Sugestão de fim-de-semana
Ignorar que já regressámos ao trabalho.
Ignore that you’re back to work.
Aproveitar o fim-de-semana como se ainda estivesse de férias.
Enjoy your weekend as if you’re still on vacations.
E ler um livro.
And read a book.
A espuma dos dias (a.k.a. L’écume des jours a.k.a. Froth on the daydream, 1947), Boris Vian
«Chamaram-lhe alguns, a obra-prima do autor. E num prefácio que andou durante muito tempo colado ao seu “Arranca-Corações”, Raymond Queneau não hesitava perante o rótulo hierarquizante e audacioso: “o mais pungente dos romances de amor contemporâneos”.» Da Apresentação de Aníbal Fernandes
L’Ecume des jours (Foam of the Daze) is a jazz fueled Science Fiction story that is both romantic and nihilistic! Vian’s novel is an assortment of bittersweet romance, absurdity and the frailty of life. Foam of the Daze is a nimble-fingered masterpiece that is both witty and incredibly moving. It is a story of a wealthy young man Colin and the love of his life Chloe, who develops a water lily in her lung. The supporting cast includes Chick, an obsessive collector of noted philosopher Jean-Sol Partre’s books and stained pants, and Nicolas who is a combination of P.G. Wodehouse’s fictional butler Jeeves and the Green Hornet’s Kato. The soul of the book is about the nature of life disappearing and loving things intensely as if one was making love on a live grenade!