Sergi Roberto recommends: ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Shoe Dog’, the ‘Harry Potter’ saga, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Sergi Roberto recommends: ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Shoe Dog’, the ‘Harry Potter’ saga, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Barça star suggests some top lockdown material: JK Rowling's magical adventures, a trip to Middle Earth, Suzanne Collins' trilogy and the untold story of Nike

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

On his birthday, Harry Potter discovers that he is the son of two well-known sorcerers, from whom he has inherited magical powers. He must attend a famous school of magic and sorcery, where he befriends two young men who will become his adventure companions. During his first year at Hogwarts, he discovers that a malevolent and powerful wizard named Voldemort is in search of a philosopher's stone that lengthens the life of whoever owns it.

  • Year: 2001
  • Director: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Emma Watson

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Frodo Baggins is a hobbit that his uncle Bilbo bears the mighty One Ring, capable of granting unlimited power to whoever possesses it, in order to destroy it. However, very powerful evil forces want to take it away from him.

  • Year: 2001
  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

  • Year: 2012
  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, Aidan Turner

The Hunger Games

In a post-apocalyptic future, North America has become Panem--a collection of twelve districts surrounding a prosperous Capitol City. Each year, as punishment for a long-ago rebellion, the Capitol selects one boy and one girl from each district to compete in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death.

When Primrose, Katniss's younger sister, is among the two names called from District 12, Katniss volunteers to take her sister's place. After all, it's her skill with a bow and arrow that has put food on the family table since their father's death. But can Katniss, who is willing to risk her life to save her sister's, learn to kill humans the same way she hunts… without mercy?


Shoe Dog

In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of start-ups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all start-ups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today.

But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry and gutsy, he begins with his crossroads moment when at 24 he decided to start his own business. He details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream - along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls how his first band of partners and employees soon became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything.

A memoir rich with insight, humour and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons - about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world

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