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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 Fran├žois Mespero. Original Spanish.

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La ciudad de los prodigios by Eduardo Mendoza 3. I loved his attempts at hitting on his pretty neighbor or his ideas to get acquainted with his neighbors or his obvious love for human food.

The complete review ‘s Review:. Maybe the Kafka Prize will draw more attention to him. Login to add to list.

Mendoza gently mocks the city council of Barcelona. Join 1, other followers.

I fetch my head and I wash it in a nearby public fountain. The book was written inyou can imagine the kind of attention he must have brought to himself walking around looking like Madonna.


No stone is left unturned, no danger too much, in the search for his old pal Gurb in the topsy-turvy world of planet Earth. Parody is a feature that is present throughout the book, an example of which is when the alien describes the composition of water as “hydrogen, oxygen and poo.

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This page was last edited on 16 Marchat I’m guessing from what I’ve read about him. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait First proper laugh out loud moments in reading, anyway for a good long time. Comments in French are welcome Cancel reply Enter your comment here Visionary Narrator, it seems.

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. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”?

No Word From Gurb is narrated by an alien, part of a two-man crew that land on earth on an exploratory mission. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


No Word From Gurb – Eduardo Mendoza

I think there is value to comedy and escapist literature, too. He is also a really nice person when you go talk to him. The Best Books of Notify me ghrb new posts via email. Gloria by Eduardo Mendoza 3. This is a division to which they attach huge importance, without knowing why.


Separate different tags with a comma. The whole novella is peppered with funny moments like this, the contrast between the action and the serious tone creates a fantastic comical effect.

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No Word From Gurb

Review quote ‘Wonderfully inventive and hilarious’ The Times ‘A great read. Kingston Information and Library Service.

As a parody”No Word from Gurb” depicts the day-to-day life of the city from the perspective of an alien. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Email required Address never made public.