Un grito de amor desde el centro del mundo
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Un grito de amor desde el centro del mundo

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La conmovedora historia de amor que ha enamorado a millones de lectores de todo el mundo.

Sakutarô y Aki se conocen en la escuela de una ciudad provincial de Japón. Él es un adolescente ingenioso y algo sarcástico. Ella es inteligente, hermosa y popular. Pronto se convierten en amigos inseparables, hasta que un día, por primera vez, Sakutarô ve a Aki con otros ojos, y la am...more
Mass Market Paperback, 190 pages
Published June 3rd 2009 by Punto de Lectura (first published 2001)
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Aererion // Javi
(4.5) Es un libro PRECIOSO. Se lee en un suspiro, engancha a pesar de tener un ritmo lento, y la prosa del autor, siendo más poética de lo que podríamos imaginar, nos enamora creándonos un aluvión de sentimientos en cada página. Una maravilla que recomiendo a todo el mundo.
Natasha Castillo
Si quieres leer una historia de amor dramática, sentimental y hermosa, debes de leer este libro. Es fantástico, trágico, lo mejor es que ya te predisponen a la tragedia. Me encanto la manera en la que se narra en primera persona, sientes y vives todo lo que el personaje está viviendo. Muy conmovedor, y llore más de una vez con sus páginas. Muy fácil de leer, muy especial y reflexivo.
Ciscananda
Estoy molesta. Muy, pero muy molesta. Esperaba CUALQUIER cosa menos esto. Aaarrggh, ¿por qué me hicieron creer que se trataba de una simple ―épica― historia de amor? ¿Por qué alguien no se molestó en prevenirme de que la historia iba en realidad sobre el luto de un adolescente? Vamos, que no les estoy arruinando nada. Apenas abran el libro se enterarán de que ella está muerta.

El que me haya enterado a la primera del final es lo primero que me molestó de la historia. O sea, hay un montón de libro...more
trang
Long enough to be a well-told story, yet short enough for readers not to fall asleep. I intentionally took the book from my roommate's bookshelf as a type of sleeping pill when the computer was not available, keeping in mind the idea that "this is gonna another stupid love story". I even kept calling it "Socrates in Hell" as my personal habit of sarcasm for love tends to grow years after years.

The book turned out to be great! In terms of small details, Katayama's story telling is unbelievable, c...more
Zun
Cốt truyện, theo ý kiến cá nhân, không có gì đặc biệt, hai học sinh học cùng nhau cấp 2, rồi lên cấp 3 yêu nhau. Bất hạnh ập xuống, người con gái bị mắc bệnh máu trắng (khá tương đồng với nhiều phim truyền hình Hàn Quốc :D). Người con trai cô độc nhớ mong cô gái. Hết.

Điều hấp dẫn để t vẫn đánh giá truyện này 2 sao là bởi cách tác giả xây dựng hình tượng nhân vật chính, cụ thể là theo mình ở đây là nhân vật nam. Từ một đứa trẻ con (hê hê, học sinh lớp 8 với con giai vẫn là trẻ con nhở) đến một n...more
Mai Lien Nguyen
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Gertrude & Victoria
Katayama Kyoichi's short but charming novel, Socrates In Love, is refreshing look into the sentiment of love, loyalty, and loss, through the eyes of two young high school students.

The main character, Sakutaro or "Saku-chan" and Aki, his girlfriend, are junior high school friends. After they enter high school they begin to realize the mutual feelings they have had for one another, which grow stronger with each new day. They are happy. However, with the sudden and unexpected news of Aki's serious...more
El Templo de las Mil Puertas
"Mientras que hay historias que son sólo para adultos y hay otras que por el contrario sólo disfrutarían los niños, estamos convencidos de que una historia en la que el amor y el cariño son los protagonistas puede ser disfrutada por todos. Es el caso de Un grito de amor desde el centro del mundo, del cual te hablamos en esta ocasión. Esta novela de Kyoichi Katayama, que ha resultado ser un éxito de ventas en todo el mundo, llega por fin a España publicada por Alfaguara. En ella el autor nos narr...more
Van Nguyen
Một trong những thói quen mua sách của tôi là chọn lấy quyển nào có bìa đẹp. Socrates in love là cuốn sách có bìa đẹp nhất mà tôi thấy trong lần lượn phố mua sách của mình cách đây hơn một năm. Hình hai cô cậu học sinh được trình bày bằng hai màu đen trắng giản dị cùng với mặt trời đỏ nổi trên nền bìa trắng giống cờ Nhật khiến tôi thích thú. Quả thật, cả về hình thức lẫn nội dung, quyển sách đã thu hút tôi cho đến tận những trang cuối cùng.

Câu chuyện mở ra với một nỗi đau mất mát của cậu học sin...more
Jamie
In the novel Socrates in Love, an average boy named Sakutaro Matsumoto meets a girl who changes his life forever. As they get to know one another, they began to discover feelings like no other. Their relationship was perfect; he loved her and she loved him. When life couldn’t get any better, it got worse, Aki was diagnose with leukemia. Now, in a world without Aki, Saku struggles to let go as he lingers in the past, trapped in his own beloved memory of Aki.

The theme of this novel is, “lingering...more
j_ay
So I’m sitting in a German-speaking country, and see a Japanese guy reading the new Haruki Murakami book, in Japanese, on the tram. I make a comment which sparks a conversation which reveals he hated _Norwegian Wood_ and said everyone should really be reading *this* book.
Well, as I’m not 16 years old (and neither was this guy), and I also feel that most 16 year olds would not handle themselves the way the characters in this book did, I was not at all impressed. Typical “love” and “loved one die...more
Melissa
Melissa Wickelhaus
Romance
Socrates in Love follows the story of Sakutaro Matsumoto as he falls in love with his classmate Aki Hirose. Full of innocent love, it’s a typical high school romance until Aki falls ill with leukemia. It is a tale of young love, devotion through difficult times, and loss. The tale is somewhat different from other romances, in that it is told from the male perspective. The characters are well developed, even some of the side characters such as Sakutaro’s grandfather and b...more
Kendappa
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Carlos Bennett
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Alessandro
....esattamente il libro che non dovevo leggere in questo momento...

Ogni volta che venivo trascinato da questi ricordi, il mio cuore bruciava, come la pelle scottata dal sole estivo. Ogni giorno era un nuovo giorno, e io vivevo in un tempo distorto.
Avevo perso la sensazione che qualcosa potesse proseguire, estendersi, evolversi.
Vivere, cioè esistere attimo per attimo, significava solo che c'ero in quel momento.
Nessun futuro, nessuna prospettiva si apriva davanti a me.
Nel passato si ammassava...more
Herman Gigglethorpe
This is a short and fairly interesting read. The plot itself is a fairly standard tragic romance between two Japanese teens named Sakutaro and Aki. Aki dies of leukemia, and throughout the book Saku is narrating both his time spent with Aki and the emptiness of his life without her. Think of it in a way as a "New Moon" done right.

Many reviewers said that the leads did not act like teenagers, but I would hold off on that judgment. For all I know, Japanese teens may be a lot more introspective (an...more
Surymae
Qualcuno dica all'autore che narrare una storia delicata e straziante non fa rima con pressapochismo e banalità. Narrare il dolore non significa buttare giù qualche frase fatta, che non lascia nulla. Non significa nemmeno scegliere deliberatamente, per la storia straziante, personaggi deboli, che si sa che in ogni modo causeranno commozione al lettore. Rendere giustizia ai personaggi adolescenti, resi spesso come dei perfetti idioti nei libri, non significa fargli fare discussioni filosofiche ch...more
Shirely
This was actually the second time I’ve read this book. The first time was shortly after the English translation was released, so I’ll say 6 or 7ish years ago. I might have been old enough to drink, had a full time job and was less than a year away from finally moving out on my own back then but I was still, by all accounts, a child. That young woman worshiped this book. When my slightly older self finished this book though she merely shrugged and said, “It’s good but I’ve read better.”

I actually...more
York
cursi y nipón, así me pareció mientras lo inicié, y así terminó.

Está bonito, es un lindo vistazo a la cosmovisión de la literatura japonesa de esta última mitad del siglo, te ayuda a darte cuenta de que Murakami le debe mucho a bastantes autores poco conocidos de este lado (lo cual no es novedad), pero tampoco alcanza a parecerme ya extraordinario, no estuvo mal, y así.
Martha Chalé
3.5 stars. I liked it. The story got me and got into my heart.

why 3.5 stars then? because of the ending!!! the ending is just as important as the beginning!! the beginning hooks you to keep on reading but the ending! the ending will decide your opinion on the book.
I wasn't expecting a great mysterious ending, I mean the story is easy to read, easy to follow and doesn't hold a great mystery, but I wasn't expecting a little bit more of explanation. A bit more of everything...

the story is cute, fun...more
Dany
Un hermoso libro, es raro porque aunque desde el primer instante sabes lo que va a pasar, cuando sucede no puedes creerlo, te haz encariñado tanto con ellos que no crees que asi termine, por un momento tu mente dice y si algo cambio... y si pueden vivir felices.
PERO NO! D:

¨Las personas que encuentran dentro de sí mismas la facultad de enamorarse hacen un descubrimiento más importante que los que han ganado el Premio Nobel. Y si no se da cuenta, o si no quiere darse cuenta, el ser humano es mejor...more
Lewis Rimá
Uno de los mejores libros que he leído en toda mi vida. Hermoso, no hay más.
Cynthia Santiago
Saku y Aki son dos jóvenes japoneses que se conocen en la secundaria e irremediablemente se enamoran. Mientras van descubriendo nuevas experiencias y planeando un futuro juntos, la vida les demuestra que no todo sale según lo planeado y mucho menos cuando una enfermedad aparece en su camino.
Es una historia que ya había tenido la oportunidad de leer hace algunos años pero que en esta segunda lectura simplemente he vuelto a amar, ¿triste? sí, pero llena de lecciones de vida que nos enseñan que a...more
Angie
¡Hermoso libro! Estoy sin palabras, no sabría cómo definirlo D:
Galia
2/5 estrellas.

Definitivamente lo mío no es el romance. Por más que intente identificarme con la situación, con los personajes. No, nunca sucedió. No es un mal libro, esta bastante bien escrito y es corto, nada pesado, se lee muy rápido e incluso algunas partes son hasta divertidas.

Pero el libro se me hizo demasiado...filosófico. Demasiado profundo y rebuscado. Me cuesta creer que los adolescentes, por más enamorados que estén o más maduros que sean, se expresen de esa manera o piensen todas esas...more
Doan Huong
Sinh nhật của Aki là ngày 8/12, sinh nhật của tôi vào 20/12. Từ khi tôi sinh ra, chưa một ngày nào tôi tồn tại trên đời này mà không có Aki….

Tôi cứ nhớ mãi câu nói này của nhân vật nam chính.

Cảm giác từa tựa như đọc Ánh trăng hay Kitchen của Banana Yoshimoto, cảm xúc nhè nhẹ, dịu dàng, mà xúc động sâu xa. Và cả luyến tiếc. “Giá như…..”

Tôi tin rằng dù chỉ sống 17 năm, nhưng Aki đã rất hạnh phúc. Một phần hạnh phúc của cô được mang lại từ người bạn, người yêu đầu tiên (và cũng là cuối cùng) kia...more
Uve
Esta opinión puede parecer un poco caótica, porque tendrá un poco del libro y otro poco (o mucho) de mi. ¡Que por algo es mi opinión! jaja

Tal vez si hubiera conocido la trama del libro (y no solo su sinopsis) no hubiera elegido esta lectura para estos meses de verano... para esta estación prefiero algo que no me ponga tan melancólica.



Más allá de la historia de Aki y Sakutaro, con una historia de un amor que nace, tenemos la historia de amor del abuelo de Sakutaro. Es una historia que aunque bo...more
Estefanía Peña
Este libro desde el año pasado lo quería leer, pero no fue hasta este año que lo leí ya que lo propusieron para el circulo de lectura.

Cada libro que yo comienzo a leer, es como si me embarcara en una nueva aventura y esta ocasión la aventura me lleva a Japón, de donde son los personajes de esta bella historia de amor.

La historia es algo triste, pero te pone a pensar que hay que aprovechar cada momento que la vida te da, hay que vivirla y no dejar las cosas para después, ya que no sabes si vas...more
Kathy Cordero
Si quieres leer más reseñas como esta puedes entrar al blog Apasionados por los libros

Cuando termino de leer un libro me ocurre algo muy característico, entro como en un instante de trance en el cual todo mi mundo se detiene y empiezo a analizar las cosas que el libro me hizo sentir.

Kyoichi Katayama cuenta una historia no solo de amor sino de introversión y sabiduría; cuenta la historia de Sakutarô y Aki quienes se conocen en el colegio y cuya amistad se convierte en un amor lleno de dulzura e...more
Meghan McInnis
Socrates in Love is about an average guy named Sakutaro who begins a relationship with the prettiest girl in his class, Aki. They date for two years without a hitch. Then, Aki is diagnosed with leukemia, and Sakutaro shows, more than ever, how much he truly loves Aki.

Okay, that synopsis did not do this book any justice. This is an all-time bestseller in Japan. There have been many adaptations, including a movie and a manga. Really, I'm sure if I lived in Japan everyone would have heard of this b...more
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See also 片山 恭一. Katayama was born in the Ehime Prefecture and graduated from Kyushu University. Katayama's first major book was Kehai (Sign). The book won the Bungakkai Newcomers award.

Katayama wrote the book Socrates in Love (also known as Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World). The book was adapted into a manga (illustrated by Kazumi Kazui), a film, and a Japanese television drama. Socrate...more
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“It’s not the parting or the absence that’s sad. You love them, and that’s why saying good-bye breaks your heart.” 72 likes
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