Book Review: Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe

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Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe [per la versione italiana andate giù] Reviewed by Giulia Bertelli I have a strange relationship with Jonathan Coe. The first time I read one of his books I didn’t like it so much, it was The Rotters’ Club, it was January of 2006 and I was living a very bad … Continue reading

Book Review: Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry

Moab is my Washpot by Stepehn Fry [per la versione italiana andate giù] Reviewed by Giulia Bertelli I finished this book about two weeks ago and for many different reason I find myself to write about it just now. This is a bit strange for me because I usually have to write down at least … Continue reading

Showcase: Matteo Bianchi


Matteo Bianchi is a poet, editor and columnist. Born in 1987 in Ferrara, Italy, he graduate from University of Ferrara with a degree in Literature and is currently completing his postgraduate at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. His poetry has been widely published in magazines and anthologies, two poetry collections and the recipient of several poetry … Continue reading

Book Review: The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon


The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon [per la versione italiana andate giù] Reviewed by Giulia Bertelli For years I’ve been trying to stay away from this book. I usually don’t like stories about children, but there are exceptions, like Extremely loud and incredibly close by J.S.Foer that I loved … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Music for torching by A.M.Homes


MUSIC FOR TORCHING by A.M.Homes Reviewed by Giulia Bertelli [scroll down for italian translation] At first I wasn’t sure about this book. I took it in one of my trip to the library, I usually come aout with four or five books, one month of time to read them and a painful shoulder for the … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Swimming by Nicola Keegan

Swimming by Nicola Keegan    Review by Giulia Bertelli [scroll down for italian translation] This is the kind of book I would have wanted to write if I were a writer. Not much for the story, but for the writing Nicola Keegan has this kind of hurried writing. The words and the events flow smoothly … Continue reading


Sweet Dreams, a novel by Massimo Gramellini Review by Giulia Bertelli [Traduzione in italiano in basso] I often let myself go to prejudices that I build myself. It’s enough to take a book at the wrong time of the year, then I don’t give it the right attention and I end up putting in a … Continue reading

The fault in our stars by John Green


[TRADUZIONE IN ITALIANO IN BASSO] Reviewed by Giulia Bertelli The fault in our stars is the latest book . Until last week I wouldn’t have read his books. I can’t tell the real reason why, maybe I was afraid to find out just another lousy american writer. I read reviews about this last work, I … Continue reading

How to Start in Stand-Up Comedy by Chris MacLean


How to Start in Stand-Up Comedy: A Guide to Becoming a Comedian in Toronto is the first and only Canadian book about starting in stand-up comedy. It recently won the gold medal for humour and silver medal for best design non-fiction at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards held in New York. We interviewed the … Continue reading

Photo-book review: Beyond Vanity by Rüdiger Beckmann


Ruedi Beckmann studied communication designs at a private school in 1991-1994 and illustration at University of Applied Sciences in 1995-2005 in Hamburg. Since then he is living and working as a graphic designer there. Since 1998 he has been seriously working as an artistic photographer.   Reviewed by Chiara Costantino [scroll down for italian translation] … Continue reading


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