The Devil Takes You Home is a wild ride through grief, faith, loss and monstrosity. Gabino Iglesias's sharp prose and visceral, haunting vision have birthed a riveting novel no reader will soon forget. Fresh and genuinely scary.
The Devil Takes You Home is a new kind of fiction, profoundly moving, despairing and scary all at once.
The Devil Takes You Home is an almighty powder keg of a novel that explodes across the page, filling the reader with shock, awe, terror and pity. A hypnotic marriage between jet-black narco noir and magic realism, it's a high-octane road trip you'll never forget.
The Devil Takes You Home is an unforgettable neo-noir nightmare written with a poet's heart.
The Devil Takes You Home is carried by a voice and rhythm, shaving sharp and wholly indelible. Iglesias never fails to keep a masterful foot on the pedal, feathering off the gas at times only to inevitably press it to the floor and pin us to our seats.
A brutal and brilliant novel. Brace yourself for the ride-this is his best work yet.
A dark and disturbing tunnel into another world, Iglesias deftly walks the line between beautiful and haunting. A tense and unapologetic story, I devoured this in a weekend, my eyes widening with every unflinching word.
A page-turner with attitude...don't miss it.
A ragged-edged bloody bullet-hole of a book.
An excellent crime novel driven by righteous grief, fierce narration, and raw violence. Iglesias takes us on a vivid exploration of pain and rage, along the Southwest border where the horrors of reality and the supernatural intertwine.
Brilliantly written, Iglesias has created a riveting character that leaps off the page and will stay with you long after you close the book.
Brutal, bloody and brilliant. This book will thrill and terrify in equal measures and it'll break your heart. An unforgettable ride.
Pure noir, overflowing with the rage and sorrow of our times, The Devil Takes You Home is brutal, hallucinatory, and somehow, beautiful. This novel confirms what some of us already knew: Gabino Iglesias is a fierce, vital voice.
Sears itself into your mind-a book that cannot be unread.
Some nightmares you wake from just leave you in an even worse nightmare. And then Gabino Iglesias holds his hand out from that darkness, takes you home.
Some of the finest, most terrifying and heartbreaking writing you will read this year. The Devil Takes You Home is not to be missed.
The line between noir and horror not only gets blurred in Iglesias's The Devil Takes You Home; it gets obliterated. His barrio noir is a new kind of fiction, profoundly moving, despairing and scary all at once.
Utterly compelling, absolutely brutal, terrifying and heartbreaking - but these words barely sum it up.
With a noir voice reminiscent of Jim Thompson, this book charges into rage and despair, sparing no one, least of all the reader. Strap yourself in.
Here there be bloodshed, oh yes, sudden lyrical frenzies peppers over the main course of calamity. Every time you think the book got quiet, it screams again.
Full of violent truths, The Devil Takes You Home is one of the best books I have read in a long time. An incredible, unforgettable read.
Though a young writer, Gabino Iglesias writes with the authority of a writer who's been down this road many times before. Iglesias' prose is smooth where smooth is called for and rough or a bit mean when smooth won't work.