Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The best book of the summer…

This summer I have been lucky, I managed to read 6 books, 2 in english and 4 in greek. 3 of the greek were translations from Spanish, English and Spanish….I have to say that it is a joy to read a book in the original language…regardless the quality of the translation.

Top 3

  1. the curious incident of the dog in the night-time [by M. Haddon]
  2. when god was a rabbit [by S. Winman] and
  3. Lying on the couch [by E. Yalom]

The best book was a close call between 1 and 2.

In reverse order,

Number 3
Is a book on psycho-analysis, lies, sex and lying on the couch. Where Lie is to lie down and to tell lies…

Number 2
Is a book for a brother and a sister and a rabbit and their family, and how change can be cherished

Where the best book of this summer is
Number 1
Where a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome is the narrator and the hero of the amazing story that M. Haddon offers us. It is an amazing book where we see life, maths, the tube, school, divorce and the killing of a dog through the eyes of a special boy!  This books can teach us a lot, on empathy, companion and love!

Sarah Winman writes beautifully but Mark Haddon has a gift to transpose basics
(from feelings to maths) to magic.

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