Thursday, 25 May 2017

Moth Box Unboxing | May 2017

Got my second Moth Box in the mail! I was so happy when I got a notification to go and pick it up at the Post Office. It kinda lightened my mood since I started finals yesterday and I can't seem to catch a break when it comes to the stress department. Anyways, let's talk about the two beautiful books that came in the box.

Ties by Domenico Starnone is a short novel about the story of a married couple that has managed to stay together but, in reality, the marriage is more than broken. This is translated from the Italian by Pulizer-winner Jhumpa Lahari and is published by Europa editions. This sounds really good but I'm a little bit weary about it because as you may know I am Spanish and I kinda feel like a Spanish translation would be more suitable for a Italian work of fiction. Let me explain. If the book is originally written in German or a Nordic language, for example, I would always search for the English translation and if the book is originally written in, let's say, Italian, French or Portuguese I go for the Spanish one if possible. This is a preference of mine of course. However, I have no way of proving which translation is better since there is not a Spanish one available.

The second book is Star-Shot by Mary-Ann Consantine, a debut novel set in Wales which is supposed to be part fable, part mystery. Do you need anything else? Honestly, that's all I want to know.

And that's the unboxing! As always, you can follow Moth Box on Twitter to get all the information about next boxes. I know they are gonna make Moth Box a proper subscription box now so I will highly recommend checking the website and signing up for their newsletter to be informed about what is to come.


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