Book Review: Cloud Atlas

Summary: Souls crossing ages like clouds cross skies. And Robert Frobisher wins my heart. Some book adaptions work so well that you’ll flutter towards the source material. Others are not as fortunate but, if the story is good, some will pick up the book to see what it’s all about. For me, Cloud Atlas, the […]

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On why literary snobbery is meadow muffins

Once upon a time, I ran into a work colleague who had his nose stuck in a book. If there is one thing book-lovers have in common (other than the love of reading), is our cat-like curiosity about the books someone else is currently having an affair with. So I asked him what he was […]

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Premier PC-440

2018 foi o ano em que amigos fantásticos me despacharam uma série de máquinas fotográficas de bolso, com as quais tenho cegado temporariamente as pessoas da minha vida. Depois da máquina sem marca (aka Máquina Chunga), segue-se a primeira fornada de uma Premier PC-440 que andava perdida num sótão algures e foi agora usada pela […]

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Criancinhas optimistas

Planificação de leitura para 2019 que, provavelmente, não vou seguir. 1 livro por mês, 5 dos quais do David Mitchell, ficando a bibliografia do senhor devorada Os restantes em português porque ando demasiado perra na minha língua materna. Na realidade, vou continuar a comprar livros que irei ler sem ordem nenhuma. Mas no Mitchell tenho […]

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‘Lady of the Sea’ – The Tale of the Devil’s Passage

(For the previous chapters, visit the Lady of the Sea‘s main page) Supper is always a pirate’s favourite time. After a hard day’s labour and maybe some plundering and canon-blowing, the men are finally able to rest their legs – be they wooden or otherwise – and gather around food and drink skillfully prepared by […]

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interpretações

– Eles acreditavam que uma pessoa, quando morria, aparecia outra vez. – Sim, as vidas múltiplas. os mini-primos, em conversa natalícia sobre o antigo Egipto

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Love affairs

Some books you’ll cary around only for a quick escape. They may be deep and engaging, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking but (be honest), they are like a casual date with an interesting someone whenever you’re able to fit them into your schedule. They fill in the spaces between home and work, or help you digest a […]

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