Hi Alex, and hi all my virtual friends.
How was your Easter? Mine was great! I hope you have had a pleasant time.
Today is Monday and I´m back to work, the holyday finished to me and I have plenty of things for doing.
As I told you, on Saturday I went to the movies to watch 300 by Frank Miller. Thanks God that I went to matinee session, which the ticket was cheaper, or on the contrary I would spend money for nothing, because the film was... the film was awful! Ok, I´ve known that it wouldn´t be a masterpiece, however, I expected a little bit more. And Rodrigo Santoro! Gee! When he opened his mouth to speak, what came from there was a artificial voice, terribly ugly.
Besides that I was very disappointed, at least Rodrigo could do well, but... nevermind!
Later, when I was at home I´ve picked one of my favourite Hitch´s films to watch, Rebecca. Nothing is better than a good classic to forget a terrible film. Isn´t it?
Katya from Moscow, Russia, asked me about Jorge Amado´s novels. He´s very well-known and highly respectded here. Many of his novels were adapted to TV, and also to films. I´ve read Capitães de Areia (Capitains of Sand), though he isn´t my favourite Brazilian writer. My favourites are Clarice Lispector, Machado de Assis and Guimarães Rosa.
The focus of their novels are the psychological drama, therefore what distress the human being mind and soul, and in some novels, especially Clarice Lispector´s novels ( I adore her!), the writing is so dense and intense, that could be compared to a poem. Simply delightful.
The Clarice Lispector´s book that I like most is " Uma Aprendizagem Ou O Livro dos Prazeres ( A Learning Or The Book Of The Pleasures), which tells the story of Lóri, a woman in seach of herself, and in search of the understanding of just "being". This book is in my beside table, and I always like reading some passages before I go to sleep.
Some of those writers were also inspired by a great Russian writer, Dostoievski. I do love his novels, and my favourite Dostoievski´s novel is The Karamazov Brothers ( The Idiot is a wonderful novel, too).
It´s the story of three brothers and their horrendous father. Suddenly, the father appears dead and one of the brothers, who always declared openly that he hated his father and would kill him, is accused of his father murder, and then the question is: does the son kill or not kill his father? Wow... it´s amazing. Did you read it? Or do you have a book that is your favourite one, and you always read it?
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