09. december 2013

Oktobrsko branje

image Neil Gaiman, Fortunately, the Milk

»“Do not, whatever else you might do,” said the professor, “touch those two stones together.” “Why not?” “Because, according to my calculations, if the same object from two different times touches itself, one of two things will happen. Either the Universe will cease to exist. Or three remarkable dwarfs will dance through the streets with flowerpots on their heads.”«

Očka je šel po mleko, padel v časovno luknjo, prepotoval z znanstvenikom dinozavrom čas naprej in nazaj … in še vedno otrokom prinesel mleko. Fenomenalno dobro, enkrat naslednje leto jo dobimo v slovenščini. Do takrat lahko uživate v ameriški ali angleški različici, ki sta sicer enaki, a imata ilustracije različnih avtorjev.

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Jo Nesbo, Prdoprašek doktorja Proktorja

»Ko so bile njene veke spet na svojem mestu, je najprej ugotovila, da so ptički nehali peti. Potem je odkrila doktorja Proktorja, ki je z zbeganim izrazom na obrazu sedel v travi, listi s hruške pa so okoli njega padali, kot da bi nenadoma prišla jesen. Ampak Bulleja ni videla. Pogledala je na desno, na levo in nazaj. Končno je pogledala gor. Ampak Bulleja ni bilo nikjer.«

Nesboja pri nas poznamo predvsem po dokaj surovih kriminalkah (Taščica …), piše pa tudi odlične, malo dalovske zgodbe za otroke. Upam, da bomo še kakšno dobili v prevodu.

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Uwe Timm, Dirkalni pujs Rudi Rilec

»Ko sva s sestro popoldne prišla iz šole, smo otroci postavljali prašičjo uto. Jaz sem si od našega zelenjavarja priskrbel tri zaboje. Razstavil sem jih na deščice, te pa sem nato znova zbil skupaj: tri stranske stene in pravcato sedlasto streho.«

Mestna družina dobi pujsa. Luštno, za osnovno šolo.

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Susanna Tamaro, Čarobni krog

»Rik ni še nikoli videl česa podobnega. Popraskal se je po glavi in dvignil nos. V svetu ljudi se je dogajalo malo preveč čudnih stvari. Brž ko so otroci izginili v temi ceste, ki je vodila na hrib, se je Rik vrnil v sod. Do zore je manjkalo še nekaj ur. “Še dobro, da nisem človek,” je pomislil, globoko zavzdihnil in zaspal.«

O živalih in ljudeh in uničevanju narave. Napisano pa tako čudno – mal

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Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

»September looked down and leftward as best she could. She could see the dancing bears, the ringmaster blowing peonies out of her mouth like fire, an elephant floating in the air, her trunk raised, her feet in mid-foxtrot—and all of them paper. The skin of the bears was all folded envelopes; they stared out of sealing-wax eyes. The ringmaster wore a suit of birthday invitations dazzling with balloons and cakes and purple-foil presents; her face was a telegram. Even the elephant seemed to be made up of cast-off letterheads from some far-off office, thick and creamy and stamped with sure, bold letters. A long, sweeping trapeze swung out before them. Two acrobats held on, one made of grocery lists, the other of legal opinions. September could see Latin on the one and lemons, ice, bread (not rye!), and lamb chops on the other in a cursive hand. When they let go of the trapeze-bar, they turned identical flips in the air and folded out into paper airplanes, gliding in circles all the way back down to the peony-littered ring. September gasped and clapped her hands—but the acrobats were already long behind them, bowing and catching paper roses in their paper teeth.«

Tretja knjiga iz cikla o vilinski deželi, spet napisana tako krasno kot prvi dve. Vsebinsko sicer zaostaja za prvo, vseeno pa gre za krasno branje.

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John Green, Looking for Alaska

»“So this guy,” I said, standing in the doorway of the living room. “François Rabelais. He was this poet. And his last words were ‘I go to seek a Great Perhaps.’ That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”«

Cel set Greenov sem prebral, pa jih ne bom opisoval. Vsi so o odraščanju, vsi so vredni branja. Preberite jih!

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John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

»The morning after noted child prodigy Colin Singleton graduated from high school and got dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, he took a bath.«

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John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

»we are on a street corner in front of a porn shop. there are people passing by. chicagoans - you can’t be less musical than chicagoans. i am in a completely demolished state. my mind is having a heart attack. the last thing i need is for the fat lady to sing. but do i protest? do i decide to live the rest of my life within the subway system, feeding off the rats? no. i just nod dumbly, because he wants to sing this song so badly that i’d feel like a jerk to say no.«

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John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

»Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.«

Krive so zvezde

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John Green, Paper Towns

»“Interesting capitalization,” I said. “Yeah. I’m a big believer in random capitalization. The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle.”«

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