what book(s) have you read recently.

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what sort of books to you like (pick all that apply)

realistic fiction
4
17%
romance
0
No votes
fantasy and sci-fi
6
26%
mysteries and thrillers
5
22%
horror
3
13%
poetry and plays
0
No votes
nonfiction: humanities
0
No votes
nonfiction: science
1
4%
Comics and graphic novels
4
17%
I don't like to read.
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 23

Re: what book(s) have you read recently.

Postby bookrage » February 23rd, 2021, 10:20:15 am

Just Yesterday, I finished reading volume 1 of "The Adventures of Don Quixote." and if you haven't read the book. I'd advise you you will have a geat time doing so. It's a parody of chivalric romance with Don Quixote going nuts and doing lots of stupid stuff as he delusionally thinks he is a heroic knight. The story was written over 400 years ago, but a lot of the comedy in it is universal and worthy of the best-written comedy movies and shows of our own day. You'll definitely get the jokes despite the age of the book.

In fact, there are two official Don Quixote books, there was the first one and then there was a second one written 10 years later basically as a response from the author that basically people all over spain were writing what ammounted to fanfiction about Don Quixote and in the second books, there are even references to that with Don Quixote and Sancho Panza discovering the fanfic written about themselves. The first volume is more funny and is definitely a farce while the second, while still having a lot of laughs, has an undercurrent of bitterness and even sadness to it to the point that taken together, some people say Don Quixote is actually a tragedy.

if those books aren't for you, at least look up one of the weirdest adaptations of literature I have ever seen. in the 70s, Hannah Barbara released the cartoon "The adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda."

But Don quixote is other thins too. Hnry fielding wrote a play about the crazed knight visiting England, and Don Quixote has also been made into a musical, and even an opera and ballet.

anyway, take a look, you won't be disappointed and there is a reason Don Quixote is required reading in the Spanish-speaking world in the same way Shakespeare is in English.
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