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Hardboiled & Hard Luck

“Things that don’t matter to some can be as terrible as death to others.” Book divided into two stories detached from each other Hard Boiled and Hard Luck (hence the title H/H). Although indirectly in contrast to the setting, characters and family relationships, the background theme links the two stories: the world of the afterlife, and the attempt to move forward despite the inner pain. In the first story, the protagonist is a young girl...

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Human Stain

“The little bit of stoicism I have inside goes away, and the desire not to die, to never die, becomes almost unbearable.” Unique novel, to be read calmly, without haste, and to recommend to your friends as a show of affection. The narrating voice is that of Nathan Zuckerman, who tells the story of his friend Coleman Silk, senior lecturer and principal of Athena College, starting from the summer of 1998, which led to the...

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Written by Alessia Colombo This review is available only in the original language. Tipologia: albo illustrato Tematiche principali: famiglia, avventura, natura Tecnica delle illustrazioni: matita e acquerello Età consigliata: 0-6 anni   A caccia dell’orso andiamo. Di un orso grande e grosso. Ma che bella giornata! Paura non abbiamo. Così un gruppo di cinque bambini dalle età disparate, assieme al loro cane, parte alla ricerca dell’orso che abita in una grotta sulla spiaggia. Per arrivarci attraversano...

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The old man and the sea

“My alarm clock is my age.” said the old man. “Why do old people wake up so early? It will be because the day lasts longer?” Immense. We can’t find other adjectives to describe such a masterpiece. The stylistic code is immense, the concrete weight of some reasoning and indirect reflections to which the reader is led. We do not discover anything new, many others have written it before us, but falling in love with...

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The night of the witches

Written by Giada Marino This review is available only in the original language. _______________________________________________________   Oggi ho proprio voglia di recensire un libro per i più piccini, certa però che anche i più grandi lo troveranno interessante. Il libro in questione fa parte della collana che ha creato la Piemme Junior, ovvero I Brividosi. Sono storie scritte da un autore un po’ particolare: il signor P.P.Strello, ovvero un pipistrello che si diletta a creare racconti...

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The Bolivian Diary

“Bad day for me: I got over it by willpower because I felt broken.” This review is not intended to be a judgment on the historical-political figure, nor a trial on what Latin American history was during the Cold War, a field of confrontation between the USA and the USSR, superpowers engaged in multiple peripheral conflicts to avoid direct clashes, with unimaginable consequences. This is not the place and, frankly, we don’t think we are...

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A door in the sky

“Every game I play is one game less than I have left. I’ve always known this.” Autobiography, in the style of the book-interview, on one of the last romantic heroes of Italian sport. An athlete covered with an aura of melancholy, capable of making even those who have no interest in football fall in love with him. Because Roberto Baggio was this: the impossible that became reality, the homey smell of Sunday afternoon, a ball...

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God hates Japan

Written by Syria Soccorso. This review is available only in the original language. ________________________________________________________ Dio odia il Giappone è un libro scritto da Douglas Coupland. Il racconto ha il merito di aprire nuovi punti di osservazione su un paese dalle mille contraddizioni, diviso a metà tra passato e iper futuro. A farne le spese in maniera indiretta i suoi abitanti, costretti ad un mascherato isolazionismo sociale. Protagonista della storia è Hiro Tanaka, un ragazzino insicuro...

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Deception Point

“Sometimes a thin thread is enough to discover something.“ Fast-paced thriller, with a sustained rhythm capable of involving the reader. Even the least passionate of the genre, will not stop to read it, at lease up to three-quarters of the story. But then the trouble comes, and you start to feel the weight of the many scattered technical explanations. Military procedures, armaments, institutional procedures and street references, that are simply too much; but after all...

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Pure Life

“Maybe the most interesting tips are those that cannot be given in words.” “What do you mean?” “In the sense that they are like ascertainment germs of a delayed effect.” Relations between parents and children are the most difficult to build. Misunderstandings, weaknesses, communicative gaps and recriminations undermine stability over the years. Giovanni, the main character of the book, is not an exception to this natural law of the world. The long journey by car...