martes, 7 de septiembre de 2010

Reseña literaria, chiquillos!!

or: literary review, kiddies!!

I've decided, as I have a couple spanish speaking visitors, I'll write both in english and spanish...

English:
Today I finished Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea"... Really a delightful experience... It confirmed what I suspected after reading "A Farewell to Arms"... This guy has one the best ability to inmerse you in the situation, with a heavy emphasis on the landscape... 
While the plot is quite simple, an old washed-up fisherman fighting against a huge marlin for three straight days, the magic happens in the old man's thoghts and monologues... Don't misunderstand... It really isn't deep... It isn't pretentious or existentialist... It's simple. Simple. And its clear, and it comes from the heart.
And maybe that is what compels you to keep on reading quite firmly... It doesn't grab you by the throat and threatens you mentally to go grabbing that book again with a dooming sensation, like some books I've read (Ehem, ehem, HarryPottersaga, ehem)... You just emphatize with the old man and his honor sense, and wonder how his story will end... Even though there aren't many options for and end... That said, the end is some kind of surprising...

No es mia la foto. Pero es muy bonita.
Listening to Dido at the moment. The most well-known songs, but... She's one hell of a singer...


Clickie, clickie, please!! Ha, ha, ha!! I'm using the interwebz!!


Español:
Hoy termine "El viejo y el mar" de Hemingway... Una experiencia preciosa... Confirmo lo que sospechaba despues de leer "Adios a las armas"... Este tipo tiene una de las mejores habilidades para sumergirte en la situación, poniendole mucho enfasis al paisaje...
A pesar de que el argumento es bastante simple, un viejo pescador arruinado peleando contra un marlin enorme por tres dias seguidos, la magia sucede en los pensamientos y reacciones del viejo... No malinterpretes... No es muy profundo... No es pretensioso ni existencialista... Es simple. Simple. Y es claro y sale del corazon.
Y tal vez, esto sea lo que te lleva a seguir leyendo bastante firmemente... No te agarra del cogote y te amenaza mentalmente que vayas a agarrar el libro con una sensacion de ansiedad, como algunos libros que he leido (Cof, cof, HarryPotter, cof)...  Simplemente empatizas con el viejito y su honor, y te preguntas como terminará la historia... Aunque no haya muchas opciones para como pueda terminar... Asi y todo, el final es bastante sorprendente...

Estoy escuchando a Dido. Sus canciones mas conocidas, pero... Mierda que sabe cantar...

Clickeen, que hace bien...

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Los saluda/ Goodbye from: su amigo/your friend Number Eight

Adieu!!

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  2. Dido is quite amazing :) Didn't have any of her songs but loved to listen her from MTV

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  5. Oh and I loved dido when she sung with eminem C:

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  6. I never thought of it that way... interesting

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  7. keep these kinds of posts coming :)

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  8. gracias por ese poema, muy emotionado~~

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  9. thanks



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  10. We never did get a chance to read that in English, maybe I should find it again.

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