Episode 42: Mexican Gothic

Hi, friends! This episode, we discuss Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia! PS Spoiler alert… we do discuss some mysteries that are revealed within the story.

We discuss: The Yellow Wallpaper and gothic themes, Olivia’s on-point predictions and creepy dreams after reading, the many big themes in this book (medical world vs. folk healing, distrust of women, racism, classism, eugenics & incest– yikes), comparisons with Allende’s The House of the Spirits, a few unclosed loops, the benefits of ebooks versus physical books, Ashley’s little taste of the awkwardness of online dating, the new 3.5% White Claws (spoiler alert, that’s def not worth anything), Lindsay Lohan throwing us all under the bus with her kombucha excuse, Ashley’s long lost Pom glasses, Olivia’s chopstick life (someone, please send this woman a fork), and, um, incest??

Also, drunkers, we have some asks. Message us on social media @drunkofthebook or email us at drunkofthebook@gmail.com with your feedback:
1. Should we do a rating system?
2. Would you sign up if we did a Patreon doing goofy, weird shit on it?
3. Please review us! Our review game is sad 😦
4. Let us know if you want to guest on our podcast!

We read: Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia
Up next: Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Olivia drinks: Black Cherry White Claw
Ashley drinks: Bubble Bath Hard Smoothie (Pina Colada flavor!) by Alvarado Street Brewery