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Oi. I kind of feel like an asshole for not liking this one. Because Julio Cortazar is an author I've been meaning to read. And a lot of people like his stories and novels a lot. This one just didn't do it for me.
Cortazar writes in symbolic and sometimes very beautiful prose. He describes these headaches he gets sometimes with painfully vivid detail. He likens the whole experience to one of taking care of some mythical creatures known as mancuspias. And as the mancuspias increase ...more
I have headaches. I had a headache when I was reading this. The descriptions of headaches were brilliant.
"So much for sleeping, no one sleeps with open eyes; we’re dying of fatigue but a little nod-off is enough to make us feel vertigo crawling, swinging in the skull, as if the head were full of living things spinning around and around inside."
"Yes, the headaches come on with a violence that can hardly be described. Sensation of ripping, of burning in the brain, in the scalp, with fear, with...more