Sep 28, 2011

The new ultimate technology: BOOK

Hey all,

I thought the No Cookies people would enjoy this :)

have a great day!

Sep 19, 2011

Coming Next...

The Turn of The Screw, by Henry James & A Small Death in Lisbon, by Robert C. Wilson

The poll closed with a tie, and since one of the finalist is the short novella - veteran and very much longed by Jorge - “The Turn of the Screw”, let's make an exception and have both finalists become winners.

Suggested reading schedules coming  soon. We can advance you that the plan is to read the The Turn of The Screw first and give it a couple of weeks. Then, will go to A Small Death in Lisbon.

So, whether you want to join us in both readings or just one of them, time to get the book/s!!

Sep 12, 2011

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Final Discussion

The brief (wondrous?) life of Oscar Wao gets to its end, and with it, we get to the end of the book. How did you like it? 

How did you feel about the Dominican Republic presented in the book? Were you familiar with it? Does reading historical fiction make you want learn more on the subject, or at least entice you to look up what's fact and what's fiction?

What are your thoughts on the narrator? Why do you think Diaz waited to reveal Yunior? Did you like Yunior as a person? Did you like his voice?

What is, or what does represent, the mongoose with golden eyes? The man without a face? 

Is there hope at the end of the story?

Looking forward to reading about the variety of feelings and emotions that the last pages of the book for sure arose in you.

Sep 8, 2011

About The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao & the next book suggestions

I have almost finished the book and I am liking it: the story, the style, the point of view... I will keep my comments for an end-of-the-book post but, considering that the suggestions' period for our next reading is opened, I would like to share that I really feel like reading a more amiable book... I would even say a funny book.
Any candidates on your to-read list?