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La inmortalidad
Milan Kundera
Death Note: Black Edition, Volume 1
Yuki Kowalsky, Takeshi Obata, Tsugumi Ohba
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon
In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
Steven Levy
We Are The Ants
Shaun David Hutchinson
The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger
The Ghosts of Heaven
Marcus Sedgwick
Allegiant
Veronica Roth
Think Like a Freak
Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt
El cielo es azul, la tierra blanca. Una historia de amor
Hiromi Kawakami

The Collapsing Empire

The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi Interesting. No aliens (so far) and no mind-blowing facts (come on pesonality transplant into new bodies is a mind-blowing fact! ... sadly in another universe). So yes, I'm cusious to see how this new saga compres to Old Man's war. For now I'm in, but it seems weaker then its predecesor. I hope it won't stay for too long in a "human-only space"... that could be boring. In any case I trust Scalzi, the all-mighty creator of this new universe.

Dark Matter: A Novel

Dark Matter: A Novel - Blake Crouch Great book! I was amazed how I went from not liking it to page-turning frenzy on the second half of the book. I think the only flaw of the book is the start, in the beginning it feels like a long persecution with over described action scenes (at least for my taste) without not much background information helping you to go through. But once you get into the story, oh my... it's great.

Brave New World

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley Interesting, it would have been great to read it back in the time when it was written... nowadays it is not that shocking, although it is still a nice reading. I liked very much the end.

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - William Weaver, Italo Calvino Well, it's what you always wanted: to be part of the book you are reading, to read about yourself.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams I didn't like it very much. Some parts are boring and meaningless (yes even for a meaningless story like this one), but still you can get a spark of joy in some places.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson This is a piece of a book! I don't remember to have so much fun with a book in a long time :) ... and I've just finished the [b:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy|11|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)|Douglas Adams|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327656754s/11.jpg|3078186], but this book surpasses all the comedies that I've read before.
This book is hilarious but with a good adventure story that keeps you craving for more at the end of each chapter. This XX century history of almost every major revolution around the world and how the main character has something to do (or at least to say about...) is mind-blowing in the most hilarious way.
I give my most honest recommendation for all of you who want to spend a good time reading and be happy afterwards.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury I do not like too much the book, at the beginning, but is a Great Book. Let me explain myself.
I was looking for a good SciFi book because I'm in the mood of that kind of literature, then I saw this book in the Goodreads List of best Science Fiction Books, and as I have ii in my home I decided to start reading it.
What happens next was a surprise because since the very beginning this books is all different, to put it in short: I found myself reading a Dostoievsky Book about the future. And I say it because the main character is too well described psychologically, something very rare in a SCiFi book. Also I noted that the futuristic ambient is just a thin veil to wrap the more deep criticism to the totalitarian societies and to play with the possible outcome of the control of the government above us by exploiting our growing technology dependencies.
My final recommendation is to read the book with an open mind, you will enjoy it and it will make you think.
One final quote:
"What did you give to city, Montag?
Ashes.
What did the others give to each other?
Nothingness."

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett Perhaps the most interesting thing on this book is the absolute lack of interesting things within it :). But is just theater of the absurd so I think is really on topic :)

Mystic River

Mystic River - Dennis Lehane It is one of those books that keeps you sticked till the end. I recommend reading it and seeing the movie at the same time, perhaps four o five chapters of the book per 20 mins of the movie? ;) Is an interesting experience!