"I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you."
This is a strange book. It's meant for ch "I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you."
This is a strange book. It's meant for children, but has more depth than many novels written for adults, powerful in its simplicity.
When I was little, all I got out of it were the fantastic drawings and made up words. When I was in high school, I got a sense of hope and possibility despite some challenges, and an appreciation for its whimsy rhymes. Now in my mid 20s, I find that it also refers to real darker passages in life, such as Slumps after doing so well, heading towards places where you're basically just guessing at the right choice, the useless Waiting Place, and being all alone. This is not to say that the book is depressing, of course it has a positive, reassuring tone throughout.
Dr. Seuss talks in a gentle way about all parts of life, with the message that hardships and uncertainty are natural and in the end, life is about balance and carrying on with the best attitude and confidence. I think it's an inspiring book that is easily accesible to children for its lyricism and illustrations, but enjoyable for adults too.
"You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)"...more
Every character ends up isolated after reality trashes down their dreams of a different, better life. When two unlikely frieThis book broke my heart.
Every character ends up isolated after reality trashes down their dreams of a different, better life. When two unlikely friends fight to make their dreams come true, reality trashes them down too, and we can only assume the same pattern awaits.
I'd give it five stars for making me feel such a large amount of empathy for every single character (except Curley), but I can't look past its fatalistic approach to life. No matter how hard they try, these characters are doomed from the start by their sheer human nature. This book ended on a bitter inescapable note.
Also, somehow the way it was narrated hinted that the events from the beginning (the accidental killing of mice, the shooting of Candy's dog) were going to be mirrored. So, reading is a spoiler of sorts.
Of Mice and Men is a short book, but takes a hard emotional toll. Everyone should read this....more
Mario Benedetti. De los autores más reconocidos en lengua española, y simplemente no termino de decidir si me gusta o no. Sus poemas son muy "hit andMario Benedetti. De los autores más reconocidos en lengua española, y simplemente no termino de decidir si me gusta o no. Sus poemas son muy "hit and miss" conmigo. O los adoro, o los detesto.
"El mundo que respiro" es un poemario que habla desde la perspectiva de la vejez. Sus temas son la nostalgia, el olvido, la guerra, la tecnología, y la vida en general. Para quien guste de Benedetti, será un buen libro.
La mayoría de los poemas aquí son o demasiado simplistas para mi gusto, o absolutamente incomprensibles en sus metáforas. A veces me quedo colgando al final abrupto descubriendo que el poema no tiene sentido ni armonía, pero al final confundida porque la experta no soy yo. Sin embargo, hubo ocho poemas sobresalientes que me hicieron sentir que no había perdido mi tiempo con este libro, y gracias a esos ocho le doy tres estrellas. Esos son: Mundo que se deshace, Niño con Lluvia, La Poesía, Despistes, Últimas Palabras, Pertenencias, No Olvidar, y Estatua.
Hay mentiras que vuelan como albatros y otras que vibran como colibríes embustes enormes como aconcaguas y otros pequeñitos como tréboles
suele mentirse como se respira como se pestañea o se estornuda mentir en el amor es más difícil porque en el beso suenan las alarmas
la verdad es tan pulcra tan extraña como el atajo que atraviesa un bosque no obstante lo peor lo imperdonable es mentir en momentos decisivos por ejemplo en las últimas palabras...more