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Kingdom Cons ☆ Kingdom Cons PDF / Epub ✩ Author Yuri Herrera – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Blood was one thing he knew, and he could see that his was different Could see it in the way the man filled all the space without any sense of urgency and with an all knowing air Then he saw the jewel Blood was one thing he knew, and he could see that his was different Could see it in the way the man filled all the space without any sense of urgency and with an all knowing air Then he saw the jewels that graced him and he knew he was a king.


10 thoughts on “Kingdom Cons

  1. Teresa Teresa says:

    3.5 starsBefore Herrera started writing this debut novel it s the one most recently translated , he made a list of overused words such as drugs and borders he wouldn t use His self imposed ban goes a long way toward creating universality and freshness in what feels to methan the fable it s been called The original title, Trabajos del reino, translates literally into English as Jobs of the Kingdom The English title used seems genius, also evoking, at least to me, the phrase K 3.5 starsBefore Herrera started writing this debut novel it s the one most recently translated , he made a list of overused words such as drugs and borders he wouldn t use His self imposed ban goes a long way toward creating universality and freshness in what feels to methan the fable it s been called The original title, Trabajos del reino, translates literally into English as Jobs of the Kingdom The English title used seems genius, also evoking, at least to me, the phrase Kingdom Come from the New Testament s Lord s Prayer.This is the story of a young man named Lobo who is deemed the Artist, a composer and singer of corridos folk ballads , in the service of the King a drug lord By this act, Se or God or Jesus would be called El Se or rescues Lobo from homelessness and its attendant poverty Everyone in the King s palace is known by a label, not a name, and this kind of dehumanization perhaps goes hand in hand with casual violence As the story progressed, I detected dark Shakespearean strains, especially with the court like machinations of the Heir and the Witch Lady Macbeth Near the end, a love story felt tacked on and superfluous, but that was minor.More than anything, and understandably for a first work, this is the story of a young man in danger of being brainwashed awakening to books, to words, to language, to its use as a tool for others and then, ultimately, for himself, as his eyes are gradually opened Herrera s own concise yet poetic language is, as usual, his strength The story could also be read as the writer s manifesto the importance and necessity of art in a culture that wants to control and demean it a timeless topic


  2. Christopher Christopher says:

    Part surreal fable, part crime romance blurb That s accurate Read this in 2hrs it s sparse and just over a hundred pages It was enjoyable, but lacked the disorientation and demanding ness that I ve grown to crave in a novel this should be considered a novella.The good Prose has an oracular quality that is almost always fabulist and yet certain stylistic touches, abruptly remind you that this is a gritty side of Mexico Also, the text reads so fast, it s easy to overlook that you need to Part surreal fable, part crime romance blurb That s accurate Read this in 2hrs it s sparse and just over a hundred pages It was enjoyable, but lacked the disorientation and demanding ness that I ve grown to crave in a novel this should be considered a novella.The good Prose has an oracular quality that is almost always fabulist and yet certain stylistic touches, abruptly remind you that this is a gritty side of Mexico Also, the text reads so fast, it s easy to overlook that you need to close read in order to figure out motivations and sometimes just to even understand what s happening In the end, I think this is not the best entry point for this author, though I haven t yet read Signs Preceding and Transmigration of Bodies I m guessing that if I shared any life experience with the subject matter I would feel differently I guess that s a sort of confession Gringo problems Will readHerrera because I get a sense for his talent from this work


  3. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    When concision and elision collide, the consequences can be catastrophic.


  4. Text Publishing Text Publishing says:

    Herrera creates a radically new language and condenses into a few pages what other authors need hundreds to convey a surprising literary jewel NationYuri Herrera must be a thousand years old He must have travelled to hell, and heaven, and back again He must have once been a girl, an animal, a rock, a boy, and a woman Nothing else explains the vastness of his understanding Valeria LuiselliYuri Herrera has been described as Mexico s greatest living novelist Believe the hype ReadingsThe AHerrera creates a radically new language and condenses into a few pages what other authors need hundreds to convey a surprising literary jewel NationYuri Herrera must be a thousand years old He must have travelled to hell, and heaven, and back again He must have once been a girl, an animal, a rock, a boy, and a woman Nothing else explains the vastness of his understanding Valeria LuiselliYuri Herrera has been described as Mexico s greatest living novelist Believe the hype ReadingsThe Artist s mission statement could speak for the whole of Mr Herrera s daring and memorable project Let them be scared, let the decent take offence Put them to shame Why else be an artist Wall Street JournalAt one point in Kingdom Cons The Artist boasts, If you re saying what happened, why bother with a song Corridor aren t only true they re also beautiful and just He may come to realise how his corridor can be used to other ends, but Herrera s novels stay beautiful and just New Republic Kingdom Cons rises above a mere tale of lost innocence or a drug land eulogy, specifically because it is the language and not the narrative that powers its subject Herrera s writing reinvents its own territory with simultaneous streetwise mischief and canonical splendour At times a Renaissance quill, at other times a tattier s needle, his syntax misbehaves masterfully, and Lisa Dillman proves herself once again exquisitely loyal to his lyrical disobedience with this translation, its prose so alive that it recalls Roland Barthes s description of language lined with flesh New StatesmanHis Herrera s books are bracingly taut, his skill with concision impressive National Post Kingdom Cons i s captivating in that Yuri Herrera has seemingly wandered off into the deserts of the genre and has come out on another shore of a different planet crime is mentioned with a side glance, the role of power is beheld at close attention, and the language itself is short, poetic, elliptical.KQPDWith his signature palpable lucidity of the uncanny he Herrera blends crime romance with elements of surreal fable Better Read Than DeadI would really recommend reading this author, he s fantastic Radio NZ Kingdom Cons is another great novel from a writer at the top of his game, and is a must read for any fans of Latin American or world literature AU ReviewHerrera s fable dives into the murky role of art in a fiefdom marked by endemic violence and the ruthless pursuit of power It presents Mexican cartel culture through an almost surreal blend of medieval romance and hardboiled noir, and will rivet and disturb a broad readership, from crime fiction fans to lovers of Latin American literature Sydney Morning HeraldYuri Herrera s novellas constitute one of the most astonishing bodies of work to have made it into English from any other language in the last couple of decadesAsymptoteA liminal story that is all at once a gritty exploration of Mexican gang life and a poetic examination of the human spirit Otago Daily TimesAlthough this novella is set in contemporary Mexico, you could be forgiven for thinking Kingdom Conswas a fable from some ancient time All the ingredients are there a kingdom with a ruthless ruler the bowing and scraping courtiers the gossip and political intrigues Mexican born Yuri Herrera is a master of spare, wise cracking lingo with a hint of the surreal Well worth reading North and South


  5. Bob Lopez Bob Lopez says:

    Bummed about this one After his previous books, I was pretty amped to read this book It s about a King and the people in his retinue, but mostly it s about the Artist a singer songwriter who writes corridos as ballads for the King Interesting that no one has a real name but go by their title, King, Artist, Traitor, etc The book was just as taut and fast paced as his previous books, butI dunnothe flair wasn t there, seemed a little forced at times Great, fun premise though, I just Bummed about this one After his previous books, I was pretty amped to read this book It s about a King and the people in his retinue, but mostly it s about the Artist a singer songwriter who writes corridos as ballads for the King Interesting that no one has a real name but go by their title, King, Artist, Traitor, etc The book was just as taut and fast paced as his previous books, butI dunnothe flair wasn t there, seemed a little forced at times Great, fun premise though, I just wish it hadoomph


  6. Shatterlings Shatterlings says:

    This book is like one of those weird fever dreams you have when your ill and sleep in the day where you don t quite know what s going on but it has a strange logic to it I do think there s probably some sort of moral here but don t ask me what it is.


  7. Daniel Sevitt Daniel Sevitt says:

    Possibly my first ever Mexican writer This was longlisted for the Tournament of Books, so I picked it up, but at 103 pages it was hardly around long enough to leave a lasting impression Some nice courtly intrigue and a light, accessible translation, but all too brief for my tastes.


  8. Mark Mark says:

    This is an entertaining and offbeat novella, part fable, part crime drama and part social commentary Nicely translated Herrera is considered one of Mexico s finest novelists and yes, I also enjoyed, Signs Preceding the End of the World but I have to admit, he hasn t quite blown me away yet Next time, perhaps


  9. jeremy jeremy says:

    he also learned the following truths life is a matter of time and hardship there is a god who says deal with it, cause this is the way it is and perhaps the most important steer clear of a man about to vomit. kingdom cons trabajos del reino , the third of yuri herrera s novels to appear in english translation after the best translated book award winningsigns preceding the end of the worldandthe transmigration of bodies, is, like the two books before it, ominously colored by he also learned the following truths life is a matter of time and hardship there is a god who says deal with it, cause this is the way it is and perhaps the most important steer clear of a man about to vomit. kingdom cons trabajos del reino , the third of yuri herrera s novels to appear in english translation after the best translated book award winningsigns preceding the end of the worldandthe transmigration of bodies, is, like the two books before it, ominously colored by an ever impending menace the final installment in herrera s self described loose trilogy though the first of the three published originally , kingdom cons is the best of the bunch an allegorical take on art, power, love, loyalty, and violence and narcocorridos, too , herrera s short but sturdy novella offers nothing extraneous adeptly melding atmosphere and action, kingdom cons is further proof that herrera is among the vanguard of an impressive array of mexican writers consistently publishing some of today s most exciting fiction it s as if there is no right to beauty, he thought, and thought that the city ought to be set alight from its foundations, because in each and every place where life sprouted up through the cracks, it was immediately abused. translated from the spanish by lisa dillman herrera s signs and transmigration, andr s barba, eduardo halfon, et al


  10. Matthew Matthew says:

    A gritty and artfully constructed fable about art, love and loyalty Lots of engaging concepts packed into this slender book I ll be reading this author again.


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