A review, and links to other information about and reviews of No Word From Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza. Eduardo Mendoza has 48 books on Goodreads with ratings. Eduardo Mendoza’s most popular book is Sin noticias de Gurb. No Word From Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza () French title: Sans nouvelles de Gurb. (Translated by François Mespero. Original Spanish.

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After taking on human form — which they can do, with some effort — Gurb hitches a ride and disappears, thereafter making practically no effort to report back to his nominal commander. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

He takes colloquial expressions at face value and it gives hilarious deadpan entries in his journal, like this one:. Sin noticias de Gurb – US. There no real plot, more a story line and you can feel he made things up along the way.

Translated from the Spanish. He certainly is very popular in Poland with several editions of his books in the last 10 years. Everyone seems happy with this conclusion, including C. Ha, ha, I had to laugh at the Bike Scheme in Lyon — I always see loads of bikes by the river, but I can imagine not many people would like to ride them uphill!

I end up sprawled on my stomach. However, I know that in the city of Lyon, which is about mendiza flat as Barcelona, signed a contract with JC Decaux to provide free bikes around the city. The other member of the crew — lower-ranking, but responsible for most of the tasks on board, making the narrator somewhat eduafdo on him — is Gurb.


Menfoza read it at the beach and it was the perfect place for it. Kingston Information and Library Service. The story is about an alien who is lost in Barcelona whilst in search of his friend Gurb.

Traffic is horrendous and dangerous as the Narrator soon experiences: Tres vidas de santos by Eduardo Mendoza 2. Originally Posted by Daniel del Real. Still, there’s lots of good fun to be had here, and the novel offers quite a few laughs.

For example, although he doesn’t understand why, he notes that there are class divisions on Earth: Una comedia ligera by Eduardo Mendoza 3.

To include a comma eduarrdo your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Parts are very, very funny. Comments 10 Trackbacks 0 Leave a comment Trackback. Nichts neues von Gurb – Deutschland. I fetch my head and I wash it in a nearby public fountain.

No Word From Gurb – Eduardo Mendoza

Voices of Time By shaunrandol in forum Americas Literature. The bikes go back uphill thanks to trucks. Scandinavian crime novels became a hit in the UK, why not Spanish comedy novels, right?

Looking for beautiful books? Learn how your comment data is processed. Throughout his search for his friend Gurb, the alien criticises the behaviour of human beings and eduardoo that there are many differences between his culture and that of humans. An Insatiable Craving for Book… on. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. The narrator takes everything as given: Millions or more years ago, the Earth was created out of a series of terrible cataclysms: Sin noticias de Gurb.


Books by Eduardo Mendoza (Author of Sin noticias de Gurb)

This billet is my first about Spanish literature this year. Subjects Life on other planets — Fiction.

We were unable to find this edition in eduardoo bookshop we are able to search. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Do love Barcelona though. Originally Posted by Elie. Gloria by Eduardo Mendoza 3.

Mauricio o las elecciones primarias by Eduardo Mendoza 3. Contact World Literature Archive Top. Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But that will be another billet. Barcelona is a great city, I totally agree with that. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Notify me of edhardo comments via email. Las barbas del profeta by Eduardo Mendoza 3. To add more books, click here.

No Word From Gurb

Mendoza maintains his incomprehension nicely through the text, treating the commonplace and the completely extraordinary all the same, to good comic effect. Madrid by Eduardo Mendoza it was amazing 5.

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