The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense


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  • 423 pages
  • The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • English
  • 09 May 2019

10 thoughts on “The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    And Man knows it! Knows, moreover, that the Woman that God gave him
    Must command but may not govern—shall enthral but not enslave him.
    And She knows, because She warns him, and Her instincts never fail,
    That the Female of Her Species is more deadly than the Male.

    Thus the closing lines of Kipling's long poem to the victim-hood of men that gave Oates' collection of short stories its name. Reading the 19th century misogynist's lines still makes me smile somewhat though, as they are showing me how far we have got since the days he praised patriarchy, the British Empire and The White Man's Burden. I can accept his genius in its historical framework for what it is - bound in its time and place by an early indoctrination. Oates is different in two respects.

    First of all, her participation in our contemporary world makes me less inclined to accept the premise that women are more deadly than men, as evidence speaks for itself. And second, her protagonists hardly even qualify as human. The monsters she shows, the nightmares she evokes, are so outrageously evil that they seem to be caricatures. But I cannot laugh. Why write a collection of nine stories showing that women are worse than men when it comes to murderous behaviour and sexual harassment? What is the point of the nausea I feel wading through the mud of Oates' imagination? There is no message besides: Humanity, and especially women, are EVIL!

    Sensationalist stories exploiting the bizarre human need for voyeuristic participation in violent sexuality and crime, put into context by a Kipling quote? Nope. I'll stick to Kipling, I think. After all, his wish for male dominance always contained a witty humorous note, and a secret hint that he admired women despite all, if not as much as his cigars.

    And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke.

    And this woman has decided that Oates' gun produces too much stinky smoke, apart from all the bodies.

  2. Madeline Madeline says:

    Reading this book is like having a nightmare. No, actually it's like having nine separate nightmares.

    That's not critisism, by the way. This was the only way I could think of to describe these short stories. It says right in the title that these are tales of mystery and suspense, and believe me, when Joyce Carol Oates tells you you're going to read a book of suspensful mystery stories, she is not kidding around. Each story in this book focuses on a woman doing something horrible, violent, or just plain gruesome. I'd like to describe these activities a little more, but that would ruin most of the endings.

    And each story is like a nightmare. You don't always know exactly what's going on, viewpoint and setting change abruptly, and at the end you surface from the story, gasping for breath, unable to remember exact details because you went through the story so fast because you had to know how it ended. The only thing that really sticks with you are bits of horrible imagery that your mind conjured up without your permission that are nearly impossible to forget. And you remember the pure suspense and terror that comes every time, no matter which story you're reading.

    Except for the rabbits in the cellar, nobody knows me here.
    In their ugly rusted old cages in the cellar where Mommy says we must not go. There is nothing in the cellar Mommy says. Stay out of that filthy place. But in the night through the walls I can hear the rabbits' cries. It starts as whimpering at first, like the cooing and fretting of pigeons, then it gets louder. If I put my pillow over my head, still I hear them. I am meant to hear them. My heart beats so hard that it hurts. In their cages the rabbits are pleading, Help us! Let us out! We don't want to die.

  3. Katherine Katherine says:

    Creepy! For me, that's not so good. I'll be honest; this is the first JCO I've read. I grew up in New Jersey and my mom used to tell me about seeing JCO at the public library being a real pill. So I haven't been drawn to her work, and this try didn't warm me to her.

  4. Anastasia Garcia Anastasia Garcia says:

    So Help Me God - ★★★★
    A young woman married to an abusive and devilish man might be pushed to react.

    The Banshee - ★★★★★
    A suspenseful tale of a young girl of six attempts to garner the attention of her wealthy socialite parents.

    Doll: A Romance of the Mississippi - ★★★★★
    Doll, along with her father, travel through seedy towns along the Mississippi leaving a bloody trail in their wake.

    Madison at Guignol - ★★★★
    A wealthy, vain New York City socialite craves the approval of her peers, to the point where she'll venture further than any of them are willing to go.

    The Haunting - ★★★
    Two young siblings of 6 and 9 attempt to move on past their daddy's (perhaps sinister) death.

    Hunger - ★★★
    A mysterious and attractive man wanders into a small port town; Kristine befriends him and finds out first hand how dark his secrets really are.

    Tell Me You Forgive Me? - ★★
    Elsie writes to her daughter and wishes to divulge a dirty secret she's been hiding for decades.

    Angel of Wrath - ★★★
    A troubled woman with child has a simpleton stalker who she bends and uses in her favor.

    Angel of Mercy - ★★★
    A young nurse working in a depressing branch of the hospital attempts to bestow mercy upon the inhabitants.

  5. mathilde maire mathilde maire says:

    3.5/5

    This was the second book of Joyce Carol Oates I read (the first one being Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang) (it's brilliant and very much underhyped) (read it) (*shia leboeuf voice* just do it) and I wasn't disappointed.
    The Female of the Species is a collection of short stories about women being pushed to evil. Just like in Foxfire, I'm amazed by Oates being able to give each narrator such a distinctive voice. The women in these stories are at once beautiful, ugly, innocent, murderous, and plenty of other similar oxymorons. But one thing they are not: harmless. If you like your women deadly, this book is for ya. ✌️
    I didn't love all the stories (Doll: A Romance of the Mississippi left me rather perplexed and some like Hunger bored me a bit, hence my 3.5/5 rating) but overall this was a rather good short story collection, if only for Oates' writing, the surprising endings and of course the fascinating subject matter.
    My favorite stories include So Help Me God, Madison at Guignol (a true horror story to say the least!) and Angel of Mercy. Some writers don't do short stories well—I'm happy to say that Joyce Carol Oates isn't one of them and I'm looking forward to reading some of her other collections. If you have some suggestions, I'm all ears!
    If you like Margaret Atwood and/or Gillian Flynn, you might enjoy this book. ☺️

  6. Mariel Mariel says:

    Review originally published on my Bookstagram acc: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeiWxcDH1...

    #LibromenteReviews : The Female Of The Species by #JoyceCarolOates

    It’s been a long time since I wanted to read something from this author, but my interest peeked when Carlos Ruiz Zafón (one of my favorite writers) mentioned her as one of his favorites. Maybe my expectations were too high or maybe I didn’t choose the best place to start. To be honest, most of the stories featured in #TheFemaleOfTheSpecies were OK and didn’t blow me out of the water. What I must say though is that Joyce Carol Oates manages to deliver in a short amount of pages extremely believable, realistic and well-crafted multidimensional characters. That’s the main reason I’ll give her another shot in the future.

    Since they are short stories (most of them of about 30 pages or so) telling you guys what they are about will give too much away. But you can find my ratings for each individual stories below:

    So Help Me God 3.25🌟
    The Banshee 2🌟
    Doll: A Romance of The Mississippi 4🌟
    Madison at Guignol 3🌟
    The Haunting 5🌟
    Hunger 4🌟
    Angel Of Wrath 4🌟
    Angel Of Mercy 3.5🌟


    Rating: 3
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    Hace mucho tiempo que quiero leer a esta autora, mi interés por su trabajo se incrementó cuando Zafón la mencionó como una de sus escritoras favoritas. Tal vez mis expectativas estaban muy altas o tal vez no elegí el mejor lugar por donde comenzar con su obra. Para ser sincera, la mayoría de las historias compiladas en #LaHembraDeNuestraEspecie estuvieron bien pero nada que me volara la cabeza. Lo que si quisiera resaltar es la capacidad de la autora para escribir tan creíbles, realistas, multidimensionales y bien construidos personajes en el transcurso de tan pocas páginas. Y esta es la razón por la que planeo darle otra oportunidad a la autora en un futuro.

    Como son historias cortas (la mayoría de alrededor de 30 páginas) contarles un poco de que tratan sería contarles demasiado. Mi rating para cada historia puede ser encontrado más abajo


    Rating: 3 Marusitas





    So Help Me God 3.25🌟
    The Banshee 2🌟
    Doll: A Romance of The Mississippi 4🌟
    Madison at Guignol 3🌟
    The Haunting 5🌟
    Hunger 4🌟
    Angel Of Wrath 4🌟
    Angel Of Mercy 3.5🌟

  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    Great read! Joyce Carol Oates does excellent suspense/mystery/thriller short stories. Not that they feel like genre stories; they are very clearly their own. I read two others of her books before this and I like this one the best so far.

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    Summaries for self reference:

    So Help Me God - A woman keeps getting weird calls from a stranger who knows a lot about her. She's worried it's her abusive husband trying to trip her up. She lets loose, but then is so afraid of what her husband will do to her she makes sure she's got a loaded gun ready for him when he comes home. Was the caller her husband? Does it matter? (No, it doesn't.)

    The Banshee - This one is pretty wild. Little girl drags her infant sibling onto the roof to get Mom's attention (she's a party-girl, super negligent). It ends before anything actually happens, but the lead up and suspense of it was the story. Like, here is the event up front, and here's why it happened. Liked this one!

    Doll: A Romance of the Mississippi - Super weird, young girl travels with old man who is her father, though I don't know how literal that is. They are super old but don't age I guess, or Doll doesn't, and they make money by Father of the Year selling Doll off to perverts to look at. She occasionally murders them. To be honest I didn't feel like there was a big underlying picture here, it just felt like a weird story (which there is totally nothing wrong with).

    Madison at Guignol - Rich bitch goes shopping, is generally awful to people. Finds a store with a hidden room, demands to go inside, and all the employees kill her? I actually actively disliked this one. I feel like I understand the story up until the room gets involved; it's a fantastical element thrown in too late, after realism has already been established, and I don't really get the end, either.

    The Haunting - Mom moves her kids after Dad dies. She's the one who killed him, presumably. Her kids have nightmares about rabbits stuck in cages in the basement slowly dying. Mom says there aren't any rabbits. What does it mean? I found this one really fascinating (though gut wrenching, I felt so bad about the rabbits, real or not) though it feels too big to unpack. What is the significance of the rabbits? Trapped and slowly dying. Guilt? Would read again.

    Hunger - Lady cheats on her husband with a hobo hipster. No but seriously. I guess I was supposed to be swept up in the passion, but I was not. The ending was unclear to me (I mean I'm pretty sure she just shoots her husband, but it was a little vague and we don't actually see this happen), so I am choosing to believe that rather than killing her husband for Douchey McDouche, she kills both of them and lives happily ever after with her daughter. Still a good story about hunger, and the expectations/roles set in romantic relationships.

    Tell Me You Forgive Me? - Multiple perspectives on an event between a mother and daughter. Takes place over a long period of time, at various points in their lives. Momma killed a man (he deserved it) but then made her daughter go in to be the one to find the body. The MOST effed up part is a black man is slapped with the crime. What a mother does when she has to, and how that affects her daughter.

    Angel of Wrath - Stalker stalks lady until she is so broken down mentally that she invites him into her life. Another one that I felt didn't have a point or moral. Just a weird situation. Stalker meets Mentally Unbalanced Stalkee.

    Angel of Mercy - I love that these two stories were put next to each other, I think they really compliment each other. They are vastly different but the similar titles draws them together, and thematically somehow they are family. This one goes back and forth between telling the story of Angel of Mercy Agnes, a nurse in the fifties who killed several of her patients, and R--, current nurse who develops an attachment to her hopeless patient and mercy-kills him. Very fun, undercurrents of the female compassion, what mercy means, what loves means, what death means.
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  8. Laurie Laurie says:

    This collection of short storis examines the capacity of women to do evil. Bringing us into the depths of horror, Oates's protagonists range in age, interest, and situation. We meet a six-year-old girl, a young nurse, a middle-aged fashionista, and an elderly woman dying in a nursing home, among others. What unites all of these women across their stories are the desperate personal circumstances in which they find themselves, and the realization that the only path out is a dark and disturbing one. As with much of Oates's work, this collection addresses the exploitation and marginalization of women in American society, yet it does so through horror and suspense. This is a deliciously suspenseful collection, excellent reading for a spooky October night.

  9. Nilay Nilay says:

    I was first interested in reading this book because most of the narrators were female, so it would be easy for me to relate to them. Many of the stories were filled with mystery and suspense just as the title suggested, but at the same time realistic which made it even the more scarier. The stories also had a lot of variety in them; the narrators' ages and the settings were different.

  10. Annisa Annisa says:

    This was one of the books that taught me that people are basically savages waiting to be unleashed.

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