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Ted Hughes – The Iron Man

  The illusions of educational fairy tales Written in 1968, this cloying, pacifist tale is pleasing to read, but mostly trivial in content and, particularly, in...

Stefano Di Marino – Shadow Heroes

Tell me about a (spy) movie A century of spy movies from their beginning to the present day, narrated, commented, placed in their historical background...

Agatha Christie – Taken at the Flood

The reality of war and murder fiction A good plot, some non-trivial notation on the consequences of the war and racism towards foreigners, the theorem...

Georges Simenon – The Sailors’ Rendezvous

  The Deadly Power of Mad Love A tale of amour fou that turns into violence, the petite bourgeois temptations of a well-arranged marriage, a sensual...

Ray Bradbury – Farewell Summer

The moral of life A perfect sequel to “Dandelion Wine”, over fifty years later, “Farewell Summer” is a parable on the meaning of life and...

Franco Di Mare – Casimiro Rolex

Marginal criminals The novel is an amused and merciless portrait of the small Neapolitan petty crime; well written and with believable characters, it is a...

Valerio Evangelisti – Tortuga

  One of the best Italian books of the last decade Here there are neither imaginary pirates like the one played by Johnny Depp nor the...

Héctor Oesterheld, Alberto Breccia – Men with Lead Eyes

  Indelible light and shade Oesterheld wrote for Breccia a mysterious and harrowing story with a rapid, Kafkaesque pace. It is perfect for the unique images...

Barbara Garlaschelli – To laugh or to die

  One crime leads to another In this book, published for the first time in 1995 and proposed again by Todaro with some unreleased writings, Barbara...

Ilaria Tuti – Lena of the Butterflies

  A first-class narrator Bordano, region of Friuli: a small village, closed in a dell in the mountains. The body of twelve-year-old Lena is found in...