Frederico M.F.

Frederico M.F.

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A play I enjoy - Tangos e Tragédias used to be a comedic musical from my home city. It told the love stories and tragedies of two musician refugees from the fictional country of Sbornia. The performers put a lot of thought into their quirky personas and musical repertoires, constantly cracking jokes and calling the audience to participate. Unfortunately, one of them died in 2014, so the show was cancelled. I only got to watch it once, but it made me value local artistic productions.

A play I enjoy - Tangos e Tragédias used to be a comedic musical from my home city. It told the love stories and tragedies of two musician refugees from the fictional country of Sbornia. The performers put a lot of thought into their quirky personas and musical repertoires, constantly cracking jokes and calling the audience to participate. Unfortunately, one of them died in 2014, so the show was cancelled. I only got to watch it once, but it made me value local artistic productions.

This Summer I read George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, about his experiences in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell gets into the gritty details of how the frontline was like, from dull precariousness of the trenches to the chaotic frenzy of assaulting the enemy and the numbing pain of getting shot. The book also includes a deep political analysis of the war and the political climate at the time. It was especially nice to read this book while visiting Spain and seeing some of the places he…

Spain - - GC - The tanks of the rivals. A Republican soldier rides a Soviet supplied T 26 tank.

I would say The Wall is my favorite music album. My favorite song in it would probably be Comfortably Numb, but the rest are also just as worth listening to. Not only are they rich instrumentally, but also lyrically. The lyrics convey emotion with depth and nuance, from the desire of Young Lust to the paranoia of Waiting for the Worms. It also carries political and social critique in some songs and comes together to tell a single story of emotional turmoil as a result of external troubles.

'The Wall' by Pink Floyd is one of the greatest rock albums of all time. Find out how I discovered it and what it means to me as a fan of the band. It's the first Pink Floyd album I listened to and has remained a favorite ever since.

I read Jack Kerouac's On the Road this Summer (January in South America) after I thought the English teacher assigned, when she actually hadn't. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed it. Through Sal Paradise, I learned about freedom and adventure and finding beauty with your own eyes, even if others don't see it. I also felt somewhat connected to the book while reading it, since I was doing a lot of road traveling myself, though I did not experience any of Sal and Dean's crazy drug-fueled exploits.

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The Quest for Karla is an omnibus of three of John le Carré's novels–Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy and Smiley's People. They are all Cold War espionage novels protagonized by the aging spy George Smiley, whose emotions and inner thoughts are masterfully depicted by le Carré. Tinker, Tailor was one of the hardest books I ever read, being set in 70's England and being very long. I hope to finish the other books in the trilogy and give a proper closure to it.

The Honourable Schoolboy - John Le Carre (reading it as part of this gigantic omnibus collection)