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by Niccolò Ammaniti
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Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it 5 years ago
As I began reading, I realized that I'd read this before. And I had the same impression of it this time as the first time. I liked it. It's a very evocative depiction of this moment in 9 yr old Michele's life. But ultimately, I wanted more than the narrow focus it provided. I really wished the scope...
Beamis12 rated it 6 years ago
Set during the heat wave in the summer of 1978, in rural Italy nine year old Michele and his friends pretty much have the countryside to themselves. The parents stay in and try to alleviate the heat in whatever ways they can. Michele is only concerned about today, like most children and does not yet...
rainontheroad rated it 7 years ago
    This book is like riding on a rickety bicycle without brakes down a very very steep hill. It's short, fast-paced, gripping and scary. You really are not sure where you're going to end up.   It is short (just around 200 pages) so you could read it in a sitting or two. The description of the idyll...
Traveller rated it 10 years ago
A poignant coming of age story about the loss of innocence of a rural Italian boy. The tale is told with enough balance as to be emotionally and intellectually engaging without being overly sentimental.The style comes across as so effortless and the plot is so well handled, that one almost feels as...
cczarneckikernus rated it 10 years ago
Simply told through the voice of a 12 year old Italian boy, I found this a moving story about a boy's discovery and what follows
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 10 years ago
Spotted on Hayes's profile. Translated from the Italian by Jonathan Hunt.I was just about to overtake Salvatore when I heard my sister scream.That ending was a bit meh! Could have been a weak 4* but for that conclusion.
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it 10 years ago
Well, he may not be scared but call me utterly terrifed. I find it hard to believe the book could be better or even equal to the film which I've seen twice and I wasn't any less scared the second time.I must confess that I've done no more than flick through the book and check the odd scene here and ...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 11 years ago
This book is a coming of age tale about a young boy who stumbles upon a dark secret with links to his family. I hate to give away too much because the book is short and the plot should be a surprise.It is well written with a beautiful sense of time, place and characterization. The main character of ...
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