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by Alessandro Baricco
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Nithou's Readings
Nithou's Readings rated it 4 years ago
L'histoire d'une vie, en douceur, d'un sentiment précieux, mystérieux mais touchant. Une prose magnifique, un joyau de littérature, concis et léger mais précieux telle la soie. "C'est une souffrance étrange. Doucement. Mourir de nostalgie pour quelque chose que tu ne vivras jamais."
Bright and Bon Vivant
Bright and Bon Vivant rated it 5 years ago
Every word of this 91 page novel is so carefully thought out. Beautifully written and infinitely sad, it is reminiscent of a folk tale or fable, and like any good fable, it ends justly. I would like to explore other works by this Italian author.
EpicFehlReader rated it 5 years ago
The edition I have doesn't have the movie-tie in artwork. This novella has such beautiful, sparse writing but each word helps to bring the environment to life. I felt like I could feel all the silks, plants, the snowy air, everything. Funny too, I was a few pages in the book before I realized I had ...
Mikela rated it 6 years ago
I found myself totally captivated by this odd yet hauntingly beautiful story of love. This short little book fills its pages with so much mystery, suspense and love that I found myself wanting to read it again and again, gaining more from it with each reading, yet never quite knowing it completely, ...
Emamemi rated it 6 years ago
You might like to listen to Yoshida Brothers' Fuyu No Sakura (Cherry Blossoms in Winter) whilst reading this story resembling a haiku:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muqM4rV7ovMThis is such a small book, yet it tells much more through its words. You have to read this in one setting, uninterrupted, in...
Bonnie rated it 6 years ago
3.5 stars
DES rated it 6 years ago
Well, nice try but repetition on a 57 page short novella is not adding any stylistic merit to an otherwise not very believable story.
NinthWanderer rated it 10 years ago
A gorgeous little book. The prose is simple, lyrical and beautiful. It only took an hour to read, but I was completely absorbed.
Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it 11 years ago
A novella translated from Italian in abrupt sentences, with a degree of repetition that makes it a little like a poetic fairy tale. Charming and beautiful, but in a very obvious way.
eva rated it 11 years ago
Simple, yet incredibly beautiful, passionate and powerful. I loved the cadence of the author's writing.
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