Night Train To Lisbon
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Daniel Johnson of The Telegraph placed Mercier, with this novel, amongst the best European novelists alive.
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But how would it be to lead a life that banished every long, bold expectation, a life where there were only banal expectations like "the bus is coming"? Trenhotel is Renfe's night service that connects cities like Madrid, Lisbon, Barcelona, Ferrol, Irún and Hendaya. Not thought it was great, but I was less impressed; I had been told that the main character's changing perceptions of the Portugese language would play an important part in the story, and to my disappointment everyone spoke English thoughout.
A huge international best seller, this ambitious novel plumbs the depths of our hared humanity to offer up a breathtaking insight into life, love, and literature itself. I've been running around quoting "Given that we can live only a small part of what there is in us - what happens to the rest?
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If I hadn't read To the Lighthouse this year, it would be hands-down the best book I read this year. Amadeu, who is by now an accomplished and well-liked doctor, saves the life of Mendez, the "Butcher of Lisbon" and Chief of Secret Police.
When others make us angry at them- at their shamelessness, injustice, inconsideration- then they exercise power over us, they proliferate and gnaw at our soul, then anger is like a white-hot poison that corrods all mild, noble and balanced feelings and robs us of sleep. geben Einsichten in den Charakter des Protagonisten und 40% sind larmoyantes nutzloses Geschwafel, das sich Mercier hätte sparen sollen. His life and thoughts are strongly influenced by living under an oppressive regime, relying heavily upon a brutal secret police force, the PIDE.
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Sometimes I go to the beach and stand facing the wind, which I wish were icy, colder than we know it in these parts. I wish it would blow all the hackneyed words, all the insipid habits of language out of me so that I could come back with a cleansed mind, cleansed of the banalities of the same talk. The most cost-effective way to travel on night trains, some services offer carriages with airline style reclining seats.
This is a kitschy fairy tale started by boozing journalists, flashbulb-seeking filmmakers and authors whose minds look like tabloids. His real name was Peter Bieri and he made up the pseudonym Blaise Pascal from the names of two famous French philosophers. Amadeu's friends were shocked by this, especially Jorge, who at that time was already in the resistance.