Book reviews, Ishiguro

A Pale View of Hills

July 5th, and A Pale View of Hills is on my kindle. I had to read it all. A couple of World Cup games would be as long, so, no harm done! After reading it, I can't but admire the title. Ishiguro has a spell bound quality to his writing, most salient in this short… Continue reading A Pale View of Hills

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Ishiguro, The Buried Giant, The Buried Giant Book Club

The Buried Giant, Last Post, #3

This post discusses parts III and IV to the end of the book. If you have not read it all yet, you may want to wait, or you'll encounter spoilers. If you've finished the book, you may probably want to discuss and unload your thoughts with others. That's what I've felt twice! The very reason… Continue reading The Buried Giant, Last Post, #3

Ishiguro, The Buried Giant, The Buried Giant Book Club

The Buried Giant, Post #2

Welcome to WEEK 2, where we'll discuss CHAPTER FIVE TO END OF PART II   You should know that I've written the 3 posts for this book club in advance, so I have no clue about whatever was discussed last week, -if there was nice participation, or it was a solitary post-. In any case, I… Continue reading The Buried Giant, Post #2

Book Club, Ishiguro, The Buried Giant, The Buried Giant Book Club

The Buried Giant, Introduction and Post #1

Welcome to the discussion of The Buried Giant. This post includes an introduction to the book without spoilers, and the discussion of chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 included. The second post will discuss chapter 5 till the end of Part I, and all Part II. The third and last will be all Part III… Continue reading The Buried Giant, Introduction and Post #1

Book Club, Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

Remains of the Day Discussion

First and foremost, Happy Memorial Day. What do you do on this day? We've been going for many years to a commemoration ceremony that takes place in a nearby park. After, we'll join friends for a time together. The discussion of The Remains of the Day has started today at Karen's blog. She's done a great… Continue reading Remains of the Day Discussion

Book Lists, Book reviews, Science Fiction

Missing Categories and Favorite Books

It doesn't fail. As I published my last post, the Ultimate Favorite Books, I remembered those titles I didn't include. For example, a Travel Category, which should have After You, Marco Polo, by Jean Bowie Shor, and The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton. These two books are written by travelers in the 20th century,… Continue reading Missing Categories and Favorite Books

Classics, Jane Austen, The Classics Club

Persuasion, or the story of a reluctant Jane Austen’s fan

What's all that fuss over Jane Austen? I just didn't get it. Apparently, I needed some persuasion to find out, -he he. In Madrid, during my high school years, we didn't have to read Jane Austen. I don't believe we should force ourselves to read this or that unless it's a cheerfully and self-imposed dutiful… Continue reading Persuasion, or the story of a reluctant Jane Austen’s fan

art/craft/cooking, Book reviews, Don Quixote, Magritte

Magritte, Don Quixote, and Quantum Physics

More than twenty years ago, I stumbled upon a book with different paintings by Belgium Reneé Magritte. I felt an instant fascination for his paintings. I couldn't stop looking at them, dwelling on the many thoughts they inspired. I found his stone still life paintings captivating. Time, eternity, death, the futility of human activity and… Continue reading Magritte, Don Quixote, and Quantum Physics

art/craft/cooking, Classics, Ortega y Gasset, The Classics Club

The Deshumanization of Art

The Dehumanization of Art, and Other Essays, Ortega y Gasset When I bought this book, the title sounded to me as something negative that art was, according to Ortega, undergoing, its dehumanization. As I read the essays, (the first one who gives title to the book, and which contains different sections, being the longest), I… Continue reading The Deshumanization of Art