I have to be honest; I always wanted to read Stephen King in his original language. The main reason is because the other works I read (many of them in Spanish) I feel something was missing in the translation. So I decided to read the author in his original form, and I have to tell I am not disappointed.
Often considered one the most famous work of the author, the root of one scary movie based on this novel, the work takes place somewhere unknown for the writer, The Colorado Rockies, inside the Overlook Hotel where the new caretaker, Jack Torrence, and his (broken) family . The main character, Jack, is a former teacher and an alcoholic with anger issues trying to making his book and living as a writer.
But something is wicked in the hotel, not only inside the history of the hotel and the many tales of cabin fever of the last caretaker killed all his family and many other ghosts who haunt the fragile mind of Dannny, the kid of the family. Slowly the father became crazy, delusional and wanting the blood of his family, he remembers all the bad days of the past, the divorce and those days of his youth, when his father wasn’t the best example.
See Your Space Cowboy
Horror and science fiction had share elements since their birth, and this work is one of many that confirms this; I remember hear about this novella in a documentary about the evolution of science fiction as a genre in many forms. But is most famous thanks two adaptation to the silver screen, one in 1951 and other in 1982 by John Carpenter.
Published in 1938, and daughter of that period of time, this novella tells us the cautionary story about a very different kind of invasion, a very dark one that replace the person near you; and the story about a group of scientist who find this thing in the Antarctic zone, they are the only one who can stop this invasion, but is going to be a big sacrifice isolated themselves from the others in order to survive. The paranoia is very well crafted but I have to say one thing, is about the style. As I mentioned before, is daughter of the it’s time and I feel this work aged very bad; the message is there, but everything else is very old.
See Your Space Cowboy
October is here, the month of horror and the topic about is valid celebrate the 31th of that month in Venezuela, where the horror is running free; and the worst part of living in Venezuela, you see the horror from other point of view. The horror of the harmful actions of people and the consequences of those actions, often, making the innocent people paying.
But this line aren’t about that, this time is about my poorly written reviews about books, short tales (in Spanish and English) and my opinions related to this holiday. And I want to write about the size of the monster. Often portrayed as a huge obstacle in the mythology and the highest trophy to obtain, but now, I think the more lethal monster are very small, so small we can even see them.
Bacterial forms are more lethal to us, more than a giant reptile; they can destroy us from inside, and that´s, at least to me, and that´s is even worse than the destruction created by a rampaging creature in a city. The history, our history has many episodes about a common cell, an illness is unleashed. The worst monster is one we can´t see, and this topic is something that Japanese movie directors and comic creators mastered very well.
Right now, I am writing away from my home and the solitude of my room. I am going to try writing again in English, my reasons to writing again are many ; I am trying to improve my English writing skills, try to improve the number of the visitors and, one of the most important, hoping to go under the radar of the censors.
Right now, I am thinking about the situation in Venezuela and the solution from the crisis is simple, the free market. But is a very risky option, at least to me, because the national currency is something nobody wants. In order to leap to a better place one thing is clear, change the currency and change the government.
But, the most important change us one so big and is going to take (at least) many years. I am talking about changing the people´s mind and the idea they had about the government and the state.
Everyone hates the government, some wants protection from the competition and the money of others, some wants to destroy it but they need that thing to gather money before the fire start and a few more only want to keep their money in their pocket because, they and I, are feeling choked by others. And the worst part is, our money is wasted, used to other things, away from something more useful. But they want us to pay taxes, and I hope you can understand taxation is theft, is not the cost we pay to create a society.
I am alive, at least I think that. But I forget this section of this little thing, but I don’t know what to write about. But, I am here trying because this little thing is having visitors from countries where my first language isn’t understand ( Like Indonesia) in other case, from countries where English is the first language and that is the perfect excuse to write again.
I don’t have the patience to write about the situation of my country, because I write about that a lot in my first language, and since the government want to censorship the internet I think one thing. Writing again in English could be a solution, I hardly believe they can understand this lines, at least they try to use the Google translator and I want to believe they are very busy with other things to censor, like the television or the news, than this small site.
And I promise a very long article next to this one. But first I need an idea to write about and to my readers from outside Venezuela, It’s on!