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My deception with The Lefhand of Darkeness :(

I read The Left Hand of Darkness with anxiety and aiming at finding the Ursula K. LeGuin that appears on the sci-fi short stories, the one that is sharp, strong, feminist, savage, intellectual, the one that makes me feel uncomfortable … Continue reading

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I must admit I was confused when I began reading. The causes of my confusion were two, well they were three. And all come from the book’s cover. First, see the picture of my book? Well, on its cover, above … Continue reading

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The Man in the High Castle: the book, the series

This is the master piece from Philip K. Dick, above Do Androids Dream of Electric Ship?—better known as Blade Runner for its cinematic version—and Minority Report, also taken to Hollywood. The Man in the High Castle is a literary masterpiece. … Continue reading

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Michel Houellebecq’s Les Particules Elementaires

Or The Elementary Particles in English. This is a straightforward novel where everything is what it seems and therefore, these circumstances, bother most of North American-English speaking-Shades of Gray readers. The 200,000+ place on sales on Amazon of this book … Continue reading

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Four Impressions on Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Four impressions on Breakfast at Tiffany’s. First impression. When I began reading I said: “this is why Audrey Hepburn got famous, by interpreting this innocent playgirl-escort-geisha: Holly Golightly”. Holly is a beautiful girl that knows how to squeeze men to … Continue reading

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‘Gone Girl’, a TV Series that was born as a Novel

The Spanish publisher and editor Jacobo Siruela says he doesn’t like young writers because all of them write as if you were watching an American movie. Today, novels are written as movies and if the first five pages don’t have … Continue reading

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Life Sucks in Grimms’ Tales

For the Grimm brothers the raw, inevitable, injustice of life keeps coming back and forth is. This may be weird for some of us because after the Second World War, the US and Europe have insisted in promoting an idea … Continue reading

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