MAGO Y CRISTAL (LA TORRE OSCURA #4)

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Titulo Original: The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
Autor: Stephen King
Publicación: 1997
Paginas: 928
Género: Epopeya Kingniana
Serie: La Torre Oscura #4

Fatigado y con la lengua fuera me he quedado después de leer este pedazo de tocho de casi 1000 paginas. Y es que nadie te obliga a leerlo en una semana larga, pero tampoco hay manera de dejarlo mucho rato de lado. Me parece el mejor hasta el momento, pero claro es que cada uno tiene unas particularidades muy definidas, así que las comparaciones tampoco son justas.

Si en el anterior tomo dejábamos la resolución de, asunto con Blaine sin terminar, aquí la terminamos para llegar al final de la vía, que resulta estar en Kansas. Pero como aquí todo es mas complicado de lo que parece, no es el Kansas del mundo de Eddie, Jake o Susannah, sino el Kansas asolado por el capitán trotamundos de “Apocalipsis” y ese es otro donde y otro cuando. No es la primera vez que cruzamos el camino con Randall Flagg en esta saga, y desde luego no será la ultima, sea con el nombre que sea.

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Entre la llegada al mundo disputado entre Randall Flagg y los seguidores de la viejilla de Nebraska, y la vuelta a la senda del haz, tenemos el grueso del libro. Y ese grueso, en sentido literal y figurado, es la historia del joven pistolero de 14 años Roland, una vez que debe abandonar Gilead con Cuberth y Alain. No os digo mas, la historia que os la cuente Roland al igual que se la cuenta a su Ka-tet actual.

Me ha gustado mucho y me ha interesado un montón la historia en la baronía de Mejis y todo lo que allí ocurre que cambia para siempre a Roland. Creo que ahora me voy a ir a por el 4.5, porque no me veo capaz de enfrentarme a otras mas de 800 paginas del 5º libro, sin tragármelas casi sin respirar y necesito un respiro. Así que no voy a respetar el orden de publicación, pero si el cronológico.. ya os comentaré si es buena o mala idea.

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LAS TIERRAS BALDÍAS (LA TORRE OSCURA #3)

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Titulo Original: The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
Autor: Stepehen King
Publicación: 1991
Paginas: 640
Género: Epopeya Kingniana
Serie: La Torre Oscura #3

“No apunto con la mano;
el que apunta con la mano ha olvidado el rostro de su padre. Apunto con el ojo.
No disparo con la mano;
el que dispara con la mano ha olvidado el rostro de su padre. Disparo con la mente.
No mato con la pistola;
el que mata con la pistola ha olvidado el rostro de su padre. Mato con el corazón”

Pues no hay vuelta atrás, me uno al Ka-tet de Roland camino a la torre oscura. Es tontería ponerme con otra cosa ahora que estoy metido de lleno, así que sigo directamente a por el 4º libro. No es que este deje en un cliffhanger terrible, pero si que deja con un asunto inconcluso entre Blaine y el Ka-tet.

Parece que tito King va soltándose la mano y cada libro es mas gordo que el anterior… con el siguiente ya pasamos de las 900 paginas y es que hay mucha tela que cortar y mucho tomate en este mundo… que no es el mundo medio como yo creía, sino que el mundo medio es una de las partes de ese mundo.

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Aquí tenemos, hasta el momento, lo que parece el Ka-Tet en su formación completa. Roland, Eddie, Susannah (antes conocida como Odetta/Detta) y un par mas que se unen, uno ya conocido desde el primer libro y el otro no precisamente humano. Y es que lo que hizo Roland en el primer libro con Jake y lo que hizo en el segundo con el mismo Jake, pero en distinto lugar y tiempo, crean una paradoja temporal que les jode la psique a ambos y es un tema a solucionar en la primera parte de este libro.

Tras esto el grupo al completo emprenderá camino hacia la torre siguiendo el Haz, con parada en la ciudad de Lud, como ida de olla completa y saliendo hacia las tierras baldías a bordo de Blaine. “Muy loco todo” sería una expresión valida y sencilla para resumir el libro, pero a la vez no haría justicia a la epopeya de los 3 pistoleros mas los otros 2 compañeros que conforman el Ka-Tet. Lo que si que resulta, es un libro tremendamente adictivo y es que el señor King sabe meterse en tu cabeza a la perfección y te manipula desde los rincones oscuros de tu propia mente, para que vuelvas una y otra vez a leer en cualquier momento posible y durante el tiempo que sea, por escaso que parezca. Ka!!

 «El ka, gusano -hubiera dicho Cort, el antiguo maestro de
Roland-. Tal es la gran rueda, y gira constantemente. Procura no colocarte
delante cuando esté en movimiento, o te aplastará, poniendo así fin a tus
estúpidos sesos y a tus inútiles bolsas de tripas y agua.»

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La Llegada de los Tres (La Torre Oscura #2)

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Titulo Original: The Drawing of the Three
Autor: Stepehen King
Publicación: 1989
Paginas: 540
Género: Epopeya Kingniana
Serie: La Torre Oscura #2

Haciendo una vez gala de mi total falta de criterio y a pesar de que, hace un par de días, decía que no sabía si continuaría con la saga, me fui directo al segundo libro. Y me alegro de haberlo hecho. Me lo he ventilado en un suspiro, prácticamente y es que aquí si que ya me he sentido bastante mas a gusto en ese mundo medio (ahora se que llama así, por el prologo del tercero)

En este segundo libro Roland, encuentra el destino inicial que el hombre de negro le había revelado mediante el tarot en el primer libro y por lo tanto conocemos a sus compañeros. Quizás el acierto a la hora de enganchar sea que esos compañeros, como si de “The Doctor” se tratara, son personas de nuestro mundo.

Eddie, un yonki que está tratando de pasar un kilo de cocaína por el aeropuerto de Nueva York en los 80. Odetta/Detta, una mujer negra sin piernas y esquizofrénica con doble personalidad, que vive en los 60. Por ultimo Jack Mort, al que podríamos llamar una fría y cruel ironía del destino.

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Roland llegará a ellos a través de 3 puertas del mundo medio que sirven de portales a nuestro mundo y a través de las cuales podrá meterse en las mentes y los cuerpos de estas personas. No digo mas, solo que me ha gustado mucho mas que el primero y bastante en términos absolutos. Me da la ligera impresión de que voy a tener que meterme el resto de la saga del tirón y de paso los cómics, ya que ayer mismo se publicó el primero de la adaptación de esta parte de la torre oscura en concreto.

Solo le pongo un pero y es la horrenda traducción de la versión que he leído, llena de traducciones literales y por tanto sin sentido la mayor parte de las veces, al menos para quien no detecte que expresión o palabra esta traduciendo a machete la traductora sin tener en cuenta el contexto. Aparte de alguna que otra falta de ortografía… que no soy yo quien para criticar, pero a mi no me pagan por escribir estas paridas y sin embargo los ebooks de la saga pasan de los 6€.

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El Pistolero (La Torre Oscura #1)

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Titulo Original: The Gunslinger
Autor: Stepehen King
Publicación: 2007 (Publicado en 1982 como “La hierba del diablo”)
Paginas: 304
Género: Epopeya Kingniana
Serie: La Torre Oscura #1

Me ha dado a estas alturas de la vida por echarle un ojo a la saga de La Torre Oscura. Y queriendo empezar por el principio, me he encontrado con que hay dos versiones del comienzo de la saga. Una publicada en el 82 y con distinto titulo, y una revisada y con nuevo titulo publicada mas de 30 años después. Yo he tenido a bien leer la versión revisada, así que desconozco lo que esta ampliado y/o revisado.

La historia es un poco extraña para entrar así en frío y todo el libro sirve como prologo de lo que esté por venir. Todo es un mundo nuevo, algo extraño, como un retrofuturo de nuestro mundo, pero sin serlo. Un pistolero llamado Roland, persigue por el desierto al hombre de negro.

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Después sabremos que lo de pistolero es algo mas de lo que la palabra aparenta y acabaremos sabiendo mas del Hombre Oscuro, pues al fin y al cabo es quien pone las respuestas sobre la mesa, aunque estas abran mas interrogantes. Es un mundo que “se ha movido”, con similitudes al nuestro, pero con hechiceros, castas extrañas, con sabor a western y una torre oscura a la que Roland quiere llegar.

No me ha entusiasmado y no se si seguiré leyendo esta serie mas pronto que tarde. El caso es que, sin que te enteres de gran cosa durante gran parte del libro, Stephen King sabe echarte las redes con 4 artimañas y como he comentado muchas veces, hace interesante hasta la lista de la compra. De momento bien sin mas.

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  11. Ghost Story (The Dresden Files #13)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  12. Cold Days (The Dresden Files #14) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  13. The Spook’s Battle (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles #4) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  14. En el bosque, bajo los cerezos en flor really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  15. El caso del Anillo (Fire and Ice #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  16. El Diablo a Todas Horas really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  17. Un minuto antes de la oscuridad really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  18. Fundación (Fundación #1, orden de publicación) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  19. Muerte de un Imperio (Profecía de Merlín #2) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  20. Red de Traiciones (Profecía de Merlín #3)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  21. Divergente really liked it (my current rating)
  22. Perfume de Hielo really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  23. La Tregua really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  24. Kokoro really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  25. La rubia de ojos negros (Philip Marlowe #10) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  26. Northumbria, El Ultimo Reino (Sajones, Vikingos y Normandos #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  27. Sueño del Fevre really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  28. Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  29. Nos4a2 really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  30. Perdida (Gone Girl) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  31. El Traje del Muerto really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  32. El Pistolero (La Torre Oscura #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)

El Traje del Muerto

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Titulo Original: Heart-Shaped Box
Autor: Joe Hill
Publicación: 2007
Paginas: 404
Género: Maldad mas allá de la muerte

Como voy a mi aire y me entero tarde las cosas, está que es la primera novela de Joe Hill, es en orden, la tercera suya que leo. Me estoy haciendo fan de este tipo y pusieron sus ebooks en Amazon de oferta un día y aproveché para hacerme con este y su recopilación de relatos por un precio ridículo.

“El Traje del Muerto”, titulo mas descriptivo que el original, nos plantea una historia de fantasma, en singular. Judas Coyne, nombre artístico de una estrella del rock cincuentona y su ligue veintañero de turno, sufren el acoso y derribo de un fantasma, que Jude ha comprado por internet. Tiene una pequeña colección de objetos macabros y cuando vio la oferta de comprar un fantasma, que parece ir unido aun viejo traje, no se lo pensó dos veces.

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El problema es que la información era correcta y en efecto compra un fantasma de verdad y este fantasma en concreto tiene mala leche, un total desdén por las vidas de los que rodean a Jude y una venganza que cumplir. Pudiera parecer que va a ser una historia de fantasmas y poco mas, pero la cosa es mas compleja de lo que parece, según Jude vaya dándose cuenta del qué, el porqué y el quien. Lo cual nos llevará a una lucha por sobrevivir y vencer a este espíritu tan cabrón y a vivos del mismo calibre.

Aunque yo esté ahora en crisis de lectura de libros (voy por temporadas), lo recomiendo totalmente, como todos los de Joe Hill y aunque sin tremendas complejidades, si que las tiene, teniendo en cuenta que es su opera prima y que aun teniendo los genes de su padre, los libros no los escriben los genes. Poniendo ademas un valor añadido, para todo lo que su señor padre falla en los finales, Joe Hill parece tener la lección aprendida, encargándose incluso de arreglar finales para su padre, como por ejemplo el de 22/11/63 que era complicado de cerrar satisfactoriamente.

Mi puntuación en Goodreads  really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)

Libros de 2014:

  1. El Juego de los Vor (Vorkosigan Saga #6) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  2. El Último Buen Beso (C.W. Sughrue #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  3. El Regreso de Driver (Drive #2) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  4. Condenada (Damned#1really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  5. Intemperie really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  6. Las Puertas de R’lyeh really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  7. Batalla de Reyes (Profecía de Merlín #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  8. El Pato Mexicano (C.W. Sughrue #2) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  9. El Paciente really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  10. Changes (The Dresden Files #12) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  11. Ghost Story (The Dresden Files #13)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  12. Cold Days (The Dresden Files #14) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  13. The Spook’s Battle (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles #4) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  14. En el bosque, bajo los cerezos en flor really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  15. El caso del Anillo (Fire and Ice #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  16. El Diablo a Todas Horas really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  17. Un minuto antes de la oscuridad really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  18. Fundación (Fundación #1, orden de publicación) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  19. Muerte de un Imperio (Profecía de Merlín #2) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  20. Red de Traiciones (Profecía de Merlín #3)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  21. Divergente really liked it (my current rating)
  22. Perfume de Hielo really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  23. La Tregua really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  24. Kokoro really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  25. La rubia de ojos negros (Philip Marlowe #10) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  26. Northumbria, El Ultimo Reino (Sajones, Vikingos y Normandos #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  27. Sueño del Fevre really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  28. Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  29. Nos4a2 really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  30. Perdida (Gone Girl) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  31. El Traje del Muerto really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)

Perdida (Gone Girl)

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Titulo Original: Gone Girl
Autor: Gillian Flynn
Publicación: 2013
Paginas: 570
Género: Sociópatas

Vamos a poner las cosas en su sitio. El único motivo por el que he leído el libro, es porque Fincher es el encargado de la película y aunque tampoco soy un fanático de todas sus películas, me parecía motivo suficiente para darle un tiento a uno de estos libros que desde lejos se ven magnificados en exceso.

Puestos a decirlo todo, es probable que si no fuera porque quiero saber de antemano que pasa y no quedarme picueto en el cine, lo hubiera dejado a medio camino y es que toda la primera parte se me ha hecho muy cuesta arriba. El formato de 2 personas alternas contando sus estupideces, se me ha atragantado, pero lo puedo pasar por alto, lo que no le perdono a la hora de puntuarlo, es que tarde tantísimo en arrancar “lo bueno”. Una vez que arranca, si que lo he terminado en un par de sentadas, pero tarda demasiado.

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Tenemos lo que se explica en la sinopsis, una pareja no muy ejemplar a los que la vida va dando unos varapalos, y a los que el amor se les va acabando según se empiezan a conocer realmente y no a quienes pretendían ser. Hasta el punto en el que día de su 5º aniversario, la mujer desaparece, tras lo que parece un evento violento. Todo empieza a apuntar a que el marido se la ha cargado y las pruebas incriminatorias no hacen mas que acumularse, por muy circunstanciales que sean.

Día a día leemos los pensamientos de Nick, alternados con el diario de Amy para hacernos una idea de hasta que punto esta versión de los hechos es mas real que circunstancial. Pero esto no es mas que la primera parte de la novela, que da un giro interesante en un momento dado.

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Los problemas son muchos… por ejemplo que hay que coger con pinzas la actitud inicial de Nick, para que traguemos con ciertas cosas. Si ya eso nos falla como lector, poco podemos hacer para salvar los muebles con la novela. Las personalidades de los 2 protagonistas son gran parte del problema, pero en general las personalidades de todo el mundo son problemáticas a la hora de comprar el pastel. Veremos como lo soluciona Fincher, porque no va a ser sencillo que no huela todo a trampa para cuadrar el guion. Que no está mal, pero no es la panacea que venden, sinceramente…. y el final es bastante mierder, puestos a decirlo todo.

Mi puntuación en Goodreads  really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)

Libros de 2014:

  1. El Juego de los Vor (Vorkosigan Saga #6) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  2. El Último Buen Beso (C.W. Sughrue #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  3. El Regreso de Driver (Drive #2) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  4. Condenada (Damned#1really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  5. Intemperie really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  6. Las Puertas de R’lyeh really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  7. Batalla de Reyes (Profecía de Merlín #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  8. El Pato Mexicano (C.W. Sughrue #2) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  9. El Paciente really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  10. Changes (The Dresden Files #12) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  11. Ghost Story (The Dresden Files #13)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  12. Cold Days (The Dresden Files #14) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  13. The Spook’s Battle (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles #4) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  14. En el bosque, bajo los cerezos en flor really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  15. El caso del Anillo (Fire and Ice #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  16. El Diablo a Todas Horas really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  17. Un minuto antes de la oscuridad really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  18. Fundación (Fundación #1, orden de publicación) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  19. Muerte de un Imperio (Profecía de Merlín #2) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  20. Red de Traiciones (Profecía de Merlín #3)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  21. Divergente really liked it (my current rating)
  22. Perfume de Hielo really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  23. La Tregua really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  24. Kokoro really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  25. La rubia de ojos negros (Philip Marlowe #10) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  26. Northumbria, El Ultimo Reino (Sajones, Vikingos y Normandos #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  27. Sueño del Fevre really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  28. Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  29. Nos4a2 really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  30. Perdida (Gone Girl) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)

NOS4A2 (Nosferatu)

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Titulo Original: NOS4A2
Autor: Joe Hill
Publicación: 2014
Paginas: 712
Género: Terror

Este es el segundo libro que leo de Joe Hill tras “Cuernos” y tengo que reconocer que me gusta como escribe, tanto como su padre, todo sea dicho. Y una de las cosas que me gustan, aparte de las frikeces en forma de mil referencias a cómics, series, libros y sagas que compartimos, es que, por ejemplo en este libro, comparte universo literario con su padre y aparte de referencias al cabrón de Pennywyse y las cosas que “flotan”, el villano de esta historia conoce a los villanos de “Doctor Sueño” y tanto Charles Max, como el “Nudo Verdadero” de la mencionada secuela de “El Resplandor”, tienen una ocupación no demasiada diferente.

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Victoria McQueen es una niña con una habilidad especial y unos padres disfuncionales. Vic encuentra cosas perdidas. Se monta en su bici atraviesa un puente cubierto que ya no existe y aparece en donde está lo que sea que este buscando. A lo largo de los años lo hace unas cuantas veces y conoce a un par de personas mas con habilidades parecidas, una bibliotecaria tartamuda que sabe cosas porque se lo dicen las fichas de scrabble y a Charles Manx, un viejo decrepito que puede viajar a un lugar imaginado por él a bordo de un Roll Royce Wraith de 1938 con la matricula NOS4A2.

Manx viaja a Christmasland, y lo suele hacer con niños a los que secuestra y ayudado por un degenerado tipo con una mascara de gas que dispone de las madres de los niños secuestrados a su antojo. Vic y Manx se encuentran cuando esta atraviesa su adolescencia y el enfrentamiento es definitorio para ambos.

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Han pasado los años, Vic aparte de carne de psiquiátrico y politoxicomanías, es madre de un niño al que ella y su frikoso padre han llamado Bruce (Wayne  de segundo nombre) y Manx que lleva años en la cárcel y en coma, despierta y ahora querrá llevarse al hijo de Vic a Christmasland.

Tremenda novela. La he disfrutado mucho y alcanza cotas de sordidez muy enfermizamente disfrutables, aparte de las frikeces continuas, desde cómics de DC hasta cosas solo entendibles por Browncoats , pasando por juego de tronos, Lovecraft a través de su mismo “Locke & Key”, cosas de libros de su padre, etc… Me gusta como escribe este tipo y me gusta lo mal que está de la cabeza.

Muy recomendable y por cierto, ya que también es guionista de cómics, hay una precuela en 6 grapas de IDW titualda “The Wraith” recién terminada, que va a publicar Planeta DeAgostini dentro de poco.

Mi puntuación en Goodreads  really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)

Libros de 2014:

  1. El Juego de los Vor (Vorkosigan Saga #6) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  2. El Último Buen Beso (C.W. Sughrue #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  3. El Regreso de Driver (Drive #2) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  4. Condenada (Damned#1really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  5. Intemperie really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  6. Las Puertas de R’lyeh really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  7. Batalla de Reyes (Profecía de Merlín #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  8. El Pato Mexicano (C.W. Sughrue #2) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  9. El Paciente really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  10. Changes (The Dresden Files #12) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  11. Ghost Story (The Dresden Files #13)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  12. Cold Days (The Dresden Files #14) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  13. The Spook’s Battle (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles #4) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  14. En el bosque, bajo los cerezos en flor really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  15. El caso del Anillo (Fire and Ice #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  16. El Diablo a Todas Horas really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  17. Un minuto antes de la oscuridad really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  18. Fundación (Fundación #1, orden de publicación) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  19. Muerte de un Imperio (Profecía de Merlín #2) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  20. Red de Traiciones (Profecía de Merlín #3)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  21. Divergente really liked it (my current rating)
  22. Perfume de Hielo really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  23. La Tregua really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  24. Kokoro really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  25. La rubia de ojos negros (Philip Marlowe #10) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  26. Northumbria, El Ultimo Reino (Sajones, Vikingos y Normandos #1) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  27. Sueño del Fevre really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  28. Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15)really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  29. Nos4a2 really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)