Day: February 10, 2012

Agosto, Rubem Fonseca

I’ve long been behind this book: Agosto, by Rubem Fonseca. Today I’ve just downloaded on my Kindle at a reasonable price in its original Portuguese. Stay tuned. 

Rubem Fonseca (born 1925) was Brazil’s most highly regarded author of the late 20th century, with a string of critical and popular successes that combined the conventional mystery/thriller format with a sophisticated, polished prose style and a focus on urban alienation.

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Rubem Fonseca at Wikipedia.

Agosto – Rubem Fonseca (Resumo) in Portuguese

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1545591.Agosto

RBA in Spanish.

2012 Global Reading Challenge Update

This year I was determined not to participate in any reading challenge to read more freely, without being constrained by its rules. However I’m particularly attached to the Global Reading Challenge hosted this year by Kerrie at Mysteries’ in Paradise. You can find HERE the Challenge Rules. So far I’ve read:

I’m participating at the Easy Level which requires me to read one novel from each of these continents in the course of 2012: Africa, Asia, Australasia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America and the Seventh Continent (here you can either choose Antarctica or your own ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future – you name it). Besides I have set my own rules: crime fiction only and new to me authors. Guess what comes next, stay tuned.