Evening Painting is a stunning homage to Venice. The work is really unique and original for several reasons. The first one is the subtitle, which is in Italian, namely: L’Amore di Vissini per Fionanora. Vissini and Fionanora are the names of the main characters of the book written by Richard James. Evening Painting is not a non – fiction or a travel book about the wonders of Venice, but a compelling and unconventional novel set in the mos...

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This could be defined a book about cryptocurrency, or rather, a fiction book on cryptocurrrency. While illegal digital currency exchanges are the leading thread of this mystery novel, the author unravels the dark side of Tokyo elite, with all of its perverse industries and the related depravity, where a crime is never a surprise, but an unexpected rule! I am discussing about Tokyo Traffic, the Book3 of the acclaimed mystery series by Michael Pron...

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This time I am very proud to review a novel about pirates written by Massimo Rozzoni, a talented Italian novelist who is preparing to be the new heir of Ken Follett. The book title is The Seed of Rosewood. That is the English translation of Il Seme del Palissandro, a volume of 500 pages set in Scotland, the Caribbeans and London, in 1715. The main character is Patrick Douglas, a 15 year old who has still to discover all of the dark contradictions...

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That is a book about a travel experience which turns into a spiritual journey. If I would have read this literary work in a different time, I would have recommended it to travel lovers, but today, in these hard days and after diving into the wonderful remembrances of the author, I can absolutely say that this book is for everybody, especially for those who are struggling with fear, panic and grief. The story is about the quest for a new way of li...

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To the Survivors is the touching memoir written by Robert Uttaro. The book arrived in my hands at the proper time and just some days after learning about the upcoming conviction of Harvey Weinstein, the movie producer accused of sexual harassment and sexual violence against some now popular actresses. To the Survivors is the journey of a 30 year American guy, Robert Uttaro, who serves as a voluntary counselor at a healing center for sexual trauma...

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This is a new book about mafia, namely an outstanding accounting about the Sicilian mafia you must absolutely read. In my new book review, indeed, I decided to discuss about A Dead Every Now and Then, a poignant accounting about the death threats and the assaults of the Mafia against a reporter in Sicily. As a Sicilian, I felt the duty to review this book on the mafia on my book site, in order to let you know not only a literary masterpiece, but ...

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The Retreat is the best psychological thriller of 2019 written by British novelist Mark Edwards. Here, I wrote my review about this gripping thriller. First of all, you must know that the book has been released only last year, on May, 2018 and already has had tons of positive customer reviews on Amazon. I am also one of these customers, but I wrote and published my review on my book site, not on Amazon. I bought the Kindle edition of The Retreat,...

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It is regarded as the most controversial book about the heart of the Catholic Church, namely the Vatican. I am discussing about In the Closet of the Vatican, the book written by French journalist Frederic Martel and this is my review about this controversial essay. First of all, you must know that the disclosure of the work has been authorized by Pope Francis. This is, at least, the first shocking revelation made by the author in the pages of his...

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The Painted Bridge is the debut novel by Wendy Wallace, a British freelance journalist and a writer.  In this review, I just discussed about this book.  When I read the novel, I cried and not because it was a bad fiction book,  but because it was a poignant masterpiece. Set in the age of Queen Victoria, this historical novel depicts the female condition in London during the XIX century. That is the same condition described by Virginia Wolf in ...

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Review Evening Painting Richard James
Book reviews , Fiction / June 12, 2020

Evening Painting is a stunning homage to Venice. The work is really unique and original for several reasons. The first one is the subtitle, which is in Italian, namely: L’Amore di Vissini per Fionanora. Vissini and Fionanora are the names of the main characters of the book written by Richard James. Evening Painting is not a non – fiction or a travel book about the wonders of Venice, but a compelling and unconventional novel set ...

Recensione L’Amore ai Tempi del Coronavirus di Shirin, Sarah e Stephanie Snyder
Review IT / June 8, 2020

L’Amore ai Tempi del Coronavirus è un racconto breve dedicato all’Italia. Non quella di oggi, ma quella immersa nel tremendo inizio della pandemia. A dir la verità, centinaia di opere e romanzi sono stati scritti durante i terribili giorni del lockdown. Erano saggi, dissertazioni e romanzi, più o meno lunghi, ma questo libro no: è diverso. E’ una novella, quindi un racconto breve che fa parte di una serie internazionale chiama...

Recensione Tokyo Traffic Michael Pronko
Review IT / June 1, 2020

Un avvincente giallo sugli inquietanti legami tra criptovalute e traffico di esseri umani. Possiamo definire così Tokio Traffic, terza parte di una saga che ha per protagonista il detective nipponico Hiroshi Shimizu. Nel romanzo, l’eclettica e scintillante capitale giapponese fa da sfondo a un brutale triplice omicidio avvenuto in uno studio cinematografico di film porno. Tra le vittime, anche una minorenne. Partendo da questa sciocc...

Review Tokyo Traffic Michael Pronko
Book reviews , Fiction / May 25, 2020

This could be defined a book about cryptocurrency, or rather, a fiction book on cryptocurrrency. While illegal digital currency exchanges are the leading thread of this mystery novel, the author unravels the dark side of Tokyo elite, with all of its perverse industries and the related depravity, where a crime is never a surprise, but an unexpected rule! I am discussing about Tokyo Traffic, the Book3 of the acclaimed mystery series by Mi...

Review The Seed of Rosewood Massimo Rozzoni
Book reviews , Fiction / April 27, 2020

This time I am very proud to review a novel about pirates written by Massimo Rozzoni, a talented Italian novelist who is preparing to be the new heir of Ken Follett. The book title is The Seed of Rosewood. That is the English translation of Il Seme del Palissandro, a volume of 500 pages set in Scotland, the Caribbeans and London, in 1715. The main character is Patrick Douglas, a 15 year old who has still to discover all of the dark cont...

Review To Find: The Search For Meaning In Life On The Gringo Trail J.R. Klein
Biography , Book reviews / March 25, 2020

That is a book about a travel experience which turns into a spiritual journey. If I would have read this literary work in a different time, I would have recommended it to travel lovers, but today, in these hard days and after diving into the wonderful remembrances of the author, I can absolutely say that this book is for everybody, especially for those who are struggling with fear, panic and grief. The story is about the quest for a new...

Review To the Survivors Robert Uttaro
Book reviews , Non-Fiction / March 4, 2020

To the Survivors is the touching memoir written by Robert Uttaro. The book arrived in my hands at the proper time and just some days after learning about the upcoming conviction of Harvey Weinstein, the movie producer accused of sexual harassment and sexual violence against some now popular actresses. To the Survivors is the journey of a 30 year American guy, Robert Uttaro, who serves as a voluntary counselor at a healing center for sex...

Best modern Italian novels translated into English
Book list , Italian books / February 18, 2020

Where to buy the best modern Italian novels translated into English? You can buy them in this post. As an Italian book lover, in fact, I selected, the best fiction books written by Italian novelists and translated into English from 2015 to now. In this list of the best modern Italian books translated into English, you won’t find the usual modern Italian novels you already bought and read, but new and contemporary Italian fiction books...

Best books 2019
Advicesbooks Prize / January 13, 2020

What are the best books of 2019? Rather, what are the best books I read and reviewed last year? Read this post to discover it, because you are just landed on the article of Advicesbooks Prize.  The prize relates to the best books I read and reviewed in the previous year. I read tons of books every year, but this year, I am absolutely sure about the best books I read in 2019. They are two: one written by a traditionally published au...