Day: August 2, 2014

OT: Silvia Perez Cruz – Abril 74

The title, Abril 74, refers to the Carnation Revolution (Music and lyrics by Lluis Llach)

Companys, si sabeu on dorm la lluna blanca,
digueu-li que la vull
però no puc anar a estimar-la,
que encara hi ha combat.
Companys, si coneixeu el cau de la sirena,
allà enmig de la mar,
jo l’aniria a veure,
però encara hi ha combat.
I si un trist atzar m’atura i caic a terra,
porteu tots els meus cants
i un ram de flors vermelles
a qui tant he estimat,
si guanyem el combat.
Companys, si enyoreu les primaveres lliures,
amb vosaltres vull anar,
que per poder-les viure
jo me n’he fet soldat.
I si un trist atzar m’atura i caic a terra,
porteu tots els meus cants
i un ram de flors vermelles
a qui tant he estimat,
quan guanyem el combat.

Monthly Summary (July 2014)

What I Read in July 2014

  • A Case of Noir (Lite Editions, 2014) by Paul D. Brazill (A)
  • El detective moribundo (Grijalbo, 2013) Traducción de Francisca Jiménez Pozuelo. Título original: Den döende detektiven, 2010, de Leif G.W. Persson. English title: The Dying Detective (A+)
  • The Mask of Dimitrios aka A Coffin for Dimitrios (Penguin Classics, 2009) First published by Hodder and Stoughton, 1939, by Eric Ambler (A)
  • Euro Noir (Pocket Essentials an imprint of Oldcastle Books, 2014) by Barry Forshaw (A)
  • On Beulah Height (Harper, 2014) First published in 1998 by Reginald Hill (A)
  • No Orchids for Miss Blandish (Orion, 2012 published in The Murder Room) Originally published in 1939 and 1962 by James Hadley Chase (C)

July was a month of some great books, mainly A Case of Noir, The Mask of Dimitrios, Euro Noir and On Beulah Height. The last one in particular came close to become my Pick of the Month in July 2014.

      Pick of the Month 

      El detective moribundo (Grijalbo, 2013) Traducción de Francisca Jiménez Pozuelo. Título original: Den döende detektiven, 2010, de Leif G.W. Persson. English title: The Dying Detective (A+)

      The Dying Detective at Salomosson Agency Website

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      Books Bought Last Month

        • The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
        • La Estrategia del Pequinés de Alexis Ravelo
        • How’s the Pain? by Pascal Garnier
        • The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards
        • Euro Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime Fiction, Film and TV by Barry Forshaw
        • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
        • No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase
        • 1222 by Anne Holt
        • The Fourth Man by K. O. Dahl
        • The Hunting Dogs by Jorn Lier Horst
        • Slow Horses by Mick Herron

        6 read/11 bought. Something doesn’t add up.  

        Currently Reading

        I’m alternating the reading of three books, which is highly unusual in my case.