Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Books

Well, with this post I will try to make this more interactive. Basically, I will tell you the last books I have read and my plans for the future and you will tell me yours (if you feel like that XD).

Well, let's go...

My last books:

- 1984, George Orwell (English). I read this book some months ago and it is one of the best I have ever read. Who is Big Brother? What would our world be like if World War II had ended up differently? This book gives a possible scary possibility... Great Classic!! Strongly recommended!!

- La Tregua, Mario Benedetti (Spanish). Impressive novel by one of the best writers in Spanish of the last half century.

- El Guardian entre el Centeno, J.D. Salinger (Spanish). The original name is The Catcher in the Rye. I re-read this classic last January. I read it at once... so addictive!

- An English Guide to History of Japan (English). This book was useful to learn more about Japanese history. I think the history we are taught at school is very western biased. Therefore, I wanted to know more about Asian history (Japanese history in concrete)

- Japanese Children's Favorite Stories (English). This one has been good to get some background on Japanese culture. Did you know Japanese kids think there is a rabbit on the Moon?

Currently being read:

- For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway (English). I am about to finish this book and I am quite happy I chose it. A great story within a milicia in the Spanish Civil War.

- The Undutchables (English). To learn a bit more and in a funny way about this strange people called Dutch ;-)

Future Projects (already in my bedroom):
- Ensayo sobre la Lucidez, Jose Saramago (Spanish)
- Tokio Blues, Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami (Spanish)
- Nieve de Primavera, El Mar de la Fertilidad(I), Yukio Mishima (Spanish)

As you can notice, I have been reading too much in English and now I feel like reading some books in Spanish for a change ;-)

Now it is your turn! Thanx!

2 comments:

Aitor said...

http://www.aitorgarcia.net/english/my-booklog/
:P

Toni said...

Qué te pareció el del 'Guardián entre el Centeno?... yo es que me lo leí hace un par de años, era una de los más baratos que había, no recuerdo si por 6 euros... pero la cosa es que francamente me pareció una mierda considerable.

De hecho, he olvidado de qué iba... tan solo creo recordar algo acerca de unos críos-pijos-gilipollas de un 'insituto' privao de la mega-muerte-osea... pero no me llegó a atraer ninguno de los protagonistas. Ni capté el 'mensaje', que lo convierte en una biblia en USA (se supone que allí es uno de esos libros que te hacen leer en el estituto, no??).

En fin, lo tendré que volver a leer, aunque tan solo sea para poder odiarlo con más criterio.