Gabrielle Squailia / Feb 19, 2020

Viscera A dystopian fantasy of earthquakes killing fields drug addiction and routine eviscerations that is also profoundly humane and laugh out loud funny Camille DeAngelis author of Bones and AllThe Gone

  • Title: Viscera
  • Author: Gabrielle Squailia
  • ISBN: 9781940456683
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • A dystopian fantasy of earthquakes, killing fields, drug addiction, and routine eviscerations that is also profoundly humane and laugh out loud funny Camille DeAngelis, author of Bones and AllThe Gone Away gods were real, once, and taller than towers But they re long dead now, buried in the catacombs beneath the city of Eth, where their calcified organs radiate an eld A dystopian fantasy of earthquakes, killing fields, drug addiction, and routine eviscerations that is also profoundly humane and laugh out loud funny Camille DeAngelis, author of Bones and AllThe Gone Away gods were real, once, and taller than towers But they re long dead now, buried in the catacombs beneath the city of Eth, where their calcified organs radiate an eldritch power that calls out to anyone hardy enough to live in this cut throat, war torn land Some survivors are human, while others are close enough, but all are struggling to carve out their lives in a world both unforgiving and wondrous Darkly comic and viciously original, Viscera is an unforgettable journey through swords and sorcery fantasy where strangeness gleams from every nook and cranny Exquisitely imagined, deeply insightful yet scathingly witty, Viscera barrels along at a scorching pace after vividly realized characters whose separate quests for identity, for revenge, for release find themselves on a collision course in a world that s simultaneously both grimdark and surreal Lusciously weird and utterly unique Nicole Kornher Stace, author of Archivist Wasp Viscera is a work of gleeful weirdness, set in a world that calls to mind China Mi ville s Bas Lag novels, and full of characters fighting to reshape themselves and their destinies, in search of deep and resonant truth Kat Howard, author of Roses and Rot

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      • Gabrielle Squailia

        Gabriel Squailia is an author and professional DJ from Rochester, New York An alum of the Friends World Program, she studied storytelling and literature in India, Europe, and the Middle East before settling in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts with her partner and daughter Squailia s first novel, Dead Boys, was published by Talos Press in 2015.


    1. I think I have found the sleeper hit of 2016 and it is full of guts. Literally.Viscera is a dark fantasy novel – wait, a body horror novel – does it count as horrific if it is presented as “just the way we do things”? – a sword & sorcery satire – a — wait, what? *clears throat* Viscera is a novel that’s hard to categorize. But it certainly contains viscera.Read the rest on Bogi Reads the World!

    2. There are some stories that rarely get told. Viscera is not only a rarely told—and sorely needed—story, it is also an exquisite amalgamation of heart-wrenching truths and singularly eccentric fictions.A motley crew is assembled on a journey, thrown together by mere chance, as life so often has it: the unkillable Ashlan, whose torn-out guts or poison-filled veins just keep regenerating anew; Rafe, a wandering junkie with chest pains that hint at deeper secrets; the sinister walking, talking c [...]

    3. THIS BOOK IS VERY GOOD AND VERY CREATIVE but it is not for me. If I rated it based on quality I'd give it a 4 or a 5.This is a dark fantasy about an immortal woman (who produces most of the book's gore) who falls in with a puppet made of guts. The other main character is a trans man drug addict who has fallen in with a group of addicts who kill for drugs and worship Lady Luck. Rich fun world building, which was my favorite part of the book. The city the story revolves around is built on the bodi [...]

    4. Body horror gets in the way of my emotional connection to stories, I guess? The writing was so lush and good, though, that I'm sad I didn't like it more.

    5. I'm tempted to just say "writing VISCERA took a lot of GUTS (get it?)" and leave it there. Because guts are intimate and messy and confusing when you've got them all splayed out, the temptation is to just let them speak for themselves. But I do want to talk about a few of the things in these guts I found worthy.Viscera was sort of a strangely constructed story. The two main characters, Rafe and Ashlan had almost the same journey, though neither really helped or were even fully aware of one anoth [...]

    6. Weird and wonderful and beautifully disgusting, Viscera belongs on your shelf between China Miéville and David Edison. Squailia uses body horror to talk about body politics in a way that hurts just as much as a knife to the gut. And she sprinkles it all with a strange combination of steampunk, sci-fi, and high fantasy.This book has brings together a sadistic talking doll, a snarky superhealer who just wants to die, a one-armed snaggle-toothed con artist, a trans man assassin from a long line cl [...]

    7. A SIMPLE MAN'S REVIEW:Description of this book is impossible. The blurb released by the publishers stumbles around the backdrop in which the story takes place, but it doesn't touch the actual narrative. Honestly, the title is more telling than the whole paragraph on the back. And now having said that a description is impossible, I can't possibly turn around and describe it to you (although if I were to try, I would say it is about two people, then two more, and then one more and a bear). What yo [...]

    8. Strange, bloody, dare I saysceral story of a motley assortment of messed up people who band together after trying to kill each other in a disturbingly bloody world. The characters are fascinatingly awful and relatably human, the worldbuilding is intriguing and the plot pulled me through the book even when I was cringing at what was going to happen next. Multiple trans characters were very welcome to see as well

    9. In short, I wasn't impressed or truly disappointed by this book but enjoyed it enough and that's what matters. To explain further, I will describe with my (pending) patented method of Six Points; where I place credit where I believe it is due and argue where credit shouldn't go - basically, I try to be fair and even.(Bad) Credit One: The Pacing. This book is only around 300 pages, so I wasn't a expecting a slow burn of a read. Instead, what I got was a lot of meandering and jerking bursts of nar [...]

    10. 3.75. I really enjoyed this book for the most part. The diversity represented and the storylines for most of the characters is really good.There were a couple moments in the end (with Ashlyn's POV) that were a bit too loosey goosey for me, but there was a small twist that almost compensated for it. I'm pretty certain this is a standalone book, but I would love to revisit this world, especially following the aftermath of what happens (no spoilers!!!). I'm really looking forward to reading Squalia [...]

    11. A rare gift of imagination and imageryNot for the faint of heart but so richly written it is worthy attention. Gabriel takes the reader to another world with characters both human and inhumane and managed to hit us in the gut with images of our own world as woeful as it could be. This book offers a lot to think about and isn't that what all great writers offer in the end.

    12. This is one of those books that when you finish it, you ask yourself "what the **** did I just read?" I will say that it was interesting. I'm new to the dystopian genre so I am still getting the hang of it. It was a good read.

    13. At about 100 pages in I was tempted to stop reading, it was just too weird and a little hard to follow.But I'm glad I didn't. Yes, it was unnervingly strange at times and still confusing in some places, but it was also oddly beautiful.

    14. I've never read a book with such a satisfying conclusion. I also enjoyed a dystopian novel that wasn't just about revolution and at times just about survival

    15. Really interesting world and characters. This book hooks you fast, but some scenes and plot developments seem rushed.

    16. I didn't really know what I was getting into with this book but I loved that constantly overlapping structure of the story. Be warned though, this world is brutal.

    17. A gruesomely weird dark fantasy about the struggle for identity in a violent and intolerant world.There is a great deal of substance wrapped up on this slim little book. A small cast of fraught characters we can't help but love even as we recognize them for the striving and flawed beings that that they are. A plot that sprints towards it's gory conclusion, even as we the readers, taunted by a world that is lush and strange, wish that it would meander just alittlemore. The novel doesn't sand down [...]

    18. Gabriel Squalia's first book, Dead Boys, is one of the best books I've read in the last few years. I've told pretty much everyone I know and many I don't know about it. If you haven't read it, you should! It is only connected to Viscera by the author. The reason I bring it up is the high expectations it gave me for Viscera. Luckily for me my high expectations were met and I really loved it! It has elements of fantasy, horror, adventure, and many eviscerations. Loved all the characters. The good, [...]

    19. From the title you should be able to figure out that if blood and guts aren't your thing, maybe this isn't the book for you. But if if you're looking for grim dark slaughter with a bunch of epic fantasy retread characters you're out of luck too.A city built on top of the guts of dead gods? Drug-bug junkies? Reanimated taxidermy servant bears? The weird world-building could not be more up my alley. I wish there were more of it though. While the characters are clearly the focus of the plot, as the [...]

    20. So you walk into Mr. Squailia's world and there are two very nasty people planning on killing a lone woman. Lucy and Rafe are addicts and are stealing fresh body organs to trade for the drug they need.The stories behind the stories are going to keep you turning pages. The insight into the transgender world will show you a side many never get to see. The world in which these characters live is one of long dead gods,whose residue powers still have left over effects, and the magic of finding out if [...]

    21. Was given the book to read and loved it. I am huge into character development and making a character do something just to fit the stories purpose. I am willing to read the most horrible plots to just get a good character and boy did Viscera deliver. Not only did it have the most amazing characters that started out good and only got better as you learned more about them, but the story had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I plan to reread and devour anything else by Gabriel Squalia.

    22. The title says it all, pretty much. Dystopian as hell, swimming with gore, bags of organs, guts galore. It's a vignette set in all the above. I didn't find the resolution of the lead character's situation particularly satisfying, without more meaningful explications of the world in which it's set. Not to my taste, obviously.

    23. I got Viscera from a giveaway and was incredibly excited by the beautiful cover art. The story was interesting. Squailia blends fantasy with a heavy dose of bizarro. The pace is very rapid and I finished the book in a day, would certainly recommend.

    24. Blundered into a reading by Mr. Squallia at Methuselah in Pittsfield, Ma. Powerful reader, fairly dripping with whacky simile and quirky metaphor. He had on lipstick and a pair of hoop earrings. I believe that the lad's got talent.

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