Archive of posts from September 2012

Book - The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

I loved this book. I love the understated sense of humour, the irony, the characters. I laughed out loud page after page. It is impossible and fun, highly recommended.

28 September 2012 | ["culture"]

Book - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Well, you don’t win the Pulitzer by mistake. This book was pretty amazing. There was a lot of Spanish (my wife claims most of it was filthy) and a lot of sci-fi references. But it was great.

I think the end was the only flaw… a bit to much effort on Oscars side to explain the fuku… and too many loose ends to tie up, but still, really well done. I definitely recommend it.

10 September 2012 | ["culture"]

Book - A Dance with Dragons (Song of Ice and Fire)

I can’t recall my previous reviews, but this was everything I love and hate about Martin. Love the characters and atmosphere, but he utterly fails to follow a plot, understand how to make people love a hero or underdog, resolve conflicts. And, he kills off one of the last heroes left at the end… so, I guess I say… ‘fuck you George’ and I will NOT BE READING ANOTHER WORD FROM THIS MAN.

7 September 2012 | ["culture"]

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