I didn't like Mexican Gothic, but a lot of critics did

I didn’t like Mexican Gothic, but a lot of other people did. I was so excited about the premise: a gothic novel in 1950s Mexico! I thought, “maybe this will be sort of like a new twist on Jane Eyre.” Yeah, it wasn’t. I was disappointed.

Here is a list of some of the things I didn’t like about the book:

I’ve seen a lot of reviews comparing Mexican Gothic to Jane Eyre and Rebecca, two of my all-time favorites. I don’t think Mexican Gothic even approaches the brilliance of those two books.

A lot of critics loved this book, though:

While many Goodreads users predictably raved about how much they loved the book, some agreed with me, like the user Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill: “They said yeah wait for it...Okay so it did pick up- at page 250. So the last 50 pages of the book was crammed full of weirdness.” But my favorite dissenting review is from Elle, who said: “what a dumb fucking book.”