To go into Bleak House (the novel) you must get into the fog, the thick fog at the begining of the book. First you see it wetting and clogging streets,  boats, rooms, river banks, the whole sky and the whole city of London. Then it turns into a metaphorical fog inside Chancery Lane. And it’sContinue reading “Fog”

One thousand and six hundred pages

I’ve been busy (and enormously happy) reading Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, though I must say I finished the book in a surprisingly short amount of time, considering it has eight hundred pages. This means my happiness lasted less than expected. The book is a wonderful structure balanced in such a way that joy andContinue reading “One thousand and six hundred pages”

Encuentro con Rama

Lecturas en los tiempos del coronavirus Leí Encuentro con Rama, de Arthur C. Clarke, gracias a Los Morlocks: no a los Morlocks de H.G. Wells ni a los Morlocks de Marvel Comics, sino a ¡¡¡¡LOS MORLOCKS!!!! Reseñas e ilustraciones sobre subcultura y cómicsLeí su reseña y decidí que tenía que leer el libro, que ésteContinue reading “Encuentro con Rama”

Los cultivadores de gérmenes

Lecturas en los tiempos del coronavirus ¿Te interesa leer un libro publicado en 1892 del que se ha dicho que es la primera novela en la que se describe una invasión alienígena de la Tierra, libro publicado seis años antes de La guerra de los mundos de H.G. Wells? Pues, primeramente, debes estar dispuest@ aContinue reading “Los cultivadores de gérmenes”

La amenaza invisible

Lecturas en los tiempos del coronavirus Ahora que la humanidad ha tenido que acostumbrarse a vivir en medio de una amenaza invisible, resulta fascinante que Michael Crichton, allá en 1969, escribiera una novela de ciencia ficción en la que el “invasor alienígena” es igualmente invisible, igualmente diminuto, igualmente mortífero (bueno, un poco más el deContinue reading “La amenaza invisible”

The Germ Growers

Are you in interested in reading a book published in 1892 which is said to be the first novel portraying an alien invasion of Earth, released six years before H. G. Well’s The War of the Worlds? Then download it from and come back after reading. Why? Because I am about to spoil theContinue reading “The Germ Growers”

The Invisible Threat

READING IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS While the author’s device feeds our curiosity, the scientists inside the Wildfire premises feed data to the computer with the method used at the time: punctured pieces of paper. The novel has the aroma of an old vintage, just like the film directed by Robert Wise and released inContinue reading “The Invisible Threat”

Bacteria and Martians

“God is not an insurance agent!” exclaims the Narrator addressing the curate in H.G. Wells’ Novel The War of the Worlds. The curate’s sanity is compromised by this situation he cannot understand, he cannot endure. The Narrator gets truly annoyed at his shivering impulsiveness. But we must admit that, at least, his ravings are consistentContinue reading “Bacteria and Martians”

Marcianos y bacterias

“¡ Dios no es un agente de seguros!” Es lo que le dice, irritado, el narrador al cura en la novela de H. G. Wells La guerra de los mundos. Confrontado a una realidad que no puede admitir, el cura pierde la razón y se convierte en un amasijo tembloroso de impulsos y emociones. SuContinue reading “Marcianos y bacterias”