Blog Review & #8220; Stories exist to be told & #8221; about my work “O Silêncio dos Livros”.
Today I will present to you, my opinion about the book The Silence of Books, written by Fausto Luciano Panicacci and published by Pandorga Publisher. This review is part of my participation in the Collective Reading organized by LC Comunicação.
. Synopsis: HAVING BOOKS IS A CRIME. REPORT IT. At a time when books are banned, the mysterious Santiago Pena has just arrived in Portugal, where he will meet Alice, a girl despised by her parents. The encounter of an old notebook will pose intriguing questions. What relationship would there be between a young man accused of crime who claims not to have committed, sumptuous architectural projects and the discovery of an abandoned library? The Silence of Books is a declaration of love for Literature. Romance to be savored not only by the plot filled with tension and suspense, but also by the details of construction, it is part of the best tradition of Western culture, with subtle references to books, poems and wines, to classic myths and folklore, to works of art. art and scientific theories, in addition to engaging in great contemporary discussions, such as privacy, identity, genetics, the right to be forgotten. Handling a precise and poetic language, the author creates surprising metaphors, explores stylistic resources and knows how to invite the reader to unveil just suggested meanings.
Presenting a very good dystopia of enjoying the book The Silence of Books it is that kind of story that the reader needs to read very carefully so as not to miss the real hidden story and the important messages within the plot. I really liked the story.
Divided into three parts, the story shows a futuristic scenario, where bookstores and libraries were attacked and the population is prohibited from reading any book. Reading has become a crime and anyone who risks reading it is punished severely. As a passionate reader of books, the scenario is already proving to be disturbing, as I cannot imagine myself without the opportunity to read a story where I have the privilege of venturing and expanding my mind.
Narrated by Alice's point of view, the first part of the story shows this little girl curious about stories living in Portugal. Her grandmother and her uncle always told stories and Alice with a creative personality was with them, however her grandmother passed away and her uncle was no longer close, the little girl ends up being despised by her parents and her sister Beatriz. But Alice kept it under lock and key, a book she had won from her grandmother. One day, her mother Louise found out where the little girl was hiding the book and by Alice's sadness, the mother destroyed the book.
However, fate took charge of bringing a special person close to his home. Santiago Pena might seem like a mysterious man to some people, but Alice discovered during a dinner that her parents offered to her new neighbor, that Santiago was also a great storyteller and a lover of literature. However, Santiago lost a notebook that he always carried in his pocket and before returning it to Santiago, Alice saw that it was written on the cover Hilário Pena. With such a curious personality, little Alice was choked up and wanted to find out what was in the notebook. Maybe Santiago was carrying a story in his pocket, the story of Hilário Pena.
“You know, some say that man is the fruit of the environment; others, which is a product of genes; maybe there is a little bit of it all; but I think that, fundamentally, it is the result of the books you read; or, in these sad times, those you don't read. ”
To be honest, it's a little difficult to summarize the book The Silence of Books without giving some spoilers, because the work contains several surprises. For the review to develop better, I considered the lighter points and just told a little of the first part of the story. So the most important details remained for the reader to discover while having his literary experience with the story. But I can say that in the second part, the reader is transported to the past. The story takes another turn to know the story told through the eyes of Hilário Pena in Brazil and the third part the reader returns to Portugal to know the outcome of the story through the eyes of Alice.
The way in which Fausto Luciano built this literary world was quite interesting. The plot has a totalitarian system by the government that simply took free will from the population. The scenario is simple, but at the same time, well explained. He brought well-built characters, with remarkable attitudes and some of them, managed to obtain the privilege of evolving and learning by devouring a story. In addition to leaving several messages for the reader to reflect and feel how reading has the necessary and essential power these days.
It was particularly surprising reading. You can be sure, she left moments full of emotion, a bittersweet taste because of the actions and consequences of the characters. I believe that several readers who enjoy national reading or like the genre with a dystopian setting can please the book, because The Silence of Books it is full of secrets, intrigues and great twists.
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