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Books – El Eternauta

The only valid heroe is the heroe in group, never the individual heroe, the heroe alone. El Eternauta has become a classic of Argentinian graphic novels over the years, and there are more than one reason why we should pay attention … Continue reading

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Books – The War of the Worlds

Are we such apostles of mercy as to complain if the Martians warred in the same spirit? Encouraged by the Sci-Fi reading challenge I joined this year and accompanied by a love for classics, I decided to go to the … Continue reading

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Books – Pride and Prejudice

The misfortune of speaking with bitterness is a most natural consequence of the prejudices I had been encouraging. Pride and Prejudice is the story of five sisters whose mother’s only will is to see them well married. It is through the … Continue reading

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Books – Journey to the Center of the Earth

We see that science is eminently perfectible, and that each theory has constantly to give way to a fresh one. I’ve always admired Jules Verne for being so ahead of his time. Isn’t it amazing that he wrote about space … Continue reading

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Books – The Walking Dead

Things? You mean those monsters there are at the hospital? Who are you? What the hell is going on? I’ve never been that into zombie stories, but I happen to love the TV series The Walking Dead. I could watch … Continue reading

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Books – If on a winter’s night a traveler

You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino’s new novel, If on a winter’s night a traveler. If on a winter’s night a traveler (translated from the Italian Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore) is a very particular book. The protagonist is a … Continue reading

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Books – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Everyone has secrets. It’s just a matter of finding out what they are. Män som hatar kvinnor (translated in English as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)  was published posthumously after the death of its Swedish authour Stieg Larsson. Counting on … Continue reading

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Books – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany’s, then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name. The book by Truman Capote that inspired the timeless Breakfast at Tiffany’s is likely to surprise … Continue reading

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Books – Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

I think I’ll be able to read your heart. A couple of months ago, my aunt came in a visit and gave me a book by Japanese authour Haruki Murakami. It had a very strange title: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the … Continue reading

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Books – The King’s Speech

How I hate broadcasting. Sure enough everybody has heard of a movie called The King’s Speech, as apart from being pretty good, it turned out to be the big winner in the 2010 edition of the Academy Awards, calling the … Continue reading

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Books – The Imperfectionists

They had holes to fill on every page …and jammed in any vaguely newsworthy string of words provided it didn’t include expletives, which they were apparently saving for their own use around the office. After years of working as a … Continue reading

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Books – Water for Elephants

You didn’t just jump a train.You done landed yer ass on a circus, boy. The #1 New York Times bestseller Water for Elephants tells the story of Jacob Jankowski, a man who, during the harsh times of the Great Depression, … Continue reading

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Books – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Just don’t expect me to be all “Dear Diary” this and “Dear Diary” that. I already know that Diary of a Wimpy Kid is supposed to be a book for kids and that I’m not precisely one, but who cares! … Continue reading

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Books – Lord of the Flies

No grown-ups! Beautifully written by William Golding (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983), Lord of the Flies tells the story of a group of schoolboys who crash on an island and have to govern themselves. Everything seems paradisiacal … Continue reading

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Books – The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories

Ten fingers, ten toes, he had plumbing and sight. He could hear, he could feel, but normal? Not quite. Fictionworms is back with more of Tim Burton! Not to review his most famous works, but one of those which remain … Continue reading

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Books – The Book of Bunny Suicides

Little Fluffy Rabbits Who Just Don’t Want to Live Any More. Some years ago my aunt sent me an email which, as usual, included an interesting attachment she thought I would like. This time it was a file containing some cartoons … Continue reading

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Books – Stormbreaker

“You’re never too young to die” What could a fourteen-year-old teenager do to save the world? Well, since we know Alex Rider it seems that there are a lot of possibilities: Alex grew up without his parents, living with his … Continue reading

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Books – A Series of Unfortunate Events

Three kids with incredibly bad luck A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of thirteen books that tells the story of three orphans with very bad luck. Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire receive the terrible news of their both … Continue reading

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Books – Mr. Vertigo

I’ll teach you how to fly The story of a nine-year old orphan living in the Saint Louis of the twenties, who’s life would have been lost hadn’t Mr. Yehudi  appeared and made him an unusual offer. “I’ll teach you … Continue reading

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Books – Catching Fire

Let the 75th Hunger Games begin! Katniss Everdeen survived The Hunger Games. But… are they really over to her? Here is the review of the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins. Click here to read it! … Continue reading

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