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)

Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15)

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Titulo Original: Skin Game
Autor: Jim Butcher
Publicación: 2014
Paginas: 455
Género: Mago y figura 
Serie: The Dresden Files 

Hemos llegado a tal punto de retraso con respecto a las ediciones en castellano, que prácticamente cualquier cosa que diga respecto a las circunstancias de la saga, es un spoiler en si mismo… y vaya que si han pasado cosas desde que la saga traducida se quedara en el décimo libro.

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Así que seré breve y críptico, en lo referente a como están las cosas en “mundo Dresden”. Digamos que Harry tiene varios problemas y circunstancias que le han hecho pasar el ultimo año alejado de Chicago y de absolutamente todo el mundo, al menos hasta ahora. Su llamemosle empleadora, tiene un trabajo para él y por supuesto bastante desagradable, pues va ceder sus derechos sobre Harry a uno de los enemigos mas peligrosos posibles y que lleva 2000 años jodiendo la marrana.

Harry deberá ayudar a uno de los caballeros Denarios, al mismísimo Nicodemus (e hija), en un atraco “dentro” (que no “al”) banco de la mafia de Marcone. Asi Harry será parte de un equipo de atracadores formado por gente con la que normalmente solo cruzaría hechizos, en cualquier otro momento.

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Esto no es mas que la premisa, puesto que lo que pretenden robar, ni está en el banco, ni pertenece a Marcone, ni le hace gracia precisamente. En fin, tendremos un poco de todo, planes, contraplanes, traiciones, contratraiciones, referencias frikosas, dioses griegos, dioses vikingos, inframundo, mercenarios, calentón de la corte de invierno y violencia (y un sable láser).

Puede considerarse un libro fuera de grandes sagas y guerras. Es mas una historia independiente, antes de lo que sea que vaya a pasar en un futuro y que requiera varios libros para solucionarse. Como siempre, tremendamente divertido y disfrutable, pero en mi opinión, un escalón por debajo de lo habitual.

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)
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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)
  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)

Sueño del Fevre

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Titulo Original: Fevre Dream
Autor: George R.R. Martin
Publicación: 1982
Paginas: 354
Género: Vampiros 

Estoy en una fase de cansancio de lectura… se ve que me paso de vueltas y me entra la flojera después, pero aun así ando esperando con ganas la publicación la semana que viene de la nueva entrega de Dresden Files y de mientras he querido darme una vuelta por el Mississipi por ver que pasaba por allí por el siglo pasado.

Y lo que pasa es que todo era muy degenerado y en ese mundo violento, esclavista, de bajos fondos y suciedad, se nos han colado los vampiros provenientes de Europa, pero con serias diferencias entre ellos. Tenemos a un dueño de compañía de vapores en apuros económicos y un providencial socio que puede salvarle de todos sus problemas. La única condición es que no se le moleste, ni pregunte nada de sus costumbres poco convencionales.

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Asi es como Abner Marsh y el extraño Joshua York inician una aventura comercial juntos, incluyendo la construcción del vapor mas lujoso y rápido que haya visto el Mississipi, el “Sueño del Fevre”. Pero las costumbres de York, sus escapadas y consiguientes retrasos para la ruta, crean fricción en la sociedad, hasta un punto critico.

Nos encontramos al amigo Martin metido en un fregado vampírico, bastante clásico pero bastante diferente a la vez, a lo acostumbrado. Conceptos con maestro de sangre, una especie de True Blood, los orígenes de los vampiros como raza independiente del homo sapiens, sus diferencias físicas con respecto a los humanos etc… son bastante interesantes y novedosos, pero sin que perdamos unos buenos colmillos por el camino.

Recomendable, sucio y pegajoso por momentos y lleno de vampiros de diferente calaña, lo cual siempre es un punto ganador en estos tiempos de extrema devaluación vampírica y con la extraña ambientación del mundo de los barcos del Mississipi.

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Northumbria, El Ultimo Reino

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Titulo Original: The Last Kingdom (Saxon Stories #1)
Autor: Bernard Cornwell
Publicación: 2007
Paginas: 436
Género: Novela Histórica 
Serie: Sajones, Vikingos y Normandos #1

No voy a negar que lo que me ha hecho leer el principio de esta saga, es lo mucho que disfruto de la serie Vikings y como tal, aunque las diferencias son notables, es a su vez una novela bastante disfrutable y violenta, como los tiempos que relata en el final del siglo IX.

La mayor diferencia con lo que vemos en la serie, es que aquí los Vikingos, mayormente llamados Daneses, ya que según aclara Cornwell, vikingo se refiere mas a una actitud y concretamente a cuando saqueaban…. no están de rapiña, sino a la conquista de Inglaterra reino a reino y entre estos daneses tenemos a Ragnar, sus hijos y sus hombres.

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El protagonista es Uthred, un joven Sajón, heredero de una buena plaza de Northumbria, que tras ver morir a su padre en un muro de escudos contra los daneses, carga infantil pero valientemente contra Ragnar. Ragnar lo desarma casi con la mirada y le perdona la vida llevándoselo, pues aprecia la bravura del chaval.

Y será Uthred quien nos cuente su historia. La narra ya siendo viejo, recordando su ajetreada vida, primero como Sajón y después como Danés, su aprecio mutuo por Ragnar y la vida danesa, los viejos dioses y la vida guerrera, viviendo en 2 mundos a la vez y entre 2 grandes hombres como el rey Alfredo de Wessex y el propio Ragnar.

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Muy recomendable, muy violento y muy interesante por ver esa proto Inglaterra empezando a formarse en la mente de Alfredo. La jeta danesa contra los píos, muy cristianos y temerosos de dios, Sajones. Ahora que ha acabado la segunda temporada de la serie, vendrá bien leer la saga para no enfadar a Odin.

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La rubia de ojos negros

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Titulo Original: The Black-Eyed Blonde
Autor: Benjamin Black (John Banville)
Publicación: 2014
Paginas: 336
Género: Negro
Serie: Philip Marlowe (Philip Marlowe #10)

El detective mas famoso del sucio submundo Angelino ha vuelto y es que al igual que pasó hace pocos años con Sherlock Holmes y “La Casa de la Seda“, nos encontramos con una novela oficial y aprobada por los herederos de Chandler, para que otro autor vuelva a traernos una historia de un personaje que murió con su autor.

Y eso nos encontramos ente manos, la 10ª novela del detective Philip Marlowe, enfrascado en una investigación que le llegara de manos de una femme fatale rubia de ojos negros, capaz de hacerle decir que si, a investigar lo que sea con tal poder volver a verla. Y lo que sea resulta en investigar la muerte de un amante de esta rubia fatal y trágica.

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Reconozco que no es mi tipo de novela negra, precisamente por ser tan clásica que hasta Bogart ha dado vida a Marlowe en “El Sueño Eterno”. Después de leer a James Crumley, reconozco que ese otro tipo de detectives aun mas degenerados, me llaman mas la atención, pero una vez dicho esto, reconozco que he disfrutado mucho del libro. Es posible que me anime a leer alguna de las novelas clásicas de Chandler, empezando precisamente por “El Sueño Eterno”. Muy recomendable y con frases lapidarias que resultan disfrutables y aun siendo capaces de crujirte como un trago de un mal whiskey en el momento adecuado.

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