No Word From Gurb
“Literary Prozac.”—Cosmopolitan“Eduardo Mendoza is one of contemporary Spain’s most important writers.”—The New York Times Book Review“An accomplished literary novelist who knows how to entertain.”—Kirkus ReviewsA shape-shifting extraterrestrial named Gurb has assumed the form of Madonna and... show more
“Literary Prozac.”—Cosmopolitan“Eduardo Mendoza is one of contemporary Spain’s most important writers.”—The New York Times Book Review“An accomplished literary novelist who knows how to entertain.”—Kirkus ReviewsA shape-shifting extraterrestrial named Gurb has assumed the form of Madonna and disappeared in Barcelona’s back streets. His hapless commander, desperately trying to find him, records the daily pleasures, dangers, and absurdities of our fragile world, while munching his way through enormous quantities of churros. No stone is left unturned in the search for his old pal Gurb.Will Barcelona survive this alien invasion? Will the captain ever find his subordinate? Are there enough churros in Barcelona to satisfy his intergalactic appetite? Eduardo Mendoza was born in 1943 in Barcelona. He spent some years in New York working as an interpreter for the United Nations before returning to his native city. His other novels include The Truth About the Savolta Case, The City of Marvels, and The Year of the Flood.
Publish date: October 1st 2007
Publisher: Telegram Books
Pages no: 158
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, Speculative Fiction
, Spanish Literature
Barcellona preolimpica 1992. Due alieni atterrano per studiare gli umani. Loro (i due alieni) sono intelligenza pura, non hanno forma e loro (gli umani) una forma ce l’hanno. L’intelletto non si sa.Consultato il Catalogo Astrale Terrestre Indicativo di Forme Assimilabili (CA-TIFA) il nostro eroe sce...
Mendoza is an important Spanish writer, and while City of Marvels is often recommended, Beatriz kinda liked this one better. It's lighter and more fun, and Marvels is about Barcelona in the early 20th century which I dunno, when I prepare for cities by reading books about what they were like a long ...
No me ha gustado.Demasiado absurdo para mi... Con lo corto que es se me ha hecho hasta largo
Lektura na godzinkę czytania. Lekka, bardzo zabawna.
Ligero, de fácil comprensión y bastante divertido. Las situaciones que vive el extraterrestre (que por cierto, ¿cómo se llama?) son muy cómicas y críticas. Sin duda cada vez que vea una churrería me acordaré de este libro (bastante a menudo creo...).