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La ridícula idea de no volver a verte

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«Éste es un libro sobre la vida... apasionado y alegre, sentimental y burlón.» ROSA MONTERO.

Una narración a medio camino entre el recuerdo personal y la memoria de todos, entre el análisis de nuestra época y la evocación íntima. Son páginas que hablan de la superación del dolor, de las relaciones entre hombres y mujeres, del esplendor del sexo, de la buena muerte y de la
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 2013 by Seix Barral (first published 2013)
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Fefyy Antela
Wow, just wow...

I think I need a hug.
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Learned so much more about Marie Curie and the real woman she really was. Also, the author makes you really think about how we don't accept death and how the mourning process was for her and Marie. Excellent book which brought a tear or two when reading Marie's diary. Made me want to appreciate and love my husband a lot more ! ...more
Klaas Roggeman
Pretty interesting mixture between the author's mourning for her husband and a biography of Marie Curie, who also lost her husband at an early stage.

But damn those hashtags!
Leo Ferres
Mar 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
I love Marie Curie... but this is not about her, like at all.
Apr 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Las mujeres somos así... nos cuesta decir adiós... y de cualquier cosa. Ya sea la pérdida de tus aretes favoritos, de tus llaves, de dinero... o de tu compañero de vida; eso sí, a diferente medida... pero la mujer sufre. Eso de decir adiós, nos cuesta.

Resulta que Marie Curie escribió un diario sobre los días posteriores a la muerte de su esposo Pierre. La forma en que describe su duelo es devastadora y Rosa Montero sintió la urgencia de escribir algo sobre ella, porque es alguien que marcó histo
Kristof Verbeke
3 star rating. Not because I did not cry, not because I was not moved, not because the content is not great; just because the writing style is not the one I enjoy or like. But the book itself is worth reading, especially if you have lost someone dear or if you like science and want to know more about Marie Curie.
Francisca Moreira
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story of resilience, but also of social criticism and joous anecdotes. The writer tells us the stories of the duels of two mature women, and the challenges in being a female in times of Marie Curie and modern times. Wonderful, from the start to the end, and amusing to read despite the subject. Totally recommended!
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
The author incredible and the argument fantastic. Just can't say how good it is. ...more
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
If Death is the only thing that is going to happen to all of us, why is it that we don’t like to talk about it. In the USA most people use words as passing or gone instead died. Some eastern cultures accept death more and even celebrate it but westerns are obsessed with avoiding it at all cost. Rosa Montero writes about the difficulties of coping with the death of a love one through Madam Currie’s experience and her own.
Gladys Lopez
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book is like listening to an old friend talking about an impressive person with her personal comments and wisdom of someone who can relate.

In the beginning I thought would be about grievance and wasn’t sure about reading it. Then, page by page, i became interested in knowing more about the life of Marie Curie to the point that I could relate to her. That feeling of relatedness is given by the words of Rosa Montero... because convine the magnificent with simplicity in such way that
María Reyero
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels
A portrait of Marie Curie's life. It tells the story of the twice Nobel Prize winner's private and professional life at the turn of the 20th Century. The book portrays Curie's profound dedication to her research and career. In her husband and Nobel Prize co-winner in Physics (1903), Mme. Marie Curie found a wonderful and bright complicity. At his passing, the light in her life that came from their happy and fruitful marriage dimmed. Though more somber, Mme. Curie became even more devoted to her ...more
Alexandre Lestro
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I don’t know if it’s the best way to know the writer. The book is a kind of twisted stories about two important ladies and also lots of philosophical thoughts and the impact when lives are split by the event of death. It’s a very good book though and maybe a challenger to know more from Rosa. The letters from Marie Curie to her dead husband are so sad and deep.
Nov 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
Didn't like it. The part where the author deals with the death of her husband it's fine, but I don't think the narrative matches with the diary... It's just not connected. I think some of the comments the author makes about the diary entries and Marie Curie's life, diminish the importance and meaning. Also, I hated the hashtag thing. ...more
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's a good way to practice spanish as the words are easy to understand. The story of Marie Curie is really inspiring and an example of how the world still needs to improve a lot in the subject of feminism. ...more
Iliyana Parashkevova
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a surprise. I expected just another love romance with a title like this, but as they say "Never judge a book by its cover, or title." I loved the book and the honesty of the author!!! El libro me encantó!! :) ...more
It’s not the type of books I use to read.

Interesting story but Not liked the narrative.
Very strong and smart woman
It’s is hard to lose somebody you love and won’t see this person anymore.
Taciana Pontual
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For some reason I was really into this book. The writing is quite plain, but the insight that Rosa Montero gives us into the life of Marie Curie is absolutely fascinating. You can easily read it in one sitting.
Maria Eugenia  De Elizalde
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great view of life, death, love, guilt...
Sometimes la really difficult yo express any of those and Montero makes of it a masterpiece
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Angie Reyes
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-collection
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful written full interesting facts about the Curie's ...more
Paulyna Copado
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Marie Curie´s life is amazing! the book is not interesting by itself, the interesting is the way tha at least for me was to know the Marie´s curie life
Gabi Benevides
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i wish i could write like this
Gaby Lopez
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very good story/biography. The author transmits her pain through Marie Curie's pain. ...more
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think the author's perceptions about Marie Curie's inner life are spot on. Succint look at sorrow as well. Truth without sweetener. ...more
Andrea Alonso Sáenz
It is one of the best books I have ever read
Raquel Melendez
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book focuses on three things that were most outstanding to me.

The first one and more obvious is the life of Marie Curie, I think it speaks from a place of empathy to her and who she was in general, you do get to learn a lot of what she did and who she was, althought some people might find it annoying because it talks about her in such a human and flawed way that might make people uncomfortable.

The second thing it talks about is death and the mourning of a beloved person. In the books case
Omar Gonzalez Pena
This book shows a good synthesis of the human aspects not well known of the life of Marie Curie, since the author did a good literature research of her life. However, this book is pretty convenient for people without STEM education, because most of the people with a STEM education already know many aspects of the Marie Curie life. In the book, the author is speaking to the reader about how her life sometimes has been similar to the Marie Curie life as a woman; these author's dialogues have been ...more
Andrés Meza-Escallón
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nice but not great. It is not about the formidable scientists Marie and Pierre Curie but grieving, lose and moving on. The author uses her experiences and the widow Marie Curie's to explore losing someone really close.
Probably fantastic for someone that is experiencing mourning at the time of reading. However, I enjoyed knowing the personal, human side of people in love with science and discovery.
Roby Portilla
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Roby by: Andrea
This book is amazing. I had never heard of Marie Curie's life in such detail before, and the book isn't even about her. I have read books in first person before, of course, but this is entirely different. This is the author telling the story like she was sitting around a bonfire.

I want to consider this as a biographical opinion. Montero has always a comment for almost every aspect in Curie's life. I liked this book a lot. I can definitely recommend it.
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Rosa Montero Gayo is an award-winning journalist for the Spanish newspaper El País, and an author of general fiction and Children's fiction.


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