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Q&A | February 27, 2014

Rene Denfeld: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Rene Denfeld



Describe your latest book. The Enchanted is a story narrated by a man on death row. The novel was inspired by my work as a death penalty... Continue »
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner

Aranzazu, August 18, 2008

A kind, nice story about two children lost in a war _whatever war, indeed. Pity that story gets also lost in useless descriptions of Afganistan, how muslims should pray (and they do in the wrong order!) or how nasty Talibans are, as if we didn't know.

Read it for its beauty of feelings, but don't go for it in search of a story of today's Afghanistan.
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Wolf Dreams (03 Edition) by Yasmina Khadra
Wolf Dreams (03 Edition)

Aranzazu, July 6, 2008

I have just finished my reading of the spanish edition of 'Wolf Dreams'. Its captivating, partial-monologue style makes the book impossible to leave. It's offered me 48 hours of continuing anguish and horror, this portrait of the senseless of war, specially all civil wars.

I only could object to the story those paragraphs where the author insists on appearing to 'explain' the political algerian situation to her readers. To me, muslim and close to the arab world, it was like advertising or special news reports inside a beautiful fictional story, as I do know the meaning of arab words, muslim prayers and so. Furthermore, all those details explained made me such pain, literally watching them destroyed by fake guerrilla and fake fanatics. This cruel narration about power and ambition disambiguates all the orientalist, fashionable new narratives on Middle East.
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Goth Chic: A Connoisseur's Guide to Dark Culture, the Decadent Lifestyle, and Demonic Tradition
Goth Chic: A Connoisseur's Guide to Dark Culture, the Decadent Lifestyle, and Demonic Tradition

Aranzazu, March 31, 2008

Fandom and pop culture are often misconsidered by critics and scholars, if not always. And it's pretty hard to study subcultures without a guide like this.

Goth Chic is been written with earnesty, a well-documented bibliography, and the fair amount of irony to describe one of the most complexes phenomena in Pop Culture. An inspiring, enjoyable _and spooky book!
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Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune

Aranzazu, May 6, 2007

When you get married, you have to accept your husband's obsessions. I had to accept endless speeches about Fremen and gom jabbars. A year later, I eventually read the book after a gamble, and I have to say not only I l-o-v-e Herbert's prose, but how amazed I felt about the story. Please, read this novel. Meet the Fremen. Respect the water and the treasures from our planet. Maybe we need Arrakis' Epics more than ever.
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Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism by Michelle Goldberg
Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism

Aranzazu, May 6, 2007

I read the Dayly Dose on this book with Sid's comments and I would like to thank both Powells, Ms. Goldberg and Sid himself. If not for his comments, I would never added this book to my Wishlist.

This kind of comments about enemies who want to kill us all are quite a point of how sharp Ms. Goldberg's ideas are. Yes, fundamentalists exist. They see the Other _muslims, jews, gipsies, euros as the enemy, and they would be dissapointed when terrorism dissapeared. Whom to blame then?

Thank you Sid. I'll buy this book as soon I can afford it. God bless you _and this part's not ironic.
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