Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar (Argentina)

Title: Șotron

Author: Julio Cortazar

Original title: Rayuela

Original language: Spanish

Rating: 4 out of 5

“She would smile and show no surprise, convinced as she was, the same as I, that casual meetings are apt to be just the opposite, and that people who make dates are the same kind who need lines on their writing paper, or who always squeeze up from the bottom on a tube of toothpaste.” 

“We went around without looking for each other, but knowing we went around to find each other.” 

“As if you could pick in love, as if it were not a lightning bolt that splits your bones and leaves you staked out in the middle of the courtyard. (…) You don’t pick out the rain that soaks you to the skin when you come out of a concert.”