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The Remains of Nothing

In one of the last issues of Inkroci I referred to the book/movie Harold and Maude as to a ‘little miracle’, since the movie...

Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking

Los Angeles, 1987. The Sunset Strip shimmers, swarms to a hybrid beat of pop, metal and glam fashion. Harley Davidsons, fishnet stockings, studs, black...

Giorgia Boragini – The Crime’s Script

  The wit of satire A crime novel that is above national average; Boragini is a new voice that does not just join the chorus of...

AAVV – Democracy in Italy

  The irresponsibility of the left wing and the hungry male prostitute Six heterogeneous and clear reflections on today’s political situation in Italy, from the traitorous...

James Hadley Chase – No Business of Mine

A Vintage classic A classic ‘Chase style’ novel, in which noir and hard-boiled blend into a crime fiction plot that leaves the reader breathless until...

Valerio Evangelisti – At Alphaville’s Periphery

  That amazing Evangelisti! This is a collection of thrilling essays, that, touching upon modernity and its (lack of) literary expression in Italy, deals with literature...

Fabrizio De André – Storia di un impiegato [A Clerk’s Tale]

  Storia di un impiegato, the sixth studio LP by Fabrizio De André, written with Giuseppe Bentivoglio and Nicola Piovani, came out in 1973. Like...

Gérard de Nerval – The Tale of Caliph Hakim

  Joy and revolution An extremely fascinating long story, which mixes Christian culture and “The Arabian Nights” into a crucible of familiar references while avoiding sterility...

Jonathan Safran Foer – Everything is Illuminated

A book full of (broken) promises It is not always easy to disentangle the two plots making up the story of this novel, which deals...

Erri De Luca – God’s Mountain

  Great story, great storyteller A novel made up of fragments, as is usual in De Luca, which alternates pearls of wisdom and life’s events in...