Review of IG @eusouumpoucodecadalivroqueli about my work “O Silêncio dos Livros”.
& #x1f4d6; & #8221; A GOOD BOOK DOES NOT END, IF IT HIDES WITHIN US. & #8221; Liniers
& #x1f441; & #xfe0f; & #x1f441; & #xfe0f; We have two focuses and two narrative plans in this book: past (narrated by Hilário, Brazilian) and present (narrated by Alice, Portuguese). And the stories intertwine, in a beautiful and tragic way.
Portugal Portugal: the girl (as Alice is called by her parents and older sister Beatriz) is a child thirsty for good stories. She is devastated when her only book, left by her grandmother, is shattered. The girl cannot say a word, much less do anything to prevent such cruelty; his crying is silent, just like that shredded book. In a time when having books is a crime, silence invades the soul of those who love stories.
“Brazil: Hilário Pena finds himself involved in a murder and is not sure how things happened or whether he is guilty or not. Although the test to see if he has the C-gene (criminality gene) is negative, he remains stuck until he can be tried for the crime and as the years go by, hope for freedom also vanishes. And it is in this place that he ends up meeting Portuguese António, who in addition to friendship, offers him the opportunity to get to know books (which until then in Brazil were not prohibited).
& #x1f4dc; Going back to the present, to Portugal, we follow the friendship of Alice Crástino with Santiago Pena, who is called by the girl as & #8220; the grandfather of letters & #8221;, because it delighted her with many stories from the countless books she had already read. Santiago also, supported financially by a friend, fights for the books to circulate again, while a bond is created with the Crástino family, for good and for bad. .
& #x2764; & #xfe0f; Faust's writing is poetic, it is captivating, it is confrontational and it is an embrace of soul with soul. The author shows that writing is not a solitary process, so we have references to several works, directly or indirectly. With characters that have very significant names, numbers that say more than we can realize at first, The Silence of Books is a necessary work in the world we live in, where the past seems to be present, where burning and banning books has been our reality. I read and was read by this book.
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