Voltei a ver recentemente o filme homónimo, de 2007, e tive vontade de ler o livro. Mas qual n...morePodem ler a opinião completa no blog Floresta de Livros.
Voltei a ver recentemente o filme homónimo, de 2007, e tive vontade de ler o livro. Mas qual não foi a minha surpresa quando descobri, logo nas primeiras páginas, que o livro e o filme quase nada têm em comum? Mas será que isso foi mau? Não, não foi!
A história está excelente, embora comece um pouco lenta e estranha, rapidamente o leitor se embrenha nela, no dia-a-dia de Robert e na sua solidão. O autor conta-nos um pouco do que se passou antes, mas mesmo muito pouco, que no entanto acaba por ser suficiente para o leitor adivinhar o que se passou com a esposa e a filha de Robert. Nesse aspecto achei que o autor foi brilhante, pois mesmo dizendo quase nada, acabou por dizer o suficiente. O resto, o leitor adivinha.
O Robert Neville que nos é apresentado no livro, a obra original, não tem nada a ver com o que aparece no filme, especialmente fisicamente, pois no livro ele é descrito como loiro de olhos azuis. Mas também a nível psicológico e social acaba por ser bastante diferente. Na verdade, nem os 'vampiros' têm muito a ver, em termos comportamentais. E nesta nota, pessoalmente, gosto mais dos 'vampiros' do filme por serem um pouco mais plausíveis, embora os do livro pareçam mais humanos. O que acontece é que os vampiros do livro estão singidos pelas regras 'antigas' (alho, cruz, água corrente, não poderem entrar nas casas sem serem convidados, etc). No entanto, adorei como o autor encontrou justificações científicas para tudo isto. Excelente!
Já no que diz respeito ao protagonista em si, acabei por gostar dos dois (do filme e do livro), por razões bem diferentes. O do livro consegue ser ainda mais humano que o do filme, mas também um pouco mais fechado no tempo em que foi criado. Não é, por assim dizer, uma pessoa que se pudesse considerar comum hoje em dia, em termos de pensamentos sociais, mas ao mesmo tempo não está datado. É apenas diferente e é-me mais fácil estabelecer empatia com o Robert do filme.
A escrita do autor é excelente e ele sabe como dizer apenas o suficiente e parece nunca subestimar o leitor. Ou seja, não lhe dá informação a mais, apenas a necessária, e assume que daí o leitor consegue ver o final. Eu adoro quando os autores fazem isso, e o fazem bem, como acontece aqui.
Em suma, "Eu Sou a Lenda" foi um livro que adorei ler, com um excelente protagonista, uma história bem contada e uma escrita mais que agradável. Recomendo!
Dos contos, achei que os melhores foram: "Presa" e "Os Filhos de Noé"(less)
More than two years after I read the first volume o this saga, the characetrs were still very presen...more Podem ler a opinião completa no Floresta de Livros
More than two years after I read the first volume o this saga, the characetrs were still very present in my mind, so it was very easy to return to Suze's life.
Overall, I loved this book and its adventures. It made me laugh, more times than I expected. The central characters were intersting, but, the other characters (the ones that only appear on this volume) lacked depth and interest. it's a shame actually.
Also, I'm really not a fan to so many brand names and pop-culture refernces. It's so ... outdating to the book, and it sure could live without that.
All in all, it was a good read, and I'll definetly read the remaining ones.(less)
I'm not sure if it was the ammount of expectations I had on this book, or simply something else, but the fact remains I did not enjoy it as much as I...more
I'm not sure if it was the ammount of expectations I had on this book, or simply something else, but the fact remains I did not enjoy it as much as I was hoping.
The mistery had its "appeal", but its resolve didn't come to me as a surprise. I envisioned every turn before it came, and that was slightly dissapointing. Still, the two main characters were well explored, but unfortunetly the remaining ones weren't. In a book this size, I was hoping for some major character development, both on the protagonist and the "villains", but the later ones did not get it. Another thing that really bugged mer in the first half of the book, was the huge ammount of info-dump. I hate info-dump! And I guess that was the thing I liked less about the book.
Still, it was an enjoyable read and the second half of the book did manage to grip my attention (unlike the first). So I guess I was hoping for more, but am not completly unhappy with what I got.(less)
I surrendered to this beautiful novel in the first pages. The writing, the story-telling, the imagi...more Podem ler a opinião completa no Floresta de Livros.
I surrendered to this beautiful novel in the first pages. The writing, the story-telling, the imagination, but most of all, the feeling of visiting the cities, being there when Marco Polo described each street, each window, each person, was amazing.
I truly loved this book, and I hope to reread many times in the future. Truly a masterpiece!(less)
It was a good book that let me wondering until the very end, but it wasn't as suspenseful as I'd hope and it contained a lot of scenes that, in the en...moreIt was a good book that let me wondering until the very end, but it wasn't as suspenseful as I'd hope and it contained a lot of scenes that, in the end, were completely unecessary.(less)
I really found the narrative voice boring and sluggish. With time I got used to it, but it still bothered me a littl...morePodem ler a opinião completa AQUI.
I really found the narrative voice boring and sluggish. With time I got used to it, but it still bothered me a little. One thing I can say, the characters are all realistic, with virtues and flaws, but still I can't really like any of them. Still, I was expecting someting more out of this book. It's not dissastifying, but it's no "wonder" either, and yet, I feel compelled to read the sequel ... someday.(less)
Em suma, foi um livro excelente, que não é nenhuma obra-rima, mas que entretém, e muito. Um excelente livro que dá g...morePodem ler a opinião completa AQUI.
Em suma, foi um livro excelente, que não é nenhuma obra-rima, mas que entretém, e muito. Um excelente livro que dá gosto, que nos deixa intrigados e na expectativa. Só espero que no próximo livro explorem mais o Capitólio, os rebeldes, e os relacionamentos da Katniss, que começaram a aquecer no final. Recomendado! (less)
This is the first book I read by this author and I have to say it wasn't as feminist or as bad as I feared (having into account what most people said about it, and on that accound I have no idea why this book is so under-rated on Goodreads O.O).
I liked the almost 'essay' tone of this book and the base story was very interesting and well used most of the times. I do feel like the author managed to be feminist but not in a degrading way for men. It was easy for me to see some of the 'flaws' associated with both men and women (and as a woman I can't deny I have some of these), but all in all I think the author incorporated both the best and the worst that divides and separates both genders.
The roman part of the story was also very interesting, maybe even more than the rest, possible because of the narrative tone used, much more personal and confident, whilst the 'origin' story was more distant (which is excusable, having into account this tries to be a story based on 'supposed' real events, and usually the further back the story goes, the less detail we have).
All in all it was a good read, with some very interesting concepts and ideas, but an execution that could still be better and more engaging.(less)
I read 52 out of 220 pages and I couldn't go any further. Fanny Hill's writing is not to my linking. The author focused so much on describing the sex s...moreI read 52 out of 220 pages and I couldn't go any further. Fanny Hill's writing is not to my linking. The author focused so much on describing the sex scenes and the looks of the characters, that he forgot everything else. I really don't like it when the author constantly tells me everything as he sees it, instead of showing me and letting me fell whatever I want. The "show, don't tell" is definetly amiss here. Something else I didn't like were the words used. Trying so hard not to repeat himself, the author used expressions that really bugged me. Erotica is a hard genre to master, and this book was far from being enjoyable in the prose department (and it was worse yet in portuguese, despite the translator having done a good job). Besides, I just can't fandom the idea of a simple girl like Frances, actually acepting the life of a prostitute so easily. All in all, I just didn't find anything worth me reading it to the end.(less)
This wasn't an easy read, by any means, but after the first few pages, the narration and "O" (the p...morePodem ler a opinião completa no Floresta de Livros.
This wasn't an easy read, by any means, but after the first few pages, the narration and "O" (the protagonista) made it impossible not to finish the book (even if some scenes made me rethink that decision). What surprised me the most was "O"'s evolution during the book. It was so subtle, yet so well done, that by the end of the book I wasn't the least bit surprised that her motivation had changed completly (it was such a radical change, that it couldn've seemed forced, but it didn't).
It's a well writen, well thought out novel, with interesting characters and character evolution that is very well done. It's not a book for everyone, because it's very crude (it made me cringe at every page), but it compensates with the amazing characterization.(less)