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If on a Winter's Night a Traveller - Italo Calvino
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
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Calvino's masterpiece opens with a scene that's reassuringly commonplace: apparently. Indeed, it's taking place now. A reader goes into a bookshop to buy a book: not any book, but the latest Calvino, the book you are holding in your hands. Or is it? Are you the reader? Is this the book? Beware.... show more
Calvino's masterpiece opens with a scene that's reassuringly commonplace: apparently. Indeed, it's taking place now. A reader goes into a bookshop to buy a book: not any book, but the latest Calvino, the book you are holding in your hands. Or is it? Are you the reader? Is this the book? Beware. All assumptions are dangerous on this most bewitching switch-back ride to the heart of storytelling.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099430896 (0099430894)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
Category:
Contemporary
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theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it
4.0 You Are About To Embark On A Journey...
You are about to read Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveller that you bought from your favorite book store. As you turn to the first chapter, you realize you are reading you. You begin to read a description of you and what you would do in the book. You realize you are going through the b...
xndrme
xndrme rated it
5.0 If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
Well, it's what you always wanted: to be part of the book you are reading, to read about yourself.
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it
5.0 If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
What the fuck did I just read
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
3.0 If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
23/8 - The blurb on GR makes me think the book is going to be a cross between Robin Sloan's Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore and a book from Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series - books within books, characters aware that they are being read, and a detective story all at the same time. Sounds crazy w...
Lovica
Lovica rated it
5.0 Delightfully intricate
It's been too long since I actually read this book to give an in depth review. Instead, I'm left with impressions. Vague memories of beautiful passages, striking imagery, and a book that satisfies on many levels. This was my first experience with Calvino, and I became an instant fan. One of my all-t...
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