Archive for month: Maio, 2015

gato preto

30 Mai
30.05.2015

Castelo Rodrigo, Guarda, Portugal.

sereia

30 Mai
30.05.2015

Uma linda escultura de Rogério Timóteo, “Sereia”. Escultura existente no Posto de Turismo do Cabo da Roca.

dois tempos o mesmo lugar

30 Mai
30.05.2015

A exposição Dois Tempos o Mesmo Lugar com esculturas de Rogério Timóteo pode ser visitada em Barcelos de 28 de Março a 31 de Agosto 2015.

guardian ii

unpleasant tales by brendan connell

26 Mai
26.05.2015

A real-time review by Paulo Brito.

From the comic to the shocking, from the refined to the visceral, and blurring the boundaries between all four – Unpleasant Tales is a remarkable new collection of some of Brendan Connell’s darkest stories. Drenched in gluttony and decadence and with a scope stretching from the depravity of rulers in ancient Greece and Renaissance Spain, to phantasmagorical body alteration in Zürich and New York, these are supremely refined and elegant, creepily intelligent and, of course, exquisitely unpleasant stories that pack a tremendous punch, both individually and collectively. Stories that will not easily be forgotten.

Unpleasant Tales by Brendan Connell” it was published by Eibonvale Press.

It features 22 stories.

This is will be my second real-time review thanks to Des Lewis.

colours and green

17 Mai
17.05.2015

Uma fotografia no parque da cidade de Barcelos.

colours

17 Mai
17.05.2015

Uma fotografia no parque da cidade de Barcelos.

caledonia dreamin’ – strange fiction of scottish descent

16 Mai
16.05.2015

Glaikit, mockit, droukit, drouthy, couthy, scunner, thrawn – the Scots language is rich with words too gallus not to glory in, dialect terms that deserve better than to be boxed away as precious oddities. Here we’ve collected some of the strangest writers of Scottish descent to bring these terms to life – that’s Scottish by heritage or residence, adoption or initiation…

An anthology is only a good anthology if the stories that comprise it are balanced. If the quality of each story is more alternate than the electric charge, that anthology loses its value. And to achieve a uniform quality depends on both the writers / stories chosen as the theme that unites them. “Caledonia Dreamin’ – Strange Fiction of Scottish Descent“, edited by Hal Duncan and Chris Kelso, has a very interesting and challenging premise (“Our aim here has been to mine the language for its wealth, tasking writers to draw out of it whatever gem of a word caught their eye and to build a story around it in celebration, to stake a place for these words in the wider culture, beyond their usual confines.” page 11), but which may prove to be complicated to attain such uniformity.

Shortly I will say what I think.

sylvow by douglas thompson

15 Mai
15.05.2015

I write this review after rereading the book on telegram mode.

If at the turn of the millennium technology started to get better and better the human race also learn to use it without worrying to live in symbiosis with nature. Why to worry about nature if with our intelligence we can overcome nature, right? We see nature more as a powerful rival than an ally.

Some of the premises of Sylvow are based (or maybe not) on this idea, but the overall text’s semiotics are remarkably more significant and complex; Sylvow goes beyond… and is terrific and simply breathless the whole time.

Sylvow is a meaningful and thought-provoking book. Right from the start, I knew this was going to be a sur(real) book, and my opinion was not changed throughout the reading. It delivers such a strong message of fear, survival, hope and love, that leaves your mind devoted to thinking about it for a long while after. It made me think about all my creature comforts, and what is actually necessary in life.

Well done, Douglas Thompson!

rato morto

10 Mai
10.05.2015

Um rato morto.

nezara viridula

10 Mai
10.05.2015

Um insecto apanhado nas malhas da justiça.

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