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Return to Book Page. Preview — Sin noticias de Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza. Sin noticias de Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza. Get A Copy. Paperback , Biblioteca Breve , pages. Published January 19th by Editorial Seix Barral first published More Details Original Title.
Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Sin noticias de Gurb , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Sin noticias de Gurb. A good, quick, light, funny, laugh-out loud read about two aliens. One, Gurb, has vanished down a back alley in Barcelona in the form of Madonna. The other, his superior, must find him. Throw in lots of satire, shape-shifting and witty observations and you have a perfect short novel.
Two quick things: I live in Spain but dont trust my Spanish to read this in the original language - however, yesterday I was at a friends house and noticed this on the bookshelf in castellano. Noticed t A good, quick, light, funny, laugh-out loud read about two aliens. Noticed that Gurb assumes the form of Marta Sanchez, which I thought was amusing. Secondly - can anyone recommend me any more Mendoza?
Sin noticias de Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza
Sep 17, Leftbanker rated it it was amazing Shelves: spanish-literature , read-in-spanish. Written in the form of a diary of messages sent by an extraterrestrial who comes to earth, takes on human form s , and dryly narrates what he discovers about life here on earth—or at least life in Barcelona. Upon landing in Barcelona the unnamed leader sends his underling, Gurb, out to explore the terrain. While looking for Gurb the leader comments on dozens and dozens of aspects of life in this corner of the world.
No one on earth enjoys work more than Catalonians. If they knew how to do something they would rule the world. There is a little bit of Gurb in anyone who has ever lived in another country. I was promised funny, but what I got didn't humour me in the slightest and, truthfully, the only reason I didn't DNF, was because this book was one of those reading challenge books I chose purposefully for this particular point. But anyways, if my review looked like the book, then my review would look like this: Day 1. Everyone keeps recommending it. Day Read the first couple of pages. Thinking why people love this book so much.
Forgot the jam. Dec 19, Richard Mccaffery rated it liked it. I liked it! Though I'm sure I would have enjoyed it even more if I were a Spanish native. I say that because the alien assumes many roles of well known Spanish historical and modern day figures. Which unfortunately I didn't know who most of them were, therefore the context of the jokes were kind of lost on me.
However, there are many circumstantially amusing moments throughout the story which keep you ploughing through to the end. On the whole a real good book. Not recommendable to anyone lear I liked it!
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Not recommendable to anyone learning spanish.. I found it pretty difficult, sat with wordreference open next to me as the alien uses some very cult language. View 1 comment. Sep 16, Valentin rated it it was amazing.
This book is simply amazing. It's basically a diary written by an alien that comes down to Earth, Barcelona, Spain to be exact. It is a very funny book because of the way it criticizes some things that we do in society. It's also a good book to read while in Barcelona, you can connect to the places that appear in the book such as I did about a year ago.
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I highly recommend this book to anyone who can read Spanish or is learning Spanish in an advanced course. It was amazing how this novel make me laugh to tears and get me rolling on the floor at a pretty sad time in my life, it practically made me laugh to death :D. View 2 comments. Shelves: fictions-others. I need few minutes to answer it since I couldn't stop laughing. Gurb took the appearance of Madonna, whilst his commander keep changing his appearances due to specific circumstances and of course after consulting the Earth catalogue.
His journey to locate Gurb, who is missing, also became a learning process on Catalan exotic yet complicated lifestyle. However as mas Ronny said in his review , for those [read: me] who have never been in Barcelona, I'm a bit lost in space. I knew nothing about the city apart of their famous and super rich football club [again soccer is not an appropiate term:] FC Barcelona. I don't think it's a coincidence I'm finishing this book whilst Barcelona is trashing Gijon at Camp Nou on Monday early morning at my local time. Notes, find out who these characters whose appearance are copied by Gurb's commander: Madonna?
Madonna Louise Ciccone a. Gary Cooper? Gary Cooper was one of American actors early in movie industrial history. To be honest I haven't watched any of his movies and even if I did, I bet I didn't know it was him. You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article. This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.