Book Review: The shock of the fall by Nathan Filer

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The shock of the fall by Nathan Filer [per la versione italiana andate giù] Reviewed by Giulia Bertelli This is my life. I’m nineteen years old, and the only thing I have any control over in my entire world is the way I choose to tell this story. So I’m hardly going to fuck about. … Continue reading

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

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

Ben Aaronovitch: A magic London


Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch Reviewed by Giulia Bertelli   If you want to read the books of Ben Aaronovitch, it’s better if you buy all of them because when you finish one, you will have to read the next one. Rivers of London takes you in a little bit different version of our … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Una forma di vita (Une Forme de vie) by Amélie Nothomb


Una forma di vita by Amèlie Nothomb (Une Forme de vie) Recensione scritta da Giulia Bertelli [Scroll down for English translation] “Perché io? Va’ a sapere. Sto per scrivere una cosa tragica e vera: io sono un essere poroso cui le persone assegnano un ruolo opprimente nella propria vita”. Senza cercarlo mi capita in mano … Continue reading

FEVER DREAMS: book review and interview with Yahia Lababidi


Fever Dreams by Yahia Lababidi Book review and interview by Annalisa King I have to admit that I am not the world’s greatest fan of poetry. In fact, I haven’t opened a poetry book since I studied Philip Larkin seven years ago (a brilliant poet by the way!) So when I received Yahia Lababidi’s email with the … Continue reading

Book Review: Croatian Nights – A Festival of Alternative Literature – Various Authors


Croatian Nights – A Festival of Alternative Literature Various Authors Reviewed by Annalisa King This is a marvellous collection of short stories. Sex and alcohol are mixed in with a splash of violence and a good helping of humour. All this creates a delicious cocktail of weird and wonderful stories set in or about Croatia. A mixture of British … Continue reading

Interview – Intervista: Anna Giraldo – “436”


Anna è nata nel 1972 in un paese della provincia di Mantova, dove vive tutt’ora. Dal 2001 fà la consulente informatica e prima del 2008 non avrebbe mai immaginato che sarebbe stata letteralmente travolta dalla passione per la scrittura. Per il resto Anna adora i felini, ama  viaggiare e degustare. Anna debutta come scrittrice con … Continue reading