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Publicaciones sobre books (publicaciones antiguas, página 32)

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

Review:

Of course, in a tril­o­gy such as this one, the ar­gu­ment will be­come in­creas­ing­ly im­plau­si­ble as it goes, be­cause im­plau­si­bil­i­ty is com­pound­ed.

Con­sid­er­ing that, not bad.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

Review:

An in­ter­est­ing read. If you be­lieve in the the­o­ry that ev­ery book is a retelling of an an­cient archetype, I sup­pose this one is a riff on the The­seus/Mino­taur sto­ry.

De­cent char­ac­ter de­vel­op­men­t, en­ter­tain­ing sto­ry and writ­ing. All things con­sid­ered, I want to read the oth­er two books now.

Dark Tangos

Review:

It gets Buenos Aires ge­og­ra­phy about 80% right, the char­ac­ters don't sound mex­i­can, and there's on­ly two or three phras­es with mis­matched gen­der­s.

This may ap­pear to be faint praise, but trust me, it's head and shoul­ders above the av­er­age non-ar­gen­tini­an fic­tion in that re­spec­t, in­clud­ing (spe­cial­ly!) that writ­ten by oth­er span­ish-s­peak­ing writ­er­s.

The sto­ry it­self is sort of thin, and lays the mys­tic "tan­go is a dark dance" way too thick, but that was to be ex­pect­ed just from the ti­tle.

I got this as a free PDF from Bo­ing Bo­ing, and it's not bad.


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