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La ballata delle canaglie

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Meet Vittorio and Milo, two young grifters living by their wits in modern Turin, getting by on petty scams and swindles. The two young men have kept an idea in a back drawer for years, the Big C - the Big Con. They're sure it will make them rich, but so far they haven't been able to get it off the ground. Enter Milo's uncle Grissino, a con-man with years of experience. He ...more
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Published 2006 by Marsilio (first published 2002)
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Keith MacKenzie
Jun 19, 2012 Keith MacKenzie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this book up at the library in about 2003-2004 when I was unemployed and looking for something to read to pass the time. As a big fan of subculture fiction and shoddy underground crime stories, this book really appealed to me. You can tell it wasn't written by a guy from Canada or the United States just in the sheer style of writing - it's uplifting, poetic and quite funny to read. The energy and attitudes of the lowlife characters in the book are infectious.

I even emailed Remmert hims
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Dec 10, 2010 Andrew rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried reading it but couldn't get into it. Id imagine in it's original italian it was very good but to me it didn't translate over well
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