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Loop is a love story narrated from the point of view of a woman who waits for her boyfriend Jonás to return from a trip to Spain. They met when she was recovering from an accident and he had just lost his mother. Soon after that, they were living together. She waits for him as a sort of contemporary Penelope who, instead of knitting only to then un-knit, she writes and era ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Charco Press
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Paul Fulcher
Today I thought about buying wool and knitting needles so I can knit and and unravel while Jonas is coming back from his trip, but then I thought that writing in this notebook is a bit like a wool, because the lines are baby blue and the words, added in cross stitch, could even become socks or a scarf or a doily, and maybe I could unravel it all and then knit it and unravel it again while Jonas is coming back from his trip.

Loop is translated by Annie McDermott from the 2014 original Cuaderno
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Neil
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, sub-charco
"Don’t be alarmed if this isn’t going anywhere. Don’t expect theories, reliable facts or conclusions. Don’t take any of this too seriously. That’s what universities are for, and theses, and academic studies. Personally, I like cafes, bars and living rooms. Not to mention comfortable cushions. So nice and cosy."

After an unspecified accident, our narrator finds herself waiting for the return of her boyfriend who is away in Spain after the death of his mother. She makes continuous notes as she w
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julieta
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mexico, favorites
Siempre insisto en buscar nuevos nombres en la literatura mexicana, aunque confieso que para mi ha dejado una huella muy difícil de borrar una forma un poco setentera de escribir lo que yo veo como "a lo mexicano". Un poco rebuscada, en las palabras, en las historias, que siempre me causa cierto rechazo. A mi que me hablen de Rulfo, que es de mis escritores mexicanos mas amados, y que me sorprendan sin intentarlo, por favor. Lo siento, soy lectora y creo que puedo exigir aunque sea eso.

A eso vo
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Rebecca
I read up to page 35. The narrator, waiting for her boyfriend to come back from Spain, is explicitly likened to Penelope. She lets her mind wander at random, which leads to unrelated paragraphs about dwarves, David Bowie songs, her choice of notebooks, tiny things that happened to her, and so on. There wasn’t enough of a narrative to keep me interested.

Lines I liked:

“So is this the story of waiting? Waiting for Godot, waiting for Jonás? The difference between Godot and Jonás is that my love re/>Lines
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Jose Alexander
Este libro, este cuaderno, es el registro de lo que pasa cuando esperamos, cuando buscamos, cuando no sabemos si estamos subiendo o bajando, llegando o alejandonos, nadando en vertical, horizontal o diagonal, es el registro de las dudas, de las infinitas veces que nos preguntamos las cosas a la espera de que algo nos de la respuesta que, a pesar de todo, nunca será la definitiva.
Aleister Quezada
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El primer consejo que me dieron antes de tomar este libro era el de leerlo con paciencia. Y es el mismo consejo que puedo escribir acá. Más que ser pensamientos inconexos es la unión de todo aquello que está presente en nuestras cabezas y que nos llenan el día a día. Esta es la historia, como bien menciona Brenda, de una persona que espera, de una persona que no sabe si se aleja o si se acerca. Para leerlo hay que tener paciencia, y para disfrutarlo hay que leerlo poniéndole atención a los tópic ...more
Dianetto
Jan 09, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Al final sólo leí hasta la página 130 y las últimas 3 (para ver si el tono cambiaba). Me faltaron 100, pero es que no me daba la gana continuar. Era repetitivo, pretencioso y vacío."Pensamientos inconexos" advertía ya la solapa, pero aún así pensé que podría estar bueno.
Si la autora no es tu amiga (que seguramente tiene la misma edad, vive en la misma zona y estudió lo mismo que la protagonista del libro), no sé por qué otra razón te puede gustar. Lo siento.
Rodrigo Garcia Galindo
Me parece que Brenda Lozano no es muy popular entre los escritores jóvenes de su generación. En sus dos libros he disfrutado mucho su retrato de los pequeños detalles de la cotidianidad.
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Brenda Lozano nació en la ciudad de México en 1981. Narradora y ensayista, colabora en Letras Libres, entre otras publicaciones. Estudió Literatura Latinoamericana. Ha sido becaria del programa Jóvenes Creadores del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. Ha sido antologada en diversas ocasiones. Todo nada (Tusquets, 2009) es su primera novela.
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