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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Best books on depression
Book list , Non-Fiction / October 6, 2012

What are the best books on depression? They can help you  better know and deal with this painful illness? Before replying to these questions, you must know that depression is a mental disorder which affects millions of persons in the world. We can affirm this illness is the main disease of the modern world. Nobody can be excluded from depression because that is evil in the human soul. I consider depression like the absolute evil, a ter...

To find e-book reading software for blind persons
Ebooks / October 6, 2012

Reading is wonderful when it is possible to do it, but if a person suffers for a low vision or is totally blind how is it possible to read a good e-book? The problem does not exist about mainstream book, but only for e-books which can be read only by a software called e-reader.   An e-reader is a device that allows to read any type of book in electronic format, that is e-book. Most e-books are not available for blind persons, both ...

E-books to learn a new language
Ebooks / October 6, 2012

Would you like to speak Italian or Chinese or another language in a fast and fun way? We are sure of this, because to learn a new language is a fantastic experience. When you learn a foreign language, you get to have a great knowledge with the possibility to communicate with more persons around in the world.   But, often, It is not easy to find valid sources to learn a new language in a fast and fun way. Before all, when you think ...

The best biographical book on Marilyn Monroe
Biography , Book list / September 2, 2012

Which is the best biography on Marilyn Monroe? Many books have been written about the most famous and loved actress in the world. Many words have been written on her tormented life, her childhood, film career, relationships with men and her tragic death.   The high sources on Marilyn make quite difficult to find a serious and well written biography. During the years, thousands books , stories and reviews on Marilyn’s life have be...