Posts tagged as "review"
How I live now (Kevin MacDonald)

How I live now (Kevin MacDonald)

Kevin MacDonald, director of the acclaimed The Last King of Scotland (2006), successfully adapts the novel for young adults How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, with which the British writer won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 2004. The filmmaker, known for his documentary facet (Oscar winner for Best Short Documentary for One Day...
A classic for the decade (of Mad Men)

A classic for the decade (of Mad Men)

The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit Sloan Wilson 370 pages At a moment in his life, Tom Rath decides that the time has come to forget everything and start over from scratch. He tells himself that the fact that one has killed a lot of men in the war does not mean anything, because...
Boyhood (Richard Linklater)

Boyhood (Richard Linklater)

Once again, the director of the trilogy ‘Before…’ shows the success of his career does not depend on the fortuitous romantic encounters between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) around the world and that he is able to surprise us with feature films of equal beauty, originality and significance. In Boyhood, his latest work,...
The Grand Seduction (Don McKellar)

The Grand Seduction (Don McKellar)

When Dr. Lewis arrives in the small fishing village of Tickle Cove (eastern Canada), a series of crazy situations occur due to the rush of hospitality from the locals. Actually, they act with the hidden intention of making the visitor to fall in love with the landscape, its people and their customs and convince him...
Life support

Life support

The Extra Man Jonathan Ames 375 pages Principal de los Libros There are days when the sun shines with such benign intensity that it seems as if nothing bad can happen. When you are walking down the street, imagination flies and you become the main character in your own movie; imaginary dialogues that would almost...
Hedonism and alcohol: a hilarious theory

Hedonism and alcohol: a hilarious theory

Everyday Drinking Kingsley Amis 324 páginas Malpaso Do not get confused: the consumption of alcohol is glorified here. But not in the way an adolescent ends up peeing on himself before being admitted to hospital for alcoholic coma, and after having wet his whistle with foul drinks, typical of every awful watering hole. No, nothing...
Falling and laughing

Falling and laughing

Lost in Music. A Pop Odyssey Giles Smith 310 pages Contra When Giles Smith wrote this book, he never imagined that twenty years later it would be translated into other languages. The writer’s first creative drive was not writing but pop music. It did not work out though. The bands he founded never achieved the...
Moral tales

Moral tales

Published in their day by several media like The New Yorker or Harper’s, the ten stories that make up Tenth of December confirm George Saunders’ (Texas, 1958) good condition. The author plays with genres, points of view and syntax to create astonishing voices; dubious minds and damaged consciences we get to know in depth, from...
Palahniuk in Hell

Palahniuk in Hell

Madison Spencer is thirteen years old and she is dead. She is the daughter of a Hollywood celebrity couple, and she died of marijuana overdose – or so she believes. The thing is that now, just like that, she lives in hell with four new companions: a punk-rocker called Archer, a nerd Leonard, Babette the...
There is no turning back

There is no turning back

Let me tell you immediately that Something Happened is not just any novel. It is a colossal work that will require all your bravery as exquisite readers to go through its more than 600 pages of soliloquy plagued with inner demons, fear and guilt. Listen closely: I have here the endless monologue of a restless...