Cold Skin

Cold Skin

Albert Sánchez Piñol Cheryl Leah Morgan / Mar 20, 2019

Cold Skin Shortly after World War I a troubled man accepts a solitary assignment as a weather official on a tiny remote island on the edges of the Antarctic When he arrives the predecessor he is meant to rep

  • Title: Cold Skin
  • Author: Albert Sánchez Piñol Cheryl Leah Morgan
  • ISBN: 9781841958835
  • Page: 430
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  • Shortly after World War I, a troubled man accepts a solitary assignment as a weather official on a tiny, remote island on the edges of the Antarctic When he arrives, the predecessor he is meant to replace is missing and a deeply disturbed stranger is barricaded in a heavily fortified lighthouse At first adversaries, the two find that their tenuous partnership may be thShortly after World War I, a troubled man accepts a solitary assignment as a weather official on a tiny, remote island on the edges of the Antarctic When he arrives, the predecessor he is meant to replace is missing and a deeply disturbed stranger is barricaded in a heavily fortified lighthouse At first adversaries, the two find that their tenuous partnership may be the only way they survive the unspeakably horrific reptilian creatures that ravage the island at night, attacking the lighthouse in their organized effort to find warm blooded food Armed with a battery of ammunition and explosives, the weather official and his new ally must confront their increasingly murderous mentality, and, when the possibility of a kind of truce presents itself, decide what kind of island they will inhabit Equal parts Stephen King, a phantasmagorical Robinson Crusoe, and Lord of the Flies, Cold Skin is literary horror that deals with the basest forms of human behavior imaginable, while exploring why we so vehemently fear the Other.

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      • Albert Sánchez Piñol Cheryl Leah Morgan

        Albert S nchez Pi ol was born in Barcelona in 1965 and is an anthropologist and writer His writing has appeared in several journals, and Cold Skin is his first novel Already translated into fifteen languages, it won the Ojo Critico Narrativa prize on its original publication in Catalan in 2003.


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    1. Ya en el primer párrafo se advierte una prosa exquisita. Con un título y una portada que en ningún momento dejan entrever el hilo de la historia, se descubre un libro con un argumento muy original y con un misterio que atrapa al lector desde el comienzo (advierto que el libro se disfruta más sabiendo lo menos posible de su trama). Pero también debo reconocer que finalmente se transforma en una de esas novelas que entretuvieron mucho mientras se leían, pero que no trascienden más allá. Qu [...]


    2. I loved this book. It was creepy and unflinchingly bizarre. It is a fun, compulsive, and at times genuinely scary read but also a great exploration of xenophobia, the fear of the unknown, as well as what makes us "human". I think the author very much deserves his comparisons to Lovecraft, although I think it is one of those stories that you will enjoy most if you know very little about it, so I will leave it at that and warn you not to read too many reviews. This is the best horror book I have r [...]


    3. I'm reading all these reviews and not a single idea pops on my mind on why I shouldn't give this book more than one star. Yes, it had moments: it was bizarre and scared the shit out of me. No, I’ll be completely straight - it’s the second creepiest and the most disturbing book I have ever read. It’s in the same box with In the Miso soup, just I’ve experienced my first full blown anxiety attack with that Japanese one, so now I was somehow prepared for this Cold Skin, although not totally. [...]


    4. "We are never very far from those we hate. For this very reason, we shall never be truly close to those we love." With those words, Catalan author Albert Sanchez Piñol begins his tale of a young man who takes a position as a weather official on a remote island, out of the normal shipping lanes, along the coast of Antarctica. He is the unnamed narrator of this tale, and has opted for this position to exile himself from the rest of the world, needing some time and space to "negotiate between the [...]


    5. Got this book for a crazy low price. It was pointed out to me by someone else that read the back cover and told me it sounded similar to Silent Hill. It was enough to get me to buy it.I was actually reminded of Lovecraft's work (which I've been reading recently). An individual facing extraordinary, almost supernatural experiences, having to deal with strange creatures whose intentions are unknown. But that's where the Lovecraft comparison ends. This was my first time reading something by a Catal [...]


    6. Al iniciar una nueva lectura no puedo evitar establecer paralelismos con otras historias deglutidas anteriormente. En este caso me asaltaban las similitudes con ''y pese a todo''. Pensé que la trama sería similar, cambiando zombies por Carasapos y niña y perro por otro de ellos pero me equivocaba.Esta novela, mejor escrita que la de Garduño (con perdón), va de menos a más. Aparentemente simple al principio, no promete nada más que simple entretenimiento, pero poco a poco el autor consigue [...]


    7. The fact that I have read this book some years ago and remembering it I still get the creeps says a lot. I also remember being on winter vacation in a remote house and heedlesly starting reading it at night. And then not sleeping until the sun came up.Half of it was a bit slow, introverted and philosophical but the other half was bloodcurdling, bizarre and deeply disturbing.And I also saw that there is gonna be a movie!/title/tt1034385/


    8. Una premisa Lovecraftiana muta hacia terreno tan extraño como la sensación que describe el título.Un hombre llega a una isla insignificante para trabajar haciendo apuntes meteorológicos, pero en las noches salen del mar unas criaturas que lo obligarán a aliarse con el taciturno y misterioso cuidador del faro, el único habitante humano de la isla. La prosa de Sánchez Piñol devela un escritor depurado, con amplio dominio del lenguaje, las ideas y el ejercicio de la escritura. Paralelo al p [...]


    9. Când am început să citesc "Pielea rece" de Albert Sánchez Piñol, nu ştiam la ce să mă aştept. Am primit-o cadou de ziua mea de la colega de bancă, apucasem să citesc descrierea de pe spate şi câteva altele de pe internet şi, acum aveam nevoie de o carte subţire, uşor de cărat, de care să mă "ocup" în orele în care nu facem mare brânză la şcoală. Aşa se face că am pus mâna pe ea şi am început-o.Începutul suna foarte bine. "Niciodată nu ne aflăm destul de departe d [...]


    10. Tras un comienzo apasionante y un desarrollo adictivo, La piel fría se desinfla al acercarse al final. El autor sabe a dónde quiere llegar, pero no cómo. El último tercio de su novela es precipitado e increíble (y hablamos de una novela de ciencia ficción). Ha sido una lectura interesante, pero no me ha parecido especialmente buena.


    11. Αυτό το βιβλίο θα μπορούσε να μου είχε αρέσει. Θα μπορούσε να ήταν πολύ δυνατό, λόγω του θέματός του, αλλά κράτησε μια χλιαρότητα μέχρι το τέλος. Πάνω που έλεγα ότι να, τώρα με συνεπαίρνει, κάτι έκανε και το χάλαγε. Το συνέχισε αυτό μέχρι τις τελευταίες γραμμές, όπου έσπασε την [...]


    12. Entre el 4 y el 4.5.Una mezcla muy sugerente de clásicos como Conrad, Stevenson, Lovecraft y las historias de primer contacto, con un pulso narrativo envidiable y que ofrece una visión bastante amarga sobre temas como la condición humana, la deshumanización del enemigo, la masculinidad y las pulsiones inevitables que acechan al final de la escapada. El carácter de eterno retorno le da la puntilla maestra a la obra. Un pequeño clásico moderno del fantástico esp cat peninsular.


    13. An alternately brilliant and frustrating novel, COLD SKIN reads like a fever dream. Piñol has lots to say about war, colonialism, the cyclical nature of history, and man's inhumanity to man (and woman) in this allegory of a mostly deserted island being attacked nightly by strangely humanoid sea creatures. I enjoyed the novel very much, but I found myself stymied at times by two important elements. First, the prose is often too spare for its own good, which may or may not be a translation issue. [...]


    14. Cold Skin --let me start by assuring you that the bad title is not indicative of the quality of the book. This is a tale, with all the bad that that implies: a lack of sensory detail, a certain forgetfulness in the narrative, etc. But from another direction it is quite good: it is an allegory for almost anything. Its themes and imagery embark on a Jungian expansion into primal sources. The most frustrating thing is how the narrative overlooks the logic and possibilities of what it has set up, an [...]


    15. El planteamiento de la novela es muy atractivo: islote perdido en medio del océano, joven desengañado que llega buscando soledad, situación extraña y misteriosa que pronto se torna en algo terrorífico; a este arranque arrollador le sigue un desarrollo lento, pesado, como si se estuviera estirando demasiado una idea que daba para un cuento pero no para una novela, y que se cierra de manera bastante predecible. Respecto al estilo decir que está bien escrita, a ratos muy bien escrita, pero en [...]


    16. -Más literatura que ejercicio de género, muchísimo más.-Género. Novela (por más que se base en un concepto fantástico para desplegarse).Lo que nos cuenta. En el libro La piel fría (publicación original: La pell freda, 2002) y poco después de la Primera Guerra Mundial, nuestro protagonista (que formó parte, en el bando republicano, de las luchas durante el Levantamiento de Pascua en Irlanda del Norte) llega a una remota isla en el sur del océano para tomar, durante un año, las labore [...]


    17. I'm still wrapping my brain around this one. As I lay witness to the slow demise of not only one but two men, I couldn't ignore how effected I was by the writing. How absolutely visceral all my emotions were about this book. So much so, that I tried so hard to put a "wall" up between my emotions and this book. (It didn't work).I couldn't help but get swept up on this remote island. At this point, I can't rate this book. Part of me hated it, part of me loved it, all of me was troubled by it, and [...]


    18. Lo leí hace mucho tiempo pero recuerdo que me resultó muy inquietante, muy sucio y muy frío. Es un libro sobre la soledad, la angustia y el terror. Es buenísimo.


    19. Schon der Schauplatz, eine weit abgelegene Insel vor der Antarktis, hat mich gepackt; als das Buch dann bald eine Entwicklung nahm, die ich nicht erwartet hatte, war mein Interesse richtig geweckt ((view spoiler)[es wäre mir jedoch nie in den Sinn gekommen, es deswegen als "Horror" einzustufen, wie ich nachträglich mancherorts las (hide spoiler)]). Bis kurz vor Schluss verdient das Buch in meinen Augen gute 4 Sterne, mit den letzten 20 Seiten konnte ich jedoch wenig anfangen bzw. war mir noch [...]


    20. Следовало бы, конечно, назвать книгу Любовь с саламандрами.


    21. I'd never heard of this author and I have to say this book blew me away! It starts in a very standard fashion. The new lighthouse keeper? arrives on the small island, on the very edge of the world in order to escape his past. Little does he know what his future holds for him! On very few occasions can a book create the same scares as you will see in a horror movie, but this book manages it in one fell swoop. There I was, much like the character in the story, settling down for the night ahead, wh [...]


    22. «Pero hay verdades que merecen nuestra atención, y hay otras con las que no conviene mantener diálogos.»Un survival dentro de otro ¿qué haríamos nosotros en estas circunstancias? ¿defenderíamos nuestro derecho a la vida? ¿nuestra idea de vida se mantendría indemne? un relato estremecedor no por las condiciones de esta original historia, sino por la transformación de la mente humana en tal estado. «¿Qué son nuestros sentimientos? Noticias que nos hablan de nosotros mismos» Recomen [...]


    23. "Consensual rape"?Well no.I would have enjoyed this book, I think, if not for the repeated scenes of the rape and other physical abuse of the main characters' captive non-human 'slave' (who while not initiating contact always responded with an overwhelming lust), which the narrator relayed in a matter-of-fact tone, while of course 'falling in love' with the slave, how touching. Chilling, but not in a good way. I couldn't work out if the author intended to condone the protagonist's behaviour, bec [...]


    24. This was a really interesting, creepy bookright up to the point where it didn't end. [Mild Spoiler Alert] When the ship was late, I started to realize this was probably going to have a disappointing ending. But I still held out hope that maybe it was a dream, or in his sub conscience, or even that he would turn in to one of them. Nope. It's one of those non-endings that's really supposed to make you think. I hate books like that.


    25. Wow. Now for something completely different. This is a story of a young man who takes a year long post on a tiny deserted island in the antarctic. The previous tenant is still in residence and behaving very strangely indeed. If that wasn't bad enough, every night hundreds of malevolent creatures come out of the sea and try to storm the lighthouse and cottage. Seriously weird and scary!


    26. Atradu šo grāmatu savas bērnības istabas grāmatplauktā, pārskatot to ar domu atrast kādu vēl neizlasītu grāmatu. Izrādās - māsas īpašums. Izlasot tās aprakstu uz aizmugurējā vāka, tā likās gana interesanta, lai būtu vērts to [pa kluso] aizņemties izlasīšanai.Vispār jau, lasot aprakstu, būtu man vajadzējis secināt, ka šis būs šausmu stāsts, bet kaut kā to biju palaidis garām. Tāpēc iznāca tāds kā patīkams pārsteigums. Tomēr beigās kaut kā pietrūka - [...]


    27. Hard to review this book, may have suffered a bit in the translation. Started out with a solid 4 stars, then ended with 2 stars. So I settled on 3 because it did hold my interest, and both the setting and the premise was quite interesting. Reminded me a bit of Heart of Darkness but a much easier read.


    28. Para mí, un libro que habla de la soledad y como esta puede llegar a consumirnos. Una narrativa que fluye con naturalidad y una historia que no te dará las respuestas, pero es eso precisamente lo que la hace tan creíble. Lo que todos necesitamos es un poco de amor


    29. Effrayant, mystérieux, très étrange, angoissant et aussi très intéressant pour son message sur la peur de l'autre, la fermeture d'esprit et la violence humaine. Un livre qui me restera certainement longtemps en tête.



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