Este año he tenido la oportunidad de leer libros excelentes,encantadores, trágicos y sobre todo, libros que te hacen recordar que el español es una deEste año he tenido la oportunidad de leer libros excelentes,encantadores, trágicos y sobre todo, libros que te hacen recordar que el español es una de las lenguas más lindas que hay en esta tierra. Junto con One Hundred Years of Solitude, La Sombra Del Viento tiene uno de los mejores finales que he leído, además un pequeñito tema en común.
A los 10 años, la vida del niño Daniel Sempere cambia para siempre cuando su padre lo lleva al Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados, un especial lugar en Barcelona en donde se guardan obras que nadie conoce. Allí, Daniel encuentra un ejemplar de un libro llamado La Sombra del Viento escrito por Julián Carax. Daniel, curioso empieza un viaje para descubrir el pasado de Carax, y porque alguien se ha tomado la molestia de quemar todos sus libros. En su viaje, encuentra misterios enterrados desde hace años,un cómico ayudante y el amor en donde menos se lo imaginaba.
La Sombra del Viento es un libro maravilloso, digno de ser leído múltiples veces. Se nota que es un libro con una trama bien pensada, que nunca deja de sorprenderte. Además de un final excelente y lleno de esperanza. ...more
It was a good read, not precisely exquisite but I enjoyed the narration. What I wanted to happen, never did so I finished reading with a bit of a badIt was a good read, not precisely exquisite but I enjoyed the narration. What I wanted to happen, never did so I finished reading with a bit of a bad taste in my mouth.
I'm hardly a fanatic of religious characters, in fact, I tent to dislike them. Margaret was a bit of an exception but I had to admit that when you read something through someone's pov you tent to want all the good things to happend to that character.
How historically accurate this novel might be, I don't know, but as a reading it's good, until you reach the last 50 pages, then it turns rather predictable and a tad tedious. ...more
Some might say Follett is not a great writer and let me tell you,if you aiming for some read that challenges García Márquez or Herta Müller you won'tSome might say Follett is not a great writer and let me tell you,if you aiming for some read that challenges García Márquez or Herta Müller you won't get that, this is not the book for you. If,however, you like dramatically told histories,a good setting,historical backgrounds and an enemy as old as there is, regardless of the mancraftship that some people say Follett lack(something I do not agree with),then, this is a book you'll surely enjoy.
I am myself a historical fiction fan, I like to read about past eras. I,also, like to read about people with different nationalities and that's something you'll get in Fall of Giants there are welshs, russians,americans,germans and some frenchs, and yet somehow, their stories intertwine and god only knows how much I love a book with characters that eventually interlace.( The Count of Monte Cristo,One Hundred Years of Solitude)
This books is big, it more 900 pages long, but it doesn't feel that way. The story just flows and if you know your history, you'll know what's coming as soon as the dates change and you'll find yourself dreading the big dates, hoping that something makes the course of history turn in a different angle, a better one. In the journey, the frustation that the characters feel can also become your frustation and their anger at the war and injustice,yours.
I also feel like this is Follett's way of telling the masses that politicians don't really care about us, that they only use us when they want to gain power. That we are just pawns in a deadly chess game. That we need to fight for a better society like Ethel,Bernie,Grigori and Billy did. But, hey, that's just me.
Fall of Giants is a grippingly told tale of faith,love,despair and tragedy in a dark time of human history. A story that will leave you thinking(and hopefully,questioning) about the world we live in, it will make you feel entertained and an the same time, somewhat educated. ...more