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A MODERN FAIRY-TALE ROMANCE

“A beautifully crafted modern fairy tale where absurdity joins with revelation, and a transcendent experience leaves behind chaos, a hint of cinnamon, frog spit, and subtle musics.” [GoldenGryphon.com]

The story of a resigned librarian who can see shades of silence and talks to portraits. A fairy tale romance with a strong sense of fantastic.

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Letizia Sechi
Take a sad and insecure woman, add a library of four floors with a glass dome and an eagle trapped in the elegance of her flight. Amalgam with a colorful jester who's looking for a frog, three meters high - and please, consider that the frog is very smart, sarcastic and in tune - a handful of homeless people who live permanently on the second floor of the library and a set of objects with singular behaviors. Bring to a boil and taste: if you find out that there is too much madness try to read be...more
Silletta
Yep, it's really a modern fairy tale, and a charming one.
Si comincia con un'atmosfera alla fiaba di Natale: una notte fredda e nevosa, un luogo caldo ma non del tutto accogliente - usato più come nascondiglio che come rifugio - e una donna sola persa nel proprio mondo interno fatto di riflessioni e dubbi su di sé. L'arrivo del personaggio strano attraverso la tempesta è immancabile e segna l'inizio di un'avventurosa notte i cui confini sfumano nell'onirico: la fiaba di Natale e Alice in Wonderl...more
Emanuela
C'è un'idea un po' folle che ti osserva dall'alto con l'occhietto sempre puntato addosso. Il suo richiamo si fa sempre più flebile ma non cede nell'attirare la tua attenzione. Dice: "Liberami! Liberami!"
Un giorno un'emozione forte ti fa alzare gli occhi al cielo ad incrociare il suo sguardo e, a quel punto, decidi che potresti anche caderci dentro, combattere, rialzarti, ritrovarti sola piena di botte e lividi, ma capace di suonare un'altra musica ed ambire ad entrare nel mondo della fantasia do...more
Samantha
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E' scritto bene, anche se è in terza e si rimane distanti dai personaggi. E questa è l'unica nota "dolente", ma si fa per dire visto che va a gusti.
Per tutto il resto, mi è piaciuto molto.
La trama scorre che è un piacere, i personaggi sono ben costruiti. L'atmosfera esprime il senso della meraviglia per tutto il tempo. E' quasi una fiaba, in realtà. Un racconto piacevole con una rana davvero intrigante, anche se ho preferito l'aquila. ;) I senzatetto sono...more
Miranda
Absurdly heartbreaking for how short and fun it was.
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