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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Kokoro

 by Ito Shinsui

Titulo Original: こころ
Autor: Natsume Sōseki
Publicación: 1914
Paginas: 373
Género: Moralidad, culpa y secretos
Serie: -

Una vez mas hay que tomar la nota respecto a lo que me ha hecho sentir el libro y no como si yo juzgara literariamente las cosas, que luego se me enfada el personal si puntúo los intocables. Y le voy a dar 2 estrellas a Kokoro, porque se me ha hecho tremendamente cuesta arriba su lectura.

Nos vamos al Japón Meiji y a la generación justamente anterior a la de Mishima, que es un autor que si que disfruto, pero al que entiendo un poco mejor tras leer a Sōseki y es que, por ponerlo en termino sencillos, los japoneses han tenido una empanada mental muy grave toda la vida.

Natsume_Soseki_photoY este libro trata sobre esa empanada, esa moralidad mal entendida y los problemas que trae a las personas que se rigen por ella. En 3 partes bien diferenciadas el autor nos presenta a un joven que descubre a una persona madura a la que se pega como una lapa y a quien conoceremos como Sensei únicamente. El conocimiento mutuo llevara  a Sensei a abrir su corazón al joven y contarle, en una extensa carta que supone toda la tercera parte del libro, su historia y el porqué de su manera de ser.

Muy cuesta arriba se me ha hecho, sobretodo por leer y ver a esa gente que se empeña en ser desgraciada toda su vida y extender su miseria a los que le rodean. No decir las cosas a tiempo, arruina las vidas para los restos y todo por culpa de ese palo en el culo llamado moralidad, pero que es simplemente tradición y servilismo.

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La Tregua

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Titulo Original: La Tregua
Autor: Mario Benedetti
Publicación: 1960
Paginas: 202
Género: Amar a los 50 
Serie: -

Después de la indiferencia de “Perfume de Hielo”, mejor ir a lo seguro. Pero desde luego, hay un termino medio entre la indiferencia y quedarte hecho una mierda. Y es que hay que tener el momento para leer según que cosas.

Benedetti nos presenta a modo de diario a lo largo de un año, la vida de Martín, contable de 49 años, viudo desde hace 20 años, hombre de rolletes de un día y con 3 hijos ya mayores, que esta a punto de jubilarse y eso le plantea ciertas dudas respecto al tiempo que va a tener entre manos.

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En ese ultimo año, entran a la empresa varias personas, entre ellas Avellaneda, una joven a la que ira mirando con otros ojos con el paso de las semanas y con la que descubrirá que no estaba tan muerto por dentro como pensaba.

Prácticamente hay que leerlo de golpe, por su duración y porque todo lo contrario de lo que ocurre con los personajes de Yoko Ogawa en “Perfume de Hielo”, aquí te interesa lo que siente y piensa Martín en todo momento. A pesar de su homofóbia y cierto machismo propio de la época, es fácil  ir con el cotilleando su diario salpicado con las palabras y frases de Benedetti. Eso si, no es la alegría de la huerta.

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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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Perfume de Hielo

Perfume-de-hielo

Titulo Original: 凍りついた香り
Autor: Yōko Ogawa
Publicación: 2001
Paginas: 320
Género: Soledad 
Serie: -

No se que esperaba encontrar exactamente, pero sea lo que fuere, no lo he encontrado en esta novela, primera que leo de Yōko Ogawa. Y mira que muy raramente se qué busco en los autores japoneses, pero también es cierto que en la misma medida, no suelen dejarme indiferentes y me temo que así es como me ha dejado “Perfume de Hielo“.

Reiko acaba de quedarse compuesta y sin novio. Estaba planchando sus camisas cuando una llamada telefónica le informa de que su novio, Hiroyuki, se ha suicidado. Apenas acababan de celebrar el primer aniversario de vida juntos y la noticia es totalmente inesperada, pues nada hacia suponer a Reiko que Hiroyuki pudiera llegar a quitarse la vida, envenándose en su taller de perfumería.

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La muerte de Hiroyuki, le servirá a Reiko para empezar a conocerle, puesto que según investiga, se da cuenta de que no sabia realmente nada de quien era, ni quien fue, el hombre con quien compartía su vida. Esto nos llevara con Reiko a conocer a la familia de Hiroyuki, a quien creía muerta y a saber que vivía con un genio de las matemáticas, un dotado patinador artístico y un tipo realmente hermético.

Me ha dejado frío. Me gustaría poder decir otra cosa, pero no puedo.

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

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  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)
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  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)
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Enemy

enemy

Título original: Enemy
Género: Taras, jodienda y telas de araña
País: Quebec / España
Año: 2013
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Protagonistas: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini
Presupuesto: - $
Duración: 90 minutos
Mi nota: 7,5 / 7,7 (IMDB) 

Complicado me resulta opinar sobre está película sin decir gran cosa. Lo mejor será dejar para los comentarios si alguno quiere comentar el qué y el porqué de la profunda tara mental que vemos en pantalla. Así que lo dejaré en un breve comentario diciendo que, en mi opinión y como ocurre siempre con Villeneuve,  la película merece mucho la pena.

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Y pena hay, porque te quedas con el culo torcido en grado sumo con el final y es que es una ultima cucharada metida hasta la garganta justo cuando tu estas digiriendo poco a poco el fondo de lo que estas viendo y el problema del personaje A de Gyllenhaal.

Solo diré que adapta una novela de Saramago titulada “El Hombre Duplicado“, que no he leído y que nos presenta a un profesor de historia, en un Toronto de lo mas desolador para el alma, que un día y de una forma un tanto sospechosa, llega a ver una película en la que un secundario muy secundario, se parece a él muchisimo.. vamos hasta en el blanco del ojo.

Enemy (2013)

A partir de aquí, se obsesionará con su doble actor y viceversa e iremos por telas de araña mentales dibujando un paisaje de…. en fin, de cosas que ya hablaremos en los comentarios, si procede. La peli es diferente, interesante, atrapante y dura lo justo. Jake Gyllenhaal, que no es santo de mi devoción, da el do de pecho con las 2 personalidades, y es quien nos lleva de la mano por sus mundos. Hay que verla, eso es así, porque Viileneuve no hace películas cojas, ni para cumplir la papeleta.