Saturday, 21 December 2013

Winter reading

If you are in a mood for reading during Christmas holidays then here are my "Winter" suggestions.

Smilla's Sense of Snow, I have already talked about this book here. The story is not without bumps. However, you  will plunge into silence masterfully created by Hoeg, you will perceive snow as a special kind of silence, you will fall in love with snow, Winter and Smilla.

You may find my impressions about the book  hereDo you like frightful and bewitching mystery? Like a hypnotic melody of fakir’s flute? Here is your book. Why did I chose the book? The main protagonist is called Vida Winter.

Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life Why Coco Chanel? Because according to the color analysis Coco Chanel belongs to Winter type (color analysis is the process of determining the colors that best suit an individual's natural coloring. There are a wide variety of approaches to analyzing personal coloring. The most well-known is "seasonal" color analysis, which places individual coloring into four general categories: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.)

Did you know that Mr. Eiffel, the creator of Eiffel tour in Paris, loved a woman whose name started with letter "A"? That is why the Eiffel tour reminds the first letter of the alphabet. If the given name of his beloved one started with letter "O", for example, then the Eiffel tour would have looked like a donut. Well, the book is not about Eiffel and his personal life, I am not even sure if it is true, I mean letter "A". The main character in of  "Le voyage d'hiver" talks about it and I found it funny. If you translate the title from French to English then the title will be "Winter Journey". The reference is made to songs "Winter Journey" by Franz Schubert. The hero of songs is a guy rejected by his beloved, he travels around the world doomed to depression and loneliness. Not sure you can find the book in English though. The book is in Amelie Nothomb's style - bizarre and curious. It talks  about an unusual love story when the heat (love) cannot beat the cold.


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