Monstruario / Monstruary

Novel , 1998

Seix Barral

The novel journeys into the bizarre world of Spanish artist Victor Mons on a playful, creative, erotic odyssey through his life as he creates a series of disturbing, frequently erotic paintings entitled Monstruario that capture images of some of the personal demons that haunt his past.

"Wit and pure fancy..." Nicholas Fox Weber, The New York Times

"Ríos is one of the most original writers in Europe of today." Thomas McGonigle, Los Angeles Times

"He must be the most pun-mad novelist since Joyce." Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

"Ríos is an authentic enchanter. [Monsturary is] so much fun to read that you may not notice how inventive and suggestive it is." Kirkus Reviews