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The Folklore Book Tag

I've never really liked Taylor Swift, but I have to recognize that her newest album Folklore got me by surprise, because I wasn't expecting these beautiful, aesthetic and deep songs from her. So since I've fallen in love with it, let's have some fun doing this tag created by A Whisper Of Ink - don't forget to take a look at her blog! By the way, no one tagged me to do this tag, I just wanted to.


Rules

  • Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink

  • Tag at least 3 people

  • Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post

  • Thank whoever tagged you and link to their post




1. the 1 – a book with an ending that left you speechless

This is probably Last Afternoons With Teresa or Últimas tardes con Teresa by Juan Marsé. I read it almost six years ago for a school project and I still remember how its ending got me thinking about it for so many days that I went to my teacher to talk about it deeply.


My rating: ★★★☆☆


Synopsis: Published in 1966, Marsé's third novel received international acclaim. Deemed to be his best work, Últimas tardes con Teresa, a period novel set in Barcelona, revolves around an impossible love story between the daughter of a well-to-do family, Teresa, and a young working-class, motorbike thief, Manolo, from Murcia. The choice of main characters reveals the author's wish to confront two opposing worlds, that of the Catalan bourgeoisie and the marginalised world of predominantly, Andalusian immigration. The main male character, called ‘Pijoaparte’, shall enter into the annals of 20th century literary history as the archetype of the low-life immigrant.



2. cardigan – a book that makes you feel happy and sad all at once

Let's get cheesy! A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. I don't remember well the whole story since I read it many years ago, but I know that this story made me smile like a fool but also cry my eyes out. So I guess this is a good choice.


My rating: ★★★★★