Saturday, February 13, 2021

Book Club Kit: Mexican Gothic

Book Club Kit: Mexican Gothic is one of a series of supportive brochures available for top end fiction and nonfiction titles from Penguin Random House Librarian Resources.  Released 11th Feb 2021 by Penguin Random House, this entry is filled with erudite and interesting background history to enhance the personal or book-club reading experience for Silvia Moreno-Garcia's atmospheric book from 2020. This brochure is 14 pages and includes discussion questions, musical playlist, background reference and history, and a beautifully illustrated paper doll set (with instructions). 

I enjoy the extra resources and enhancements the larger publishing houses are able to employ to support their publications. I also appreciate that most library systems can provide quite a lot of extra support and guidance to their patrons and groups. These materials would be appropriate for online/remote discussion groups, formal education (modern literature, modern history, gothic literature, etc), and for enhancing personal reading. I found a number of good ideas for further reading with which I was previously unfamiliar. I love the genre. 

Five stars. Compact, succinct, beautiful typesetting and graphics. It does -not- include the original book, just the discussion and support materials. Available free from the publisher's website.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes. 

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