ING-NA2: Lecturas recomendadas: THE BROOKLYN FOLLIES (Paul Auster)

septiembre 26, 2008

Nathan and Tom are an uncle and nephew double-act – one in remission from lung cancer, divorced, and estranged from his only daughter, the other hiding away from his once-promising academic career. Matters change when Lucy, a little girl who refuses to speak, comes into their lives…

“‘The Brooklyn Follies is Auster at the top of his game, sublimating the graft of writing into supremely effortless prose. His words are slinky and supple; his characters sing off the page.’ Alastair Sooke, New Statesman ‘No metaphysical writer can make you feel more like you’re being read a bedtime tale by a gentle, hangdog uncle… there is still a hint of the magical in the everyday events that he chronicles.’ Tom Cox, The Times” .


ING-NA2: Lecturas recomendadas: THE VAN (Roddy Doyle)

septiembre 26, 2008

High comedy set in north Dublin, which begins when unemployed Jimmy and his best friend Bimbo buy a decrepit fish-and-chip van. Billed as ‘a tender tale of male friendship, swimming in grease and stained with ketchup’, shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize. Of it, Dermot Healy, author of Sudden Times wrote: ‘I took up The Van one winter’s night and was laughing out loud. Doyle’s touch in dialogue is masterly but he also has a sort of resoluteness in pursuing the illusion as far as it will go. Into sordidness and on. The chip van of the title is described in intense detail. You can smell the oils, the chips. You can see the grease stuck to the walls. And behind the scenes some sort of fervent sorrow keeps driving the characters. Doyle is really a gifted dissident besides one of those rare things – a natural novelist.

ING-NA1: Lecturas recomendadas: THE BEST A MAN CAN GET (John O’Farrell)

septiembre 26, 2008

Some men are born fathers, while others have fatherhood thrust upon them. The protagonist of John O’Farrell’s The Best a Man Can Get imagine the lure of a child-proof hideaway, insulated from sleepless nights and dirty diapers. At the same time, Adams often wonders whether “just being tucked up warm and cosy” is really “the best a man can get”. With its charming prose and its truant protagonist, this first novel is sure to win over even the most belongs indisputably in the latter category. When his first daughter is born, Michael Adams imagines her as the warden of a prison that will permanently deprive him of his youth and freedom. Terrified by his new responsibilities, he regularly escapes to a bachelor pad across the Thames, pretending to be at work. Another child arrives–and with still another on the way, it is only a matter of time until Michael’s wife discovers his double life. At that point, he must make a choice between his family and his hedonistic haven. By turns hilarious and touching, O’Farrell’s book delves deeply into the anxieties of modern parenting. Yet the novel is not without empathy for the 21st-century father. After all, it’s easy to reluctant parent. –Greg Bensinger
Book Description
The hilarious first novel from the bestselling author of Things Can Only Get Better.

ING-NA1: Lecturas recomendadas: GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING (Tracy Chevalier)

septiembre 26, 2008

this drama, based on the best-selling novel by Tracy Chevalier, stars Scarlett Johansson as Griet, a young woman who takes a job as a maid for 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. After catching the attention of the reclusive artist, Griet quickly becomes his muse and the subject of his latest work, much to the dismay of Vermeer’s controlling, mistrustful wife. Contains strong language, sexual situations, and nudity.

ING-NI1- Lecturas recomendadas: ABOUT A BOY (Nick Hornby)

septiembre 26, 2008

When you’re 36, going on 18, life is about being hip, being cool, and embracing all that Mothercare has to offer …

Will is thirty-six but acts like a teenager. He reads the right magazines, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear. He’s also discovered a great way to score with women – at single parents’ groups, full of available (and grateful) mothers, all waiting for Mr Nice Guy. That’s where he meets Marcus, the oldest twelve-year-old in the world. Marcus is a bit strange: he listens to Joni Mitchell and Mozart, he looks after his Mum and he’s never even owned a pair of trainers. Perhaps if Will can teach Marcus how to be a kid, Marcus can help Will grow up – and they can both start to act their age …

ING-NI2: James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)

septiembre 23, 2008

A new edition of this hugely popular story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of insect friends.

James and the Giant Peach is also a Disney film:

ING-NB2: The Black Arrow (Robert Louis Stevenson)

septiembre 23, 2008

A young Englishman, seeking to avenge the death of his father, becomes involved in the band of the Black Arrow and the events of the War of the Roses.

The Black Arrow is an exciting adventure story full of intrigue, suspense, hair-breadth escapes, and desperate fights. It also contains an unusual love story: the heroine first appears disguised as a boy, and the hero, conditioned to be indifferent or hostile to…..