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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: El Impostor (La Mosca Muerta)

El Impostor (La Mosca Muerta)
El Impostor (La Mosca Muerta) by Antonio Malpica

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

El libro tiene una excelente premisa, aunque siento que me decepcionó un poco el final y la poca profundidad con la que se describe el mundo o en este caso la Ciudad de México, después del día del trabajo.Yo imaginaba que las implicaciones en un mundo así, serían mucho más intrincadas (y tal vez lo fueron, pero faltó describirlas), por ejemplo la falta de flores y plantas debido a que no hay animales que las polinicen o el posible canibalismo, como medio de supervivencia.
Me agradó mucho la historia pero creo que le faltó contenido.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Review: Ben Quiere a Anna

Ben Quiere a Anna
Ben Quiere a Anna by Peter Härtling

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Obviamente lo escogí por que el personaje principal tiene mi nombre, sin siquiera saber de que trataba el libro. Fue una grata sorpresa, un libro infantil, ligero y ameno, que retrata el primer amor de Ben quien pertenece a otra cultura y nivel o al menos así le dicen los adultos.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Review: Missy Tonight

Missy Tonight
Missy Tonight by Tom Lichtenberg

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I don't really know how I got this book, but what caught my attention was the atheist and sceptic tv show, because I really enjoy watching debates about creation vs evolution, life after death, theism vs atheism, etcetera.
Unfortunately this was addressed very little, instead somehow it became an absurd plot about two guys who want to work on TV and half way this pursuit meet an alien, wich was in my opinion unnecesary and irrelevant.

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Review: The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

To use one of the countless phrases repeated over and over again in the book. "It killed me, it really did", of boredom and exasperation that is. Boredom because the story goes nowhere and exasperation not only because of Holden's attitude but the way it is written (the teenage like writting).
I really can't see why people like this book, it is so repetitive and with such a flat story, that even the ending is weak. I get that it is probably a very accurate description of the mind of a sociopath and a cynical teenager, but that doesn't make it any more interesting, at least not for me.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction
Atheism: A Very Short Introduction by Julian Baggini

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It is indeed a very short book so I wasn't expecting any new thought or argument, but I do think that the author presents the arguments really well and to the point.
I specially liked the chapter about morality and I have to admit I didn't knew all those theories he talks about. I think is great that the author guides the reader at the end of the book to some other references, books and authors with much more to say on atheism.

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