Tears of The Trufflepig by Fernando A. Flores – Dystopian Books Review

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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Dystopian Novel Tears of The Trufflepig

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Tears of The Trufflepig completed by Fernando A. Flores presents his debut novel. The novel tells the tale about the near future with a shortage of farm food and rich people to consume refined animals and plants as the source of food. The non-existent Taxa serve them as animal food. It is a twisting novel that you may not understand if read casually. The characterisation, the prose and the Mexican myths in the novel provide an inspiring account.

Author: Fernando A. Flores

Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery/ Absurdist Fiction/ Southern Fiction

Pages: 335

Goodreads Rating: 4.01/5

My Rating:  7 of 10 

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Review and Summary of The Dystopian Novel Tears of The Trufflepig

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The story starts with the character named Bellacosa, who is a freelance construction equipment locator in South Texas. One day he gets an invitation from journalist Paco Herbert to visit an underground diner that offers some unique food. They made the food up of extinct animals recreated by a team of scientists by using the process called ‘’filtering’’. The dinner contained a living delight that was the Trufflepig.

Truffle Pig is a pig-like a reptile that arrived from the Aranana tribe’s mythology. The people die because of hunger and shortage of food and this is the reason they adopt ‘’filtering’’. That makes up synthetic engineering to relive those animals and plants that vanished. It compels engineering students kidnapped to create filtered animals, and if they cannot do so, they shoot them dead.

The most shocking of the rituals is the fashion of shrunken heads. The people who are or look like native Mexicans are being kidnapped and they shrink their heads for selling at the black market for European rich people. Bellacosa’s brother was also kidnapped by this tribe and somehow escapes this ritual. In the end, Bellacosa also gets kidnapped for the sake of the foolish Mexican ritual.

Final Say on the Dystopian Novel Tears of The Trufflepig

The novel is full of excitement, curiosity, twist and something strange. The novel sometimes seems like fun and presents its own kind of genre. Although it is humorous to some readers, I think Flores tried to take us to the near future that is so close to our world of selfishness. I will probably never read this novel again because I noticed a lot of loopholes in this story which I found troubling.

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