El Círculo

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Titulo Original: The Circle
Autor: Dave Eggers
Género: Distopía histérica
Publicación: 2014
Paginas: 448

Mi Notadidn't like it it was ok

Si le pongo 2 estrellas en vez de 1 es porque me lo he terminado sin dejarlo antes, pero  solo por eso. Y si lo he leído es solo porqué me lo recomendó mi padre y por la próxima adaptación al cine. Y eso que el genero distópico tiene su atractivo absoluto, pero cuando tiene algún mimbre y no una repetición de histeria galopante con una protagonista absolutamente estúpida y lamentable.

Al mas puro estilo de caraduras vendemotos como Coelho o Jodorowsky, este tal Eggers del que no he leído nada antes y dudo que lea nada después, nos plantea los peligros de la era digital y de un trasunto de Google en particular, a través de una distopía a la que todo el mundo va de cabeza sin que nadie, ya no solo la muy lamentable, en todos los aspectos posibles protagonista, sino nadie en el mundo, se pare a pensar 2 minutos. El punto culmen viene ya con “homenajear” a Orwell al plantear 3 máximas que en vez de ser neolengua, son ocurrencia al vuelo del personaje mas tonto de la historia, si si, la protagonista. En fin, una perdida de tiempo de 450 paginas, una oda a la ignorancia digital y una total falta de respeto por la gente en general.

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Mr. Mercedes

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Titulo Original: Mr. Mercedes
Autor: Stephen King
Género: Thriller
Publicación: 2014
Paginas: 496

Serie: Trilogía de Bill Hodges #1
Mi Notadidn't like it it was ok it was ok

Poniendo las cosas en su justa medida, no es lo mismo ponerle 3 estrellas a Stephen King que a otro autor. Simplemente quiere decir que para lo que suele ser él, aun siendo un buen libro y bastante adictivo, no es de lo mejor que tiene. Y eso que nos alejamos totalmente de cualquier elemento fantástico para meternos en un thriller sórdido de psicópata Vs detective jubilado.

Detective que volverá en 2 libros mas hasta completar una trilogía, aunque no enseguida porque aun estamos a falta de publicación en español de su ultimo libro y segundo que publica en 2014, titulado “Revival”. En Mr. Mercedes tenemos a un psicópata que atropella con un Mercedes robado a un montón de gente que hace cola para intentar acceder a un empleo, matando a unos cuantos. Nunca es detenido y el detective asignado al caso se jubila y mantiene una vida solitaria y desdichada hasta que Mr. Mercedes (el psicópata) le manda una carta instándole a que se suicide.

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No hace falta saber mas de este juego del gato y el ratón tan sórdido por una parte, como típico por otra.. una extraña combinación. El libro funciona, hay personajes mejores y peores y como siempre los mas desequilibrado, que no quiere decir que sean los malos necesariamente son los mas atractivos, pero el conjunto deja un poco frío, aun a pesar de ser disfrutable. Simplemente es un libro que podría ser mas de John Verdon que de Stephen King.

El Marciano

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Titulo Original: The Martian
Autor: Andy Weir
Género: Ciencia Ficción
Publicación: 2014
Paginas: 408

Pues parece que este va a ser el ultimo libro reseñado del año. Tras las muchas alabanzas al libro, tenía el hype subido y al final pasa lo que pasa y no puedo darle mas de 3 estrellas. Quizás si me hubieran regalado el libro como a la mayoría de los que escriben reviews, mi opinión no sería tan quisquillosa, pero es que por los 10€ que pagué en su versión digital, esperaba algo mas y al fin y al cabo entre explicaciones científicas y chistes, se nos quiere distraer del hecho principal, que es sencillamente que no pasa gran cosa.

Que para ser un escritor novel y teniendo un tema de naufrago en Marte, tampoco es que puedan pasar millones de cosas, pero el tono de la novela me ha acabado por cansar. Tras superar una primera parte muy pesada con el tema de la botánica y de los malabarismos que ha de idear el protagonista para sobrevivir, la cosa remonta un poco en cuanto pone en marcha su plan, pero aun así, no he llegado a conectar con el astronauta en cuestión.

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De lo que trata el libro es de una misión de 2 meses en la superficie de Marte que ha de ser cancelada por una supertormenta de arena. Mark es el ingeniero y botánico de la expedición, pero es dejado solo en medio de la tormenta al ser dado por muerto, mientras sus compañeros abandonan el planeta. El problema es que no está muerto y cuando despierta se encuentra con un planeta muy hostil, pocos vivieres, sin comunicaciones y con una esperanza de vida realmente corta.

Para finales de 2015 tendremos la película, dirigida por Ridley Scott con Matt Damon como el astronauta naufrago. Habrá que echarle un ojo.

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  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)
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  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)
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  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)
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  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)
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  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)
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  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)
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  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)
  33. La llegada de los tres  (La Torre Oscura #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)
  34. Las Tierras Baldías (La Torre Oscura #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) really liked it (my current rating)
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  36. El Viento por la Cerradura (La Torre Oscura #4.5) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
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  39. El Rumor de los Muertos really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
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Redshirts

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Titulo Original: Redshirts
Autor: John Scalzi

Género: Meta Ciencia Ficción
Publicación: 2012 (Premio Hugo 2013)
Paginas: 320

Sigo en esta pausa de la torre oscura, dándole hueco a la ciencia ficción y hoy toca con tono meta satírico de mano de uno de los nombres ilustres y con el Hugo del año pasado bajo el brazo.  El que os escribe es bastante trekkie, asi que no podía dejar pasar este libro que trata uno de los pilares de la ciencia ficción televisiva. El caballo del malo siempre es mas lento, los Stormtroopers y Tie-Fighters siguen fallando tiros a bocajarro 30 años tal como puede verse en trailer de Star Wars VII y por supuesto, en Star Trek clásico, el de la camiseta roja, siempre muere en las misiones. Son pilares que sujetan el mundo de la ciencia ficción tanto como una tortuga gigante sostiene nuestro mundo sobre su caparazón.

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Pero no estamos ante Star Trek, sino ante otro mundo similar y bastante parecido. Y en ese mundo y en el siglo XXV, el alférez Dahl es asignado a la Intrepid, nave insignia de la Unión Universal. Al poco de estar allí nota enseguida el alto indice de mortandad de los novatos en misiones planetarias y unas estadísticas absurdas con respecto a 5 mandos en particular que siempre salen bien librados. Es mas, nota cosas incluso mas absurdas y parece que llegado a un momento de las misiones, nada tiene sentido lógico y parece que la gente hace cosas realmente estúpidas por las que muere. Maldita sea, ni siquiera el universo es lógico y se salta las leyes de la física según conviene. Así que el alférez Dahl y sus amigos se proponen llegar al fondo de este asunto de extremo absurdo y suprema mortandad, antes de que les llegue su hora.

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En fin, mucha diversión y descojone con meta ciencia ficción de la clásica televisiva y es que si algo se puede decir de este libro, es que te hace pasar un buen rato. Tiene algún pequeño bajón, pero muy esporádico en el conjunto, así que para cualquier trekkie con sentido critico, trekkers incluso o persona con sentido del humor es mas que recomendable.

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  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)
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  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)
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  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)
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  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)
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  33. La llegada de los tres  (La Torre Oscura #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)
  34. Las Tierras Baldías (La Torre Oscura #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) really liked it (my current rating)
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La Velocidad de la Oscuridad

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Titulo Original: Speed of Sark
Autor: Elizabeth Moon

Género: Ciencia Ficción
Publicación: 2003 (Premio Nebula 2004)
Paginas: 490

Hoy toca pasaros una recomendación de ciencia ficción, algo diferente, que me hicieron el fin de semana pasado. Aun estando fuera de nuestra zona de comfort en la ciencia ficción, esta novela ganó el Nebula hace 10 años y es que esta situada en un futuro cercano, mas o menos 20 años por delante nuestro (30 en el momento de publicación), pero en el que las diferencias son minimas y desde luego no son importantes, excepto en un aspecto. Y es que el protagonista y narrador de la historia, Lou Arrendale es un autista. Lou tiene unos 30 años y pudo tener acceso de niño a unas terapias de educación que le permiten ser una persona totalmente funcional, solo que a su manera.

Los niños autistas ya no existen, porque años después del nacimiento de Lou, se consiguió curar el autismo desde la etapa fetal. Por otra parte, los autistas mayores que Lou serian los que no tuvieron acceso ni a una educación eficiente de su problema y son autistas clásicos, por decirlo de alguna manera.

Lou trabaja con otros autistas en un departamento especial de una empresa farmacéutica, donde debido a la habilidad para identificar patrones, estos autistas hacen una labor importante de biocomputación. Tienen sus cosas, sus particularidades y desde luego no son “normales”, termino que se usa mucho, pero no son discapacitados. El caso es que por x motivos, estos autistas, Lou entre ellos se ven en la situación de tener que decidir si someterse o no a un tratamiento experimental que les curaría el autismo y les volvería, en teoría “normales”.

La verdad es que es un gran libro, muy “atrapante” y escrito por una autora de ciencia ficción que tiene un hijo autista. Ver la forma de pensar y el esfuerzo de tener que interpretar todo lo que hacemos y decimos los “normales” desde el punto de vista de Lou, es interesante, por no decir apasionante y los temas a los que se enfrenta a la hora de ser o no ser, son también intensos. Absolutamente recomendable lectura y aunque tiene puntos en común con “Flores para Algernon“, es muy diferente. No acaba ni bien ni mal, porque no se pueden aplicar esos términos aquí, pero si que te deja un poco triste, todo hay que decirlo.

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) 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)
  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)
  33. La llegada de los tres  (La Torre Oscura #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)
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  35. Mago y Cristal (La Torre Oscura #4) 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)
  36. El Viento por la Cerradura (La Torre Oscura #4.5) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  37. Lobos del Calla (LA TORRE OSCURA #5) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  38. Canción de Susannah (LA TORRE OSCURA #6) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  39. El Rumor de los Muertos really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  40. La velocidad 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) really liked it (my current rating)

El Rumor de los Muertos

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Titulo Original: El Rumor de los Muertos
Autor: Enrique Laso
Publicación: 2014
Paginas: 328
Género: Universo Lovecraft

He decidido hacer un pequeño parón antes de llegar al ultimo escalón de la torre oscura. No quiero todavía desprenderme del Ka-tet de Roland, así que voy a leer algunos libros entremedias, al menos este que hoy os cuento y otro. No se muy bien como llegué a este libro, pero creo que fue por Juan Gómez-Jurado a cuenta de que estaba a mitad de precio en Amazon.

Sea como fuere, el tema es que los asuntos de terror/thriller que tienen que ver con Lovecraft y su universo, me suelen ser muy atractivos y ya van cayendo varios en los últimos tiempos, como “Los Nombres Muertos“, “Infierno Nevado” o “Las puertas de R’Lyeh“.

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Esta vez lo que tenemos es una historia centrada en la búsqueda y los poderes del Necronomicon, resultando que es real y no solo una invención de H.P. Lovecraft, quien por cierto tiene un cameo en el libro. Así acompañaremos a un periodista en horas bajas, que recibe por parte de un millonario, el encargo de localizar el Necronomicon a cambio de solucionar de raíz los problemas económicos del protagonista.

Iremos saltando en el tiempo, desde la Castilla del medievo, al Damasco del poeta loco Abdul Alhazred y de como escribió el Necronomicon, pasando por la actualidad de la búsqueda y el pasado de los personajes involucrados en ella. Sectarios católicos, millonarios no tan excéntricos, personajes al borde del abismo, inmortales, seres mas allá de nuestra comprensión y hechizos de diversa índole son parte de lo que encontramos en esta novela.

Recomendable y disfrutable para quienes disfruten de estos temas donde la cordura se puede ir al garete en cada esquina.

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)

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  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)
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  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)
  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)
  33. La llegada de los tres  (La Torre Oscura #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)
  34. Las Tierras Baldías (La Torre Oscura #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) really liked it (my current rating)
  35. Mago y Cristal (La Torre Oscura #4) 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)
  36. El Viento por la Cerradura (La Torre Oscura #4.5) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  37. Lobos del Calla (LA TORRE OSCURA #5) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  38. Canción de Susannah (LA TORRE OSCURA #6) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
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Canción de Susannah (LA TORRE OSCURA #6)

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Titulo Original: Song of Susannah
Autor: Stephen King
Publicación: 2005
Paginas: 496
Género: Epopeya Kingniana
Serie: La Torre Oscura #6

“Dead was the gift that kept on giving. Dead, like
diamonds, was forever.”

A estas alturas comentar algo del argumento es casi absurdo. Quien ha leído la saga ya sabe por donde vamos a estas alturas y quien no la ha leído, le sonaría a chino, en caso de que le importara minimamente. Este parece uno de los libros peor valorados de esta historia y yo le voy a dar 3 estrellas y media, pero tampoco menos.

Evidentemente, al empezar a leer la saga a toro pasado y poder hacerlo del tirón, no tengo ese plus de frustración de quienes han esperado años y años a cada nuevo tomo para acabar encontrando algo que no llegaba a lo que esperaban y/o construían en sus cabezas. Eso es cierto, no tengo esa frustración y quizás por ello estoy disfrutando de forma continua con cada una de las etapas de este viaje.

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Aun así también es cierto que es el libro mas flojo hasta el momento, pero porque tampoco cuenta tanto, aunque lo que cuenta ha sido para mi muy disfrutable, con especial énfasis en las partes de metaliteratura donde en el propio Stephen King es un personaje de la historia a modo de casi un profeta del Ka. Voy directo al desenlace, del que siempre he oído que es lo peor de la saga, pero iluso de mi y aun conociendo el punto débil de King con los finales, dudo que me indigne demasiado. El Ka es una rueda, de la misma manera que la Torre Oscura está siendo un camino, no un destino.

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

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  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)
  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)
  33. La llegada de los tres  (La Torre Oscura #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)
  34. Las Tierras Baldías (La Torre Oscura #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) really liked it (my current rating)
  35. Mago y Cristal (La Torre Oscura #4) 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)
  36. El Viento por la Cerradura (La Torre Oscura #4.5) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  37. Lobos del Calla (LA TORRE OSCURA #5) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)
  38. Canción de Susannah (LA TORRE OSCURA #6) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating) really liked it (my current rating)