, but then on this rereading realized I d readof it before than I d previously realized Also funny, my passion for this book waned around the same place this time as when I was nine, though this time I stuck with it and followed through to the end.So this book takes place in a Latin American prison cell occupied by a political prisoner and a window dressing, mama adoring homosexual The beginning, and much of the novel throughout, is the gay guy recounting old films he s seen, in incredible detail.Okay So All you English majors out there probably know what these are called, the fantastical, shimmering stories within stories that are so muchpurely imaginative and sensual and far out than the main story itself ever could be you know what I mean, like the interludes in Don Quixote and Judy Blume s Starring Sally J Freeman as Herself and Margaret Atwood s Lady Oracle and a thousand other books I can t think of right now There s something about those kinds of stories that I really wish I could get at here, but I probably can t What are they like They re like the icing, but you can t just eat the can of icing not that I haven t, but it isn t good, or it is, but it makes you nauseous The stories are like the silk rose on your underpants, but you can t just have underpants made up of silk roses They re the non porn sex scene, the roller coaster drop, the hook of the song, the cherry on the sundae, the beauty mark, the car detailing, the best part of the show I know these are super lame, useless, pedestrian analogies, but I ve been wanting to write this review for days and the right words just haven t come, so in the end I thought I d just say what I could and appeal to you all for help Do you guys know what I mean I mean the thing that is the best thing, but you can t have it just alone, because it isn t good by itself You can t have just holidays all the time every day, they don t mean anything without the mundane regular days in between These stories within stories are like that I know writers have tried to do away with the dull base as much as possible Chaucer springs to mind and just have the stories, but it isn t the same rush and delight Why is that Well, I guess some of that s extremely obvious The films in this book are so beautifully told that it s a just a pure pleasure to read them, but what makes them so compelling is knowing these characters and experiencing what it is to consume these narratives both directly yourself, but also through them The first film in here, an erotic horror movie about a panther woman, I remembered clearly from my childhood reading of this book, and this time I realized that back then I got partway through the second film, which is a completely over the top Third Reich propaganda romance, before the nine year old me got freaked out and confused by the Nazi element, and bored with the two grown man prisoners, so then bailed for a Sweet Valley High or something.Anyway, I just loved the first half of this book In my scoring system, a four star book is one I think about when I m not reading it and am always excited to pick up, while a three star is one I have to push myself a little to return to sometimes, out of a sense of obligation and desire to get through Kiss of the Spider Woman shifted from a four to a three about midway through, which had not a little to do with the footnotes.Footnotes in fiction well, we should not speak ill of the dead, and sometimes they re good, but in general they are not always my favorite thing Especially here The footnotes here felt like the total opposite of those sugary, thrilling stories in story they were the sand in the spinach, the fly in my soup Who was supposed to be writing these footnotes At first I thought it was like an annotated transcript compiled by the jailers, but that wasn t it Will someone who s read this please explain what the hell these Freud and Marcuse footnotes about the etiology of homosexuality were about Because I just really didn t get it at all Was he trying to make an analogy between homosexuality and Marxism For awhile it seemed like that was where he was going Was Puig trying to say that commies are fags Because I ve heard that before, and I m not sure he needed all the psychoanalytic footnotes to say it, he could ve just had a mean fratboy pop his head in the cell and make that point I mean, I don t know, maybe I m just cranky, because I don t think that s necessarily a bad point if that was where he was going with it, but I can t help it, the footnotes just really screwed things up for me Maybe I m too dumb and impatient, I don t know, but I just found them distracting and incomprehensible And it sucks when you re reading something and you just don t get it So yeah, maybe it s my own fault, but the footnotes were a huge problem for me, and really yanked me out of the narrative, which was sad because for the most part I really did love this book.Oh yeah, so far this isn t much of a review I did really like this book, which is beautifully written, and I d love to see the movie, which I bet is good, especially since this reads like a script or actually scripts It was a lovely thing to read right after Darkness at Noon, and I feel it d be a nice segue to Our Lady of the Flowers, but I m not sure I m up for that right now Kiss of the Spider Woman is one of the most romantic books I ve read, and it made me realize yet again what a sucker I am for romance novels If you, too, are secretly enad of love, movies, and or storytelling, you should probably read this I liked what I personally took Puig to be saying about love, which might be that love is a childish fallacy, a campy pasteboard concoction, a screen for vile propaganda, an escape, a distraction, a desperation, a helpless Freudian outgrowth from early childhood but also it s everything In the end, it s all there is And maybe that s corny and not what he meant, but that s what I got, and I ll buy it.I m really sad because I read Rachel s gorgeous edition with the spectacular movie cover of the lovely blue Spider Woman with her ferns and her web, and it s not an option on here, and it s so beautiful I can t even stand it Can anyone fix that