Blue and blind, two book reviews


Some weeks ago I read one of the books by Nadeem Aslam, How to  get filthy rich in rising Asia: a novel, and I liked it, but this one, The blind man's garden, I think is his latest books, and it's better. I don't know, maybe it's because I prefer long books, with many pages where you can lose yourself for days. Don't get me wrong, I also read short books and I think they are great for a quick reading, but the way you can get inside a book with at least 300 pages, for me is something else. [caption id="attachment_2121" align="aligncenter" width="474"]nadeem aslam The blind man's garden[/caption] This is one of those times I don't quite know what to tell about a book, except I liked it, I enjoyed reading it, I wanted to know how Jeo and Mikal  would survive to the war and their private war. There is nothing wrong with this book, maybe it is just not one of those book I really love, the ones about which I can say I fell in love with from the first line. [caption id="attachment_2126" align="aligncenter" width="474"]blue angel Blue angel[/caption] I know a few days ago I said I can't read two books at a time, but, if one of them is a graphic novel, I like to take two or three hours out of my current reading and dedicate them to it. So this is what happened last weekend when I arrived at home with this book I waited months to read. In june I saw the movie that Adbellatif Kechiche based on this and I loved it so much that now I can't still quite really explain how much.  [caption id="attachment_2125" align="aligncenter" width="474"]blue angel Blue angel[/caption] Of course I knew that the graphic novel was a bit different from the movie, but I wanted to wait some months to have the same feeling of expectation I had in june, before seeing the movie. At that time, when the story ended and the lights lighted up, I was so moved from those three hours that I didn't want to go out of the cinema and see other people, I dind't want to listen to them even if they loved the movie at the same level as me, (I don't know if you can understand what I'm saying, but when I really like a movie this happens to me). [caption id="attachment_2123" align="aligncenter" width="474"]blue angel Blue angel[/caption] So I waited all these months, almost a year, and when I read it I love it so much, but was so short for me, I want to know more about their story, everything that Julie Maroh wrote and drow was amazing, but it endend so soon. I was a little bit sad, I think, and it wasn't just for the end of the story in this case. Then I rembered I know how to cheer myself up: I can still listen to those characters, I can watch the movie. It will not be the same thing, but, at least, this time, I love equally the book and the movie. [caption id="attachment_2124" align="aligncenter" width="474"]blue angel Blue angel[/caption] Here's some links: - Julie Maroh - Blue is the warmest color, Julie Maroh - Il blu è un colore caldo, Julie Maroh - The blind man's garden, Nadeem Aslam - Note a margine di una sconfitta, Nadeem Aslam - How to get filthy rich in rising Asia: a novel, Nadeem Aslam

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