Louis-Ferdinand Céline – The Life and Work of Semmelweis

He would do anything to get his degree! It is – or it is said to be – the graduation thesis in medicine of the...

The Fables of Phaedrus

  Sad Latin Bestiaries Drawing inspiration from Aesop, Phaedrus narrates in verses moral apologues of talking animals, easy to be referred to the human experiences. Unlike...

William McIlvanney – The Kiln

  We are the book, the book is us More than a read, this is an experience. There is no unscathed escape from this novel by...

Valerio Evangelisti – We Shall be All

  A past without clean slate Thirty years of American syndicalism seen through the eyes of Eddie Florio, a man for sale, with neither scruples or...

VVAA – Agents of Treachery

The best spy is the one uncovering history A decent anthology, edited by Otto Penzler, with prominent authors and fourteen stories which, though in most...

Sigmund Freud – The Future of an Illusion

The Well-Written Wrong Prophecy A short essay by the Father of Psychoanalysis, exquisite writer, on religion, portrayed as a consoling drive, which mankind invented to...

James Hadley Chase – The Things Men Do

  A stainless-steel author A classic noir in the equally classic style of James Hadley Chase, impeccable master of the genre, able as usual to create...

Muriel Barbery – The Elegance of the Hedgehog

  The Indigestibility of Bad Books A solid batter of pseudo-intellectual clichés with Parisian-Japanese sauce, this novel is about the unlikely redemption of a dejected janitress,...

“Don Pietraviva’s Fences” by Cataldo Russo

A timeless masterpiece A modern novel already a classic, for both the realism with which it has been designed, and its plot and structure. A...

Jonas Jonasson – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

An Unpleasant Mess A novel that should be rightfully ranked in the books-to-be-forgotten category, it is about the picaresque adventures, from birth to extreme old...

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