Category Archives: Italy

Involuntary Witness

Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio  (Italian) translated by Patrick Creagh 2002 /290 pages read by Sean Barrett 7h 30m rating:  B+ / crime –  legal thriller This is the first book in the Guido Guerrieri series – it takes place in … Continue reading

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My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (Italian) translated by Ann Goldstein 2012/ 336 pages rating:  9.5 /21st cent lit At the age of 65, Lila Cerullo,  the best friend of Elena Greco who is the 1st person protagonist,  is missing. … Continue reading

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New Finnish Grammar

New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani 2000/2011 (Eng.) – 196 pgs Rating – 9 Wow!  This book is about memory and identity and language all mixed together.   During WWII a man is found near the exploded wreck of a … Continue reading

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11/13 – The Prague Cemetery

The Prague Cemetery  Umberto Eco 2011 (Eng) / 437 pages / hard cover / rating 9 my little review   **** Just finished  this morning –  great book but not quite up to Foucault’s Pendulum (my favorite) or The Name … Continue reading

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