Big Fish

23 02 2010

Título: Big Fish

Autor: Daniel Wallace

Obra adaptada: NO

Nivel: Avanzado

Review: If you are looking for a story full of adventures, fantasy and naturalness narrated with a magic realism, your book is Big Fish.

This is a story about the reunion between a father and his son, before the father’s death. In fact, it brings them closer together and the relationship becomes intense and admirable. Edward Bloom, the father, has turned his life and his stories into big adventures to such an extent he doesn’t know how to separate fiction and reality, human and myth. 

The book is carefully written, with amazing descriptions. The writer has made the good choice of creating a fantastic and readable novel which mixes past and present flawlessly.I t is an absolutely gripping novel, you can’t put it down. Don’t miss your chance to read it, it will make the time pass touching the deepest of your heart.

Valoración: 5/5

Sandra Lombao Alvarez  2ºNA



New Arrivals: Nation

4 12 2009

Título: Nation

Autor: Terry Pratchett

Obra adaptada: NO

Terry Pratchett’s familiar ability to create new worlds, to people them and provide them with a past, present, future and a coherent philosophy is wittily demonstrated in Nation. Mau’s world is literally turned upside down when a giant wave sweeps away everything he has known. His home has gone, the village has gone, the Nation, the sophisticated world in which he lived, has gone. And it all happened while Mau was returning from the Boys’ Island on his way to becoming an adult. Now a man, Mau has to construct a new nation from nothing, building on history and the advice of the Grandfathers, whose voices will not easily die down. But Mau isn’t quite alone; luckily Daphne, or Trouser Man, as Mau calls her, is also alive. How the two survivors must listen to the past even while they create a new future leads to boundless adventure.

Guardian.co.uk



Twilight

4 05 2009

Título: Twilight

Autor: Stephenie Meyer

Obra adaptada: NO

Reseña:   

About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him – and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be – that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.


Yes, this is all you could read at the back of the book if you take “Twilight” from a shelf in a book shop. Some people could think it isn’t enough to have captivated a million persons over the world but… to tell the truth Stephenie Meyer’s debut novel is already an incredible best seller!! Many critics have described this novel as “a vampire story for people who don’t like vampire stories”. And, to be honest, it doesn’t make you think about it?
At first moment, you can have the impression that it’s a romantic novel for teenagers but, its great and meticulous descriptions (thanks to which you can imagine yourself in Forks), and his fast rhythm, makes this book a good election to all publics: adults or teenagers.
The argument is quiet interesting and it grips the reader’s attention from the beginning (but I know my own opinion is quite subjective because I‘m a crazy fan of this vampire’s and forbidden love story).
Isabella Swan is a teenager who decides to move to Forks, at Washington State, to make things easier to her mother, Renée, who wants to travel with her new husband. This is the reason why she decides to go to live with her father, Charlie, who is the police chief, there, in Forks. When she arrives, she discovers a reason that allows her think the life in the small and rainy town can be interesting…this reason is called Edward Cullen. He’s a mysterious young boy who lives with his family, the Cullen, at Forks but they have a secret nobody should know…they’re vampires!! But they’re “good” vampires, if they can exist; because they only eat animal’s blood…it should be a guarantee, don’t you think so?
But as people say….love can support everything, and the affair between our two main characters progress…until the risks of their relation became so obvious when a group of vampires appears in Forks without good intentions….
I really recommend this novel…. I think everybody can discover something special in this book…so let’s go!!!! Start to read and go crazy with this mystery and incredible world where fantasy and reality are combined!!!

        

Valoración: 5/5

Alicia Sandez    2ºNA



New Arrivals: The Gargoyle

2 04 2009

Título: The Gargoyle

Autor: Andrew Davidson

Obra adaptada: NO

An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time.

The narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life. As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide—for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soul.

A beautiful and compelling, but clearly unhinged, sculptress of gargoyles by the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and insists that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly injured mercenary and she was a nun and scribe in the famed monastery of Engelthal who nursed him back to health. As she spins their tale in Scheherazade fashion and relates equally mesmerizing stories of deathless love in Japan, Iceland, Italy, and England, he finds himself drawn back to life—and, finally, in love. He is released into Marianne’s care and takes up residence in her huge stone house. But all is not well. For one thing, the pull of his past sins becomes ever more powerful as the morphine he is prescribed becomes ever more addictive. For another, Marianne receives word from God that she has only twenty-seven sculptures left to complete—and her time on earth will be finished.

Already an international literary sensation, The Gargoyle is an Inferno for our time. It will have you believing in the impossible.

Find out more at: www.amazon.com/Gargoyle-Andrew-Davidson/dp/0385524943



New Arrivals: Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga, Book 4)

28 02 2009

Título: Breaking Dawn

Autor: Stephenie Meyer

Obra adaptada: NO

Twilight tempted the imagination. New Moon made readers thirsty for more. Eclipse turned the saga into a worldwide phenomenon. And now, the book that everyone has been waiting for…. “Breaking Dawn”, the final book in the bestselling Twilight Saga, will take your breath away. It keeps you constantly wanting to know what will happen next! Stephenie Meyer continues her intriguing style allowing you to love the characters of Bella, Jacob, Edward and the rest of the Cullen family. All the main characters are gorgeous, loveable and have a unique personality of their own.



New Arrivals: Eclipse (Twilight Saga, Book 3)

28 02 2009

Título: Eclipse

Autor: Stephenie Meyer

Obra adaptada: NO

‘Bella?’ Edward’s soft voice came from behind me. I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running. He pulled me into his arms at once, and kissed me again. His kiss frightened me. There was too much tension, too strong an edge to the way his lips crushed mine - like he was afraid we had only so much time left to us. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which? Following the international bestsellers Twilight and New Moon, Eclipse is the much-anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer’s captivating saga of vampire romance.



New Arrivals: New Moon (Twilight Saga, Book 2)

28 02 2009

Título: New Moon

Autor: Stephenie Meyer

Obra adaptada: NO

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of an evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may just be beginning.

Legions of readers entranced by the bestseller ”Twilight” are hungry for more, and they won’t be disappointed by this gripping sequel. In “New Moon”, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. Passionate, riveting, and deeply moving, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.



New Arrivals: Twilight (Twilight Saga, Book 1)

28 02 2009

Título: Twilight

Autor: Stephenie Meyer

Obra adaptada: NO

Twilight is the story of Edward and Bella’s romance.  Forget any vampire romance you have read before, Twilight is so unique it is almost like it’s in its own genre.  The book is marketed at Young Adult readers but it has the ability to cross age barriers and will satisfy both teenagers and adults alike.