Lorena Vázquez

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Cold Mountain [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jude Law
Cold Mountain [DVD] DVD ~ Jude Law
Is it more important to serve your country, your nation, your community... or to be true to your heart? Here is the story of a Confederate deserter in the Civil War who pays heed to his beloved plea in a letter to go to her and save her from the wreck her life has become after the death of her father. During two long months in the year 1864 Private Inman walks back home to Cold Mountain, endures hardship and makes unsettling encounters that test his violence, his ability to survive and his kindness. Meanwhile, the mountain girl Ruby Thewes has come to the assistance of Inman's beloved Ada, and together they set about turning the farm to profit, in spite of the unwelcome harassing from the… Read more
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Many critics have said that it is not necessary to have read Wolf Hall in order to understand Bring Up The Bodies, but I beg to differ. The action in Bring Up The Bodies starts "in media res," during the visit of Henry VIII, Cromwell and other courtiers to the country seat of the Seymours, Wolf Hall. But in my opinion Bring Up The Bodies isn't but a shadow of the excellent first novel of the trilogy, Wolf Hall. The majority of the main themes in Wolf Hall are merely repeated, their echo resounding less strongly. Cromwell inspires admiration and awe in Wolf Hall; in Bring Up The Bodies his characterization seems less reliable, less psychologically realistic. The question of the intrigues… Read more
All Souls (Penguin Modern Classics) by Javier Marías
4.0 out of 5 stars the life of the souls, 26 Aug 2013
"All Souls" is not just a campus novel, but a novel, literally, about souls, those of the living and those of the dead. It is more specifically about the transmigration of souls and the mysterious ways that souls are linked together. As is said of Will, the ancient porter of the Institutio Tayloriana, at the end of the novel, "for him all souls are still alive."

It is thus that the keen reader will come to realise the uncanny bond between the retired, eminent scholar Toby Rylands and the already dead, obscure, real-life writer Terry Armstrong, known as John Gawsworth. They two, with the narrator's resolute lover, Clare Bayes, an Oxford tutor, and her father have all become… Read more

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