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Italian literary superstar Niccolò Ammaniti’s debut novel, I’m Not Scared, prompted gushing praise, hit international best-seller lists, and was made into a smash indie film. With his highly anticipated follow-up, Ammaniti takes his unparalleled empathy for children, his scythe-sharp observations, and his knack for building tension to a whole new level. In a tiny Italian v ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 10th 2007 by Canongate U.S. (first published 1999)
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Fahad
Aug 05, 2015 Fahad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
آخذكِ وأحملكِ بعيدا

ممتع هذا الإيطالي المجنون، رغم فضائحية لغته إلا أن الرواية جعلتني أقهقه في عدة مواضع، وهذا يجعلنا نغفر للمؤلف بعض الأفكار المستهلكة في روايته، تصلح هذه الرواية للشاشة الكبيرة، ذات الأجواء التي رأيناها في الأفلام الإيطالية مثل فيلم (مالينا)، الطفل الذي وجد نفسه الراسب الوحيد في المدرسة، والأحداث التي قادته إلى هذا السقوط المخجل، الفحل الإيطالي وغزوته الأخيرة المتعثرة، رجال الشرطة الذين يتعاملون مع قادة السيارات بطرق فظة لأسباب شخصية، المعلمة التي تتعرف وتتفتح على الحب، انتهيت
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Ginny_1807
Jan 31, 2013 Ginny_1807 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romanzi, italia
Ci riprovo dopo averlo accantonato per intolleranza un paio di anni fa e miracolosamente finisco il libro in pochi giorni.
Lungi da me l’intento di polemizzare con quelli che lo hanno amato, ma a me questo romanzo è sembrato una fiera di ovvietà e luoghi comuni, dalla contestualizzazione dei fatti narrati, alla caratterizzazione dei vari personaggi.
La prosa colloquiale, forzosamente leggera (nonché povera ed elementare sia a livello lessicale che sintattico), corrisponderà senz’altro alla scelt
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Chiara Pagliochini
« Tu sei come me. Tu non vali niente. Io non ti posso salvare. Non ti voglio salvare. A me non mi ha salvato nessuno. »

La storia di come questo libro è arrivato nelle mie mani è piuttosto carina e, se vorrete concedermi un momentino, ve la racconterò. Innanzitutto questo libro è un regalo di mia sorella dalla Fiera di Torino (alla quale, per Somma Ingiustizia del Fato, lei è andata e io no). Fin qui, a dir la verità, non ci sarebbe niente di carino. La parte carina comincia quando questo libro a
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Yazeed AlMogren
Nov 01, 2015 Yazeed AlMogren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
رواية ممتعة ومسلية بترجمة متقنة، تقرأها وكأنك تشاهد مسلسلًا كوميديًا لذلك تجد حس الدعابة الإيطالية في غالب أحداث الرواية
Chawki Lanizi
Jan 07, 2016 Chawki Lanizi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"آكلو لحوم البشر" اسم جيل روائيّ جديد تزعّمه نيكولو أمانيتي، اسمٌ مُدوّ، جارح، محيّر ومربك، متوحّش وفضّاح، العالم مخز، هذه هي الحقيقة، ولحم البشر مأكول ورخيص وهو أقلّ الأشياء اعتبارا في عالم تهاوت جميع قيمه، اسم يقلق الرّاحة، يزيل القشرة ويكشف الوسخ المتلبّس باللحم والعظم، ولأنّه كذلك فإنّ أمّانيتي يستنبط أسلوبا خاصّا، لم نألفه من قبل في الرواية الإيطاليّة، علامتُه الفارقة: "آخذك وأحملك بعيدا".
رواية طويلة تقرأ مرّة واحدة، لن تقدر على تركها قبل إكمالها، ستجد نفسك غارقا في التّفكير في حياتك قائ
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ميقات الراجحي
رواية إيطالية ممبدعة باهرج مجنونة مضحكة رغم قلة ما يقع بين أيدينا من مؤلفات هذه اللغة، الإبداعية وما جاء من جيل الرومانطيقية الغاضبة. جنس وغضب وسخب وموسيقى عالية ساخبة هي الأخرى. أسرتني هذه الرواية المجنونة للروائي (نيكولو أمانيتي) ولم أكن أعلم أن (الطليان) خفيفي دم. يصحبك هذا العمل بالقوة لمدن ومعالم وحارات وطرقات أمكنة هذه الرواية. تقرأ اسلوب مختلف ومشاهد يتم تصويرها أمام عينيك تنتهي من المشهد تلو المشهد..

شخصية (جراتزيا) الأناني الذي مايزال يعيش في إعادة حياواته السابقات من نزق وطيش، وشخصية (ب
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thalakii
Aug 05, 2015 thalakii rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Το πρωτοδιάβασα το καλοκαίρι το '02 και ειχα ξετρελαθεί. Δεν υπάρχει άνθρωπος που να μην του το εχω προτείνει. Απο τοτε το διαβασα κι άλλες φορες αλλα αυτη ηταν η πρώτη που μου φάνηκε "οοοκ μηπως δεν ειναι και κατι τρομερό;". Τιμής ένεκεν τα 5*, για τις τελευταίες 50 σελίδες.
Trivia
Aug 18, 2010 Trivia rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying that contemporary Italian literature somewhat scares me; I've been permanently scarred by some of the novels I've read. Ammaniti's Io non ho paura (I'm not afraid) was one of those; it left me with a strange intense feeling of discomfort I'm not really able to describe. But this one turned my whole view on Ammaniti and Italian prose upside down: it's a brilliant story with an unpredictable chain of events and it's packed with quirky colourful characters. Sure, the ending w ...more
Monica
Oct 18, 2009 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I devoured this book, just like the other two Ammaniti books i've recently read. And for good reason....this author knows how to tell a compelling and heart pulling story like very few other authors know how to do. Ammaniti takes the lives of ordinary people and tells it just how it is. In this book...the dreams and desires and fantasies of the characters take hold of you. I understand the multiple dreams and wishes that Graziano flits to and from like a butterfly from flower to flower. I know w ...more
Vrinda Pendred
I much preferred 'I'm Not Scared' - this book jumped around so much there was no real focus and I found it hard to care much about any of the characters and despite Pietro being the 'hero' of the book, and despite the ending all relating to his situation at home, his parents and home life were actually shown so little, in fact probably no more than about 20 out of the total 400 pages of the book, that I just couldn't bring myself to understand/forgive/care and just thought Pietro started out lov ...more
Pamela
Sep 22, 2007 Pamela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-best
I'LL STEAL YOU AWAY is the captivating and endearing tale of Ischiano Scalo's small-town residents, a kind of comic-tragic WINESBURG, OHIO. All of the characters in this novel demand your empathy: Once you start in on their troubles, their small victories, and their life-destroying defeats, the book is impossible to put down. And because this is Ammaniti, you can be sure that the children encounter something so disfiguring, yet so heartbreakingly human, that they can't help but be thrust into ad ...more
Fabiana
Aug 13, 2012 Fabiana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un libro unico e straordinario che narra e intreccia amore,amicizia e compassione. Pietro, un ragazzino continuamente infastidito da teppisti e Graziano Biglia, alternativo playboy , si ritrovano a ripercorrere due storie parallele e ad affrontare continue vicende.
Libro dotato di una struttura quasi perfetta, l'autore crea un'impeccabile sinfonia di personaggi e avvenimenti che travolge ed entusiasma fino all'ultima riga.
Christopher Walker
Apr 07, 2013 Christopher Walker rated it did not like it
So awful that I couldn't put it down. Cover to cover with cliches. The young outsider protagonist plays with snakes (thus is 'different') and idolises the older manly protagonist who, if memory serves, has a barrel chest and long-flowing lion-like hair, plays guitar, once had his heart broken and consequently became something of a local Don Juan, drives a motorcycle (or a convertible sports car), has a mum who can cook the 'best Italian', and who pulls the mousey and virginal local schoolteacher ...more
مجد
Jan 25, 2016 مجد rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية مجنونة وممتعة جدًا ، أضحكتني في مواقف كثيرة وأوجعتني في عدة مواقف .
أغرمت جدًا بشخصية الفتى بييترو .
Jillian
Jul 01, 2007 Jillian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WHEW. cosi intenso ed un po inquietante (INTENSE and a little disturbing). i could not put this book down, and when i read the last line, i almost started crying. ammaniti can tell a story.
of course i cannot speak to the translation, but i encourage anyone to give it a shot in english and let me know how is.
Guido
Apr 29, 2012 Guido rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ancora una volta una storia di adolescenti, Ammaniti forse punta in alcune parti un po' troppo alla resa cinematografica, ma il libro e' comunque notevole, personalmente lo trovo anche superiore a "Io non ho paura", anche se un po' più cupo.
Federica
Aug 05, 2011 Federica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful novel. Like "Io non ho paura", you cannot put it down once you start... a great novel!
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Rosa
Nov 02, 2014 Rosa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book was gift, since the book merchant knew it was anything but literature... and gave it to me to learn what I'd think of it. Following a sane policy for avid readers, to put down a book after ten or so pages, one can imagine what was the outcome. If a writer (or scribbler) hasn't managed to present living characters or experiences (they could have happened in the present, past or future) to the selective readers' imagination, and to captivate their attention in the first chapter or... ten ...more
Kelly
Dec 01, 2008 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
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El
Jul 17, 2010 El rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pietro Moroni finds at the end of the school year that he's the only student in his class not to pass. The crushing blow sets the tone for the rest of the story and we're taken back six months to learn the events leading up to the failing. Additionally we meet Graziano Biglia, the small Italian town's prodigal son, who returns under his own set of extenuating circumstances. There are other characters as well, from Gloria, Pietro's best friend, to Flora Palmieri, Pietro's favorite teacher. Each o ...more
Danilo De rossi
Libro che si regge su una trama debole, costruita attorno ad una lunga parentesi che serve a spiegare l'epilogo (che volendo sarebbe anche l'inizio) dell'intreccio. Ha il merito di saper intrattenere, ma rimane uno scritto vuoto e privo di spessore. Non c'è introspezione dei personaggi, non ci sono passaggi da ricordare, non ci sono temi che valga la pena sviscerare; c'è solo una storia studiata a tavolino, a cui manca verità nella scrittura. È un testo molto affettato, con personaggi stereotipa ...more
Ahmadahlawi
Feb 04, 2016 Ahmadahlawi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"سآخدك وأحملك بعيدًا"
Kairi
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” more like “don’t judge a book by its freaking title”, dammit. (But as for the English edition, the cover, too, since it’s really lovely).

Let me start with the most obvious thing: the writing. Especially in some parts, the writing was so less than average that you got the feeling any wannabe author could have written those lines, which left me deeply dumbfounded considering all the literary prizes the author has won over the years. Some examples of that were alo
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vorbore
Feb 20, 2013 vorbore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other
I actually finished this two days ago, but I did not feel able to compose a comprehensive review (not that I feel able now) and I think that this is not a book that deserves to be closed without a word.
The feeling I had while reading this book was as if I was a bystander to a disaster, so similar to the feeling I had in the beginning of "Memory" by Lois McMaster Bujold Pamćenje. The helpless frozen feeling, when you see someone going backwards ever closer to the brink of a cliff, but you can't
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Neil
May 23, 2012 Neil rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-to-z-project
A to Z Project, Book 13
Ammaniti's novel starts like an Italian village movie (Amarcord or Cinema Paradiso, for example) but one set in the contemporary era. Three characters get the majority of his attention. Pietro Moroni is a small boy, friendless except for Gloria, a wealthy, beautiful tomboy whose parents have always liked his calming influence. They're close friends, but he's in love with her. Pietro is having trouble with a trio of local bullies.

Graziano Biglia is a singer who does contemp
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Kelanth
Feb 07, 2011 Kelanth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: narrativa, favorites
Ammaniti è un grande. Scrittore. Fabulatore. Intrattenitore. Romanziere. Letto durante le vacanze estive, ho fatto in modo che mi scivolasse addosso molto lentamente in modo di gustarmelo appieno. Scopro tardi gli autori italiani, a parte Eco e i grandi classici immancabili, gran rammarico a questo punto perchè mi sono reso conto che la mia anglofilia mi ha privato di perle rare come queste. Prima ho scoperto Baricco, poi Benni e adesso Ammaniti, contrariamente ai più ho apprezzato moltissimo an ...more
Sergio
Aug 22, 2013 Sergio rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pietro Moroni, 12 anni, viene bocciato. Dietro alla sua bocciatura ci sono sei mesi di ragioni, di storie e personaggi che si intrecciano, si sfiorano e vengono a contatto in un vortice di coincidenze.

Siamo a Ischiano Scalo, un paese dove il bar e le puttane rappresentano gli svaghi piu’ ambiti dai locali. Dove le mogli sono casalinghe e maltrattate, dove I meccanici sognano di andare in Alaska a costruire bastoncini di pesce, dove presidi e I poliziotti si accaniscono sulle loro vittime con fe
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Josipa Marenić
Feb 25, 2014 Josipa Marenić rated it it was amazing
Jednostavno ljudi, sve knjige koje su prevedene od Ammanitija treba pročitati!
رؤى سلطان
Jan 08, 2016 رؤى سلطان rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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يبدو لي نيكولو وكأنه مثل آلهة الإغريق يتحكم في شخوص الرواية ويلاقي أقدارهم, هذه الرواية كانت عالمه
برع فيها جدًا وكانت الحبكة بديعة,
أحببتها جدًا وحزنت واكتئبت لما آل إليه حال فلورا
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Niccolò Ammaniti was born in Rome in 1966. He has written three novels and a collection of short stories. He won the prestigious Italian Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Fiction with his bestselling novel I'm Not Scared, which has been translated into thirty-five languages.
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