De mucho leer y poco dormir, se le secó el cerebro

It’s a bit concerning, on the tail end of a multi-week reading binge that’s left a huge heap of books by the side of my bed, to start another one and have it warn me in the prologue that it was too much reading and not enough sleep that drove the protagonist mad.

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Published in: on July 27, 2005 at 11:47  Comments (24)  
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  1. If you’re talking about the book that I *think* you’re talking about, then the author’s a total hypocrite. Feel free to ignore his warnings and just go ahead and read the book. 🙂

  2. If you’re talking about the book that I *think* you’re talking about, then the author’s a total hypocrite. Feel free to ignore his warnings and just go ahead and read the book. 🙂

  3. Yes, but I think he’s right…

  4. Yes, but I think he’s right…

  5. LOL!

  6. LOL!

  7. In that case, a friendly word of advice:
    Expect the Spanish Inquisition.

  8. In that case, a friendly word of advice:
    Expect the Spanish Inquisition.

  9. I always do.

  10. I always do.

  11. But no one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

  12. But no one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

  13. They keep thinking that. That’s why it’s all the more advantage against them to do so, at all times.

  14. They keep thinking that. That’s why it’s all the more advantage against them to do so, at all times.

  15. For the benefit of those of us less culturally endowed, which author are we talking about?
    It sounds like the sort of thing Borges would write, but I haven’t heard anything that would make me think he’s a hypocrite.
    Next guess would be Umberto Eco, though I haven’t actually read any of his stuff.

  16. For the benefit of those of us less culturally endowed, which author are we talking about?
    It sounds like the sort of thing Borges would write, but I haven’t heard anything that would make me think he’s a hypocrite.
    Next guess would be Umberto Eco, though I haven’t actually read any of his stuff.

  17. I just started reading the new translation of Don Quixote that Hans kept raving about. (Um… so to speak) It’s quite good.

  18. I just started reading the new translation of Don Quixote that Hans kept raving about. (Um… so to speak) It’s quite good.

  19. Umberto Eco is actually a pretty good guess; my theory is that Eco is cranky that Cervantes had the gall to predate him. By several hundred years.

  20. Umberto Eco is actually a pretty good guess; my theory is that Eco is cranky that Cervantes had the gall to predate him. By several hundred years.

  21. So is Borges, really. Ever read “Pierre Menard, author of Don Quixote“?
    (And Albert, you should very seriously read The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum. You would enjoy these books.)

  22. So is Borges, really. Ever read “Pierre Menard, author of Don Quixote“?
    (And Albert, you should very seriously read The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum. You would enjoy these books.)

  23. I’ve borrow them from William, so when I’m finished with them….

  24. I’ve borrow them from William, so when I’m finished with them….


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