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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

“There is no doubt that all wisdom comes from anger.” The story is simple and intense. The narrator and protagonist of the story is that of a woman who is no longer very young, in a very small town along the border between Poland and the Czech Republic (but on the Polish side), where everyone knows each other and relations with neighbors are so dry as intense as the winter cold. The protagonist of the...

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The other world

“Are we over a barrel?” Interesting text, characterized by a precise journalistic slant, but without exceeding pure news. A clarity and narrative fluidity that make reading pleasant and smooth, in some ways, with few equals. The commitment made in field research, literally from one part of the globe to the other, represents the solid foundation on which the story narrated. Starting from the most remote Russia, the United States, the Maldives and a long list...

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Of mice and man

Written by Maria Guidi This review is available only in the original language. _________________________________________________________________________ Scritto da Steinbeck nel 1937, Uomini e topi è uno di quei romanzi che – a prescindere dal trascorrere del tempo – risultano sempre attuali e lasciano un segno profondo nel lettore. È la storia di un’amicizia, quella tra George e Lennie, che si spostano da un ranch all’altro lavorando dove capita, con l’intenzione di mettere da parte abbastanza denaro da “avere un...

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Little book of fantastic entomology

“If you follow the butterflies, you always get to the other side of the world.” A witty, wide-ranging novel about the whys of life, faced with naturalness, analyzed in the warm wind of common sense. The story told is extremely simple, but not uncomplicated for this. Accompanied by the love for hematology, a group of young boys, driven by the desire to conquer the world, leave home for a few days to go in search...

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The caste of the untouched

“Those who are able to control their sexual instincts can only be considered as belonging to a superior race.” Sociological work of impact starting from the title. A concrete commitment to try to shed light on one of the most delicate and controversial issues within the Catholic world: the relationship between sex (and sexuality) and the clergy. Although celibacy is a rule of canon law, and therefore easily repealed because it is not directly connected...

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The lake water is never sweet

“My daughter writes well, but not in an appropriate way, she wastes fine words on petty things.” The story told is that of an invisible family in contemporary Italy, and by invisible we mean the last of the last. Forced to survive on the edge of legality to have a roof over her head and food to put on the table. A situation of total precariousness from which there seems to be no way out,...

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Teodoro

Written by Dimitri A. Piccolillo (Bookseller Mondadori Bookstore Barona) This review is available only in the original language. ____________________________________________________________________________ Un intimo viaggio dell’anima nella vita. Durante la presentazione del libro in streaming, ci siamo un scervellati con Melissa sulla modalità più corretta per riassumere il suo primo e strepitoso romanzo in poche parole. Sul fatto del “dovere di riassumerlo” siamo tutti d’accordo che è solo uno strumento di marketing, anche abbastanza noioso ormai: un libro...

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The ravenous

Written by Dimitri A. Piccolillo (Bookseller Mondadori Bookstore Barona) This review is available only in the original language. ___________________________________________________________________________   Il mondo dei famelici è un mondo dove tutto è possibile: ogni passo della vita dei protagonisti è testo al miglioramento della propria vita e, in alcuni casi, anche a quella degli altri. Un mondo dove l’affermazione di sé, socialmente e economicamente, è sempre possibile: ma a che costo? Il romanzo di Davide D’Urso parte da espedienti...

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The Alchemist

Written by Irene Baiano This review is available only in the original language _________________________________________________ Cos’è che ti rende felice? Cosa hai sempre sognato di fare? Hai abbastanza coraggio per compiere la tua leggenda personale? Ecco cosa mi chiedevo mentre leggevo questo libro. L’alchimista racconta di un viaggio avventuroso alla ricerca di un tesoro nascosto, come in una favola, e proprio come tale ci si immerge in un mondo dove realtà e simboli si fondono. La...

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The last summer in the city

Written by Alessia Agostinelli This review is available only in the original language. _______________________________________________________   Ci sono romanzi che rapiscono da subito, prima ancora di essere iniziati. A volte è  sufficiente una parola, un’immagine che preannuncia il mondo che andremo a scoprire in quelle pagine ancora ignote, a volte occorre solo un titolo. C’è qualcosa in loro che richiama il lettore e sembra volerlo condurre a casa. Per me è successo così con l’opera prima...