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Richard Evelyn Byrd: Alone (Paperback, 2003, Island Press) 5 stars

Review of 'Alone' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Richard Byrd was an adventurer and explorer. He always was the second best, and he was always trying to show how brave and courageous he was. That's what brought him to this situation: To spend all the long and dark austral winter alone in a small hut very close to the south pole. At the beginning, all was nice and good, but at the end of may, he started to feel the effects of the gas poisoning that he had been suffering due to a faulty burner.
Even when I didn't have a lot of speciations on this, I must say that I have really enjoyed it. There are some passages where he described the beauty of the ice, the southern lights and all this wild environment that I really enjoyed. The struggles to survive and to hide his illness to his partners are really interesting part of the book. …

Connie Willis: Doomsday Book (1993, Bantam Books) 4 stars

Somewhere in the future, ordinary history students must travel back in time as part of …

Review of 'Doomsday Book' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

This was a light and easy reading. Even when you know, more or less, what's going to happen, the story catches you and you don't want to put it down. The story is very well written and it's the details and the atmosphere what gets you there. It was exactly what I wanted to read at this moment.

R. A. Dick: The ghost and Mrs Muir (1996, Buccaneer Books) 4 stars

Review of 'The ghost and Mrs Muir' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Another atonish story of how a woman has to rely in a ghost (or in mistycal visions o something else) to have her way.
Lucy Muir is a widow who want to scape her in laws. She decide to rent a cheap house by the sea, hunted by a ghost. This way, she can live the live that she wants, far from the reach of her family.
In the end, as the story is written in the forties of twenty century, the woman and the ghost end together. Another ending wouldn't have be decent after so many years living in the same house.
Anyway, it was an funny and quick reading.

Javier Saéz Castán, Guillermo García Martínez: Picopelosplumas y el hombre pájaro (Paperback, 2019, Editorial Barrett) 5 stars

Review of 'Picopelosplumas y el hombre pájaro' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Hace unos meses me di cuenta de que nunca había leído la historia interminable y me había quedado solo con la parte de la historia que cuenta la peli.
Cómo tantas otras veces, el libro es mucho mejor y, aunque es cierto que lo hubiera disfrutado más siendo más joven, me ha gustado muchísimo, especialmente la segunda parte.