Pequeño, Grande (2020)

Pequeño, Grande John Crowley Peque o Grande En una mansi n que es un sinuoso laberinto se esconden unas puertas pequenas que comunican con el parlamento de las hadas Un libro verdaderamente original en todos los sentidos Una fantas a tan extrao
  • Title: Pequeño, Grande
  • Author: John Crowley
  • ISBN: 9788445070833
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Hardcover
Pequeño, Grande John Crowley En una mansi n que es un sinuoso laberinto se esconden unas puertas pequenas que comunican con el parlamento de las hadas Un libro verdaderamente original en todos los sentidos Una fantas a tan extraordinariamente bien contada que escapa a cualquier categorizaci n La escritura es simple y clara la ventana a trav s de la cual observamos las cosas asombrosas que pasan eEn una mansi n que es un sinuoso laberinto se esconden unas puertas pequenas que comunican con el parlamento de las hadas Un libro verdaderamente original en todos los sentidos Una fantas a tan extraordinariamente bien contada que escapa a cualquier categorizaci n La escritura es simple y clara la ventana a trav s de la cual observamos las cosas asombrosas que pasan en el interior Peque o, Grande cuestiona la realidad, describe circulos dentro de c rculos, mundos dentro de mundos, vidas dentro de vidas Crowley nos hace creer en la sabidur a de una trucha, en la voz de una llama John Gabree, Newsday
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  1. Oriana

    I ve given a lot of thought to this review how to begin, how to describe this story, how to explain my utter adoration for it, and most importantly, what words I might use to successfully make everyone read this book right now.As you can probably imagine, I ve come up rather short on all counts How do you talk about a book which seems to either redefine or cause to shrivel all the normal descriptors one attaches to works of fiction I mean, strictly speaking, you d have to call this an epic fanta [...]

  2. Michael

    This book astounded me Not in a good way I expected to like Little, Big quite a bit from what I d heard about it But, like the Drinkwater house, it looks smaller on the outside than it feels from inside Not in a good way I mean the book feels like it s a thousand pages.Some people like it, as you can tell by other reviews the language is often quite clever, it ends on a semi strong note, and it plays with myth in some interesting ways These are all good things Bad things Well, the characters are [...]

  3. mark monday

    sometimes, when dreaming, i am aware of a complex and mysterious history to the at times strange but often mundane narrative of the dream itsef i ll be running away from something, against some dark background, a house or castle or a school, who knows although the drama of running is clear, there s often a feeling that so many things have already happened before i started running, things of which i m only dimly aware, a whole story has happened or is happening in which i m only getting bits piec [...]

  4. Camille Stein

    Illustration Peter Milton ow U0izq En un momento de silencio se miraron simplemente el uno al otro y la verdad zumb , tron dentro de l cuando comprendi de pronto lo que hab a sucedido no s lo l se hab a enamorado de ella, y a primera vista, sino que ella a primera vista se hab a enamorado de l, y las dos circunstancias produc an ese efecto el de empezar a curar su anonimato No a disfrazarlo, que era lo que George Rat n hab a tratado de hacer, sino a curarlo, de dentro hacia fuera sa era la sensa [...]

  5. Andrew

    Little, Big is the greatest book I have ever read It is living magic in text form, and it has a truly transformative effect on the reader I understand that it meanders a bit in the middle section and goes off on a strange ish quasi political tangent toward the end, but everything is purposeful and comes together to achieve a singular effect literally every single sentence is essential and purposeful to the grand narrative When I finished it, I immediately felt like re reading it to catch everyth [...]

  6. Phrynne

    What a terrible shame I was so set to love this book The blurb was good, magical realism is one of my favourite things, the book cover is so pretty, I was so sure I was in for a five star read And for about 100 pages everything went well Then I realised that despite the beautiful writing style there was nothing for me to like The story was thin, the characters barely existed , much of the writing became incomprehensible I didn t give up and trudged on to the bitter end And I still do not underst [...]

  7. Pantelis

    Trusting arold Bloom s recommendation, I met this book last winter and it was love at first sight just like when Smoky arnable first set his eyes on Daily Alice Drinkwater I was enchanted from the very first page a psychogeographical delight and on the second page I witnessed the most romantic of meetings and on the third page discovered a marvel of compressed biography and right after that a passage of bureaucratic beauty leading to the beginning of a wonderful friendship and so on and so on un [...]

  8. Angie

    I m someone who always finishes a book, but this one was impossible Could the author have made the female characters apathetic, passive, dull, flat and stereotypical One is completely fine that her husband cheats on her with her own sister The sister sleeps through her almost rape by a cousin They never leave the house, never do anything And the men are no better you ve got the brother who has sex with a 14 year old and anyone else who ll have him until he kills himself , the adulterer husba [...]

  9. KatHooper

    ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature Don t be sad It s all so much larger than you think Smoky Barnable lives in the City and thinks of himself as anonymous His father is dead and his step siblings have forgotten him He has no friends at all until he meets George Mouse who introduces him to his strange family Smoky falls in love with one of George s cousins, Daily Alice Drinkwater, and he moves upcountry to the Drinkwater estate called Edgewood At his wedding he meets the Drinkwater family a [...]

  10. Miss_otis

    I tried to read this but just couldn t slog my way through it The jacket copy sounded really intriguing, but I didn t get halfway through it The biggest problem I had with this book was that I felt tried far too hard to be Airy and Phantasmagorical and Mystically Vague and forgot that a plot was actually necessary It wanders and doesn t actually get anywhere, the prose was overstuffed, and not a single character actually caught my attention I was disappointed, beause it was a very interesting pr [...]

  11. Bobby

    Reading Little, Big you find every last detail infused with magic, wonder and mystery When you encounter a talking stork, you think Of course, why wouldn t the stork talk A lot of the Gnostic and Hermetic concepts that Crowley explores in the Aegypt tetraology are also here in some form They re given a less complete treatment, but nonetheless permeate the novel, including the Art of Memory as practiced by Giordano Bruno in Aegypt, and by Ariel Hawskquill and Auberon Drinkwater here Also similar [...]

  12. Dan Schwent

    Little, Big is the story fo a family that lives in a house called Edgewood, far to the north of The City It follows the family from generation to generation Let s just say fairies play a part in the lives of the Drinkwaters and their relatives.The only book I can compare it to at the moment is Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, but that s of a subject matter thing The writing is very rich and detailed While I was reading it, I thought it would be the best book I read that year Whatever year that [...]

  13. Sandi

    There is no way one could ever adequately describe Little, Big by John Crowley It is an epic of minute proportions Its 500 pages skip back and forth through several generations and between the real world and the fairy world The reason I put the word real in quotes is because the real world of Little, Big bears no resemblance to our world While this novel has a lot of characters, they are like sketches than sculptures You never get a sense of any solidness to them They float through their lives [...]

  14. M

    I really didn t think I was going to give this one five stars, not even 400 pages in I respected its craft, definitely I was calling Crowley maniacally subtle to try to explain the inching, sometimes painfully slow unfolding of dramatic motion and the sense that this whole book was an elaborate blind for a very clear and simple storyline hidden underneath Crowley as much as tells you so in one of his many little metafictional asides about the Tale But even as I latched onto fascinating moments w [...]

  15. tim

    A slow burner, this one Not in the traditional sense of a story with a gradual build up and overflowing end The events within what little plot there is are evenly spread out Rather, as this tale languidly unfolds, its wonders seep deeper and deeper into the reader s subconscious well.The dreamlike and otherworldly logic that saturates nearly every passage in Little, Big often lulled me into a pleasant hypnagocic stupor Normally when sleep creeps up on me while reading I end up later having to re [...]

  16. Paul Bryant

    One thing is for sure, if Little,Big is ever filmed, Quentin Tarantino won t be directing it From what I could tell this book is the daytime TV version of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and that was itself the janeaustinized version of Dracula with a few knobs on I did get through all 2,599 pages of that epic of narcolepsy, so when I figured how Little, Big was going to pan out, when I could keep my eyes open long enough, I said to myself hey, Mr Once Bitten, stop this nonsense now For a rhaps [...]

  17. Simon

    This is one of those books that is hard to talk about Maybe best to describe by analogy So imagine a tangled ball of wool with which you are following a strand as it winds its way in around the other strands, in and out of the tangle until eventually you find the other end of the thread, somewhere not too far from where you started.The narrative flows a bit like that It nips back and forwards in time, hops from one character to another, spanning several generations of a sprawling family as we gr [...]

  18. Pavle

    The further in you go, the bigger it gets Citat iz knjige o knjizi, o porodici Drinkvoter, o vilama i raznim svetovima u svetovima, ve i u manjem, o ivotu Ne to kao Markesovih Sto godina samo e, obrnuto u ogledalu Ako je Markes pisao o porodici u obi nom svetu sa notom magijskog, Krouli pi e o porodici u magijskom svetu sa notom obi nog Ipak, nije ovo tradicionalna fantastika, nego ne to izmedju Potpuno jedinstvena, zaslepljuju a knjiga, zahtevna, jedna koja uvla i u sebe jer to dalje ide , to v [...]

  19. colleen the convivial curmudgeon

    I had pretty decent hopes for this book, and maybe that s lent itself, a bit, to the air of disappointment I was left with but let s start at the beginning.The prose style is lyrical and others have described it as dream like something with which I can agree At first I had a hard time getting into it, but once I sort of settled into the style I rather enjoyed it as it set up the story of the Bramble Drinkwaters cause, really, even though the cover say it s Smoky s tale it s not, really, imo The [...]

  20. Mosca

    The most readily evident characteristic of this book is the beautiful, almost musical prose that weaves throughout the telling of this Tale The world created is seductive and at times dreamlike The characters are so well introduced and sustained that you feel that they are good friends, even as you know their weaknesses.For these reasons only, this book is worth the effort But other reasons also abound.Please, read this book slowly This work feels Romantic, in the artistic sense And the pace tha [...]

  21. Alex

    This is the third time I ve read this book Why keep reading a book that I ve only begrudgingly given two stars too Because every time I ve finished it I did so loathing it, but as time passed I always forgot why I loathed it and became slightly convinced that it was me, and not the book, that I hadn t read it carefully enough, or thought about it properly, that there was some thing that could easily be removed that once I figured it out would leave me honestly loving a book I d only felt like I [...]

  22. Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*

    She had always lived her best life in dreams She knew no greater pleasure than that moment of passage into the other place, when her limbs grew warm and heavy and the sparkling darkness behind her lids became ordered and doors opened when conscious thought grew owl s wings and talons and became other than conscious In upstate New York, in the wild and unpredictable countryside, there lies a house known as Edgewood Like it s name implies, it lies near a large and mysterious wood In this house liv [...]

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  24. Eddie Watkins

    This book is like life to me A dangerous statement, but true It has the feel of all the moments of my life as it unfolds It has all the wisdom and subtle instruction by example that is necessary for a rich and various life It limns many of the other layers of life that are left out of realist fiction, and so it s been called fantasy, and until recently that is the section where you would always find this book But this is reality fiction, and it s hard for me to imagine a person whose actual life [...]

  25. Wanda

    It seems to me that John Crowley had both older fairy stories and Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream in mind while he was writing Little, Big There is a parallel world beside or maybe simultaneously inhabiting Edgewood, and, like older versions of fairy stories, its inhabitants seem to be maybe indifferent or maybe hostile to humanity Smoky spends his life like many of the men who marry into the Drinkwater Bramble family, wondering what exactly is going on and not really getting a straight [...]

  26. Brooke

    Whenever critics describe a book as ambitious, I m always wary Ambitious is sometimes just another word for really, really long, and a good portion of the really, really long books I ve read could have done the job better in fewer pages John Crowley s Little, Big is called the best fantasy written by an American by one critic, but the A word by another Is it too long Maybe just a bit, but the places where it dragged suffered from an unsympathetic character than an unnecessary prolonging of the [...]

  27. Terry

    Ok, some Crowley I love and some Crowleyt so much Unfortunately this one, the book that most consider his masterpiece, falls into the latter category for me As always Crowley s mastery of prose is readily apparent, but you know what This is a pretty dull book Granted the kind of long, ambling family history that Crowley is writing here is rarely full of slap bang action, but the pace here is often glacial and while there are, as always, sparkling moments studded throughout the book I just kept w [...]

  28. Erica

    I read the last 20 or so pages of this late at night, half asleep which puts your mind in the same state as the characters characters getting lost in the woods, forgetting who they are, talking to animals in line with the fuzzy dreaming brain Everything in the book was leading up to those last few pages The Tale When will it end What will happen to justify all these whispered anticipations for it After seeing reviews of the book on here, I picked it up with great anticipation Magical Realism, I [...]

  29. Julian

    I appreciate the entertainment merits of fantasy science fiction, but after years of Dungeons and Dragons and reading the literature spawned from that which seemed to always borrow from Lord of the Rings , I grew tired of the genre and or less walked away from it and Dungeons Dragons but that s another story As a wedding gift a friend passed on a copy of Little Big And I fell in love Mr Crowley s prose is beautiful, original and haunting It captures the magic of the world of faerie It does not [...]

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