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Io sono Dio

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  1,063 ratings  ·  102 reviews
Non c'è morbosità apparente dietro le azioni del serial killer che tiene in scacco la città di New York. Non sceglie le vittime seguendo complicati percorsi mentali. Non le guarda negli occhi a una a una mentre muoiono, anche perché non avrebbe abbastanza occhi per farlo. Una giovane detective che nasconde i propri drammi personali dietro a una solida immagine e un fotorep ...more
Hardcover, 523 pages
Published April 19th 2009 by Baldini Castoldi Dalai (first published 2009)
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Michael
When a body is found in a New York construction site detective Vivien Light is put on the case. The only things found near the body is a photo of two men in army gear and a man holding a cat with three legs. While Vivien with the help of discraced former press reporter Russell Wade investigate the city is rocked by an explosion of a twenty story building. They soon realise that extablishing the identity of the body and those in the photos will help to find who is blowing up the cities buildings ...more
Irinita
Na verdade 4.5

Adorei! Não conhecia nem o autor nem o livro antes de o ver à minha espera na fnac. Mais uma compra compulsiva bem-sucedida, só tenho pena de não ter trazido também o Eu Mato do mesmo autor.

As primeiras setenta páginas demoram um pouco a desenvolver a história, mas nunca em risco de se perder o interesse. O enredo faz-nos querer saber mais e continuar a ler. Personagens verosímeis, fáceis de gostar pela sua humanidade. Um livro simples, muito bem escrito, sem cair na presunção.

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Filipa
Um policial com um ritmo lento. As primeiras 100 páginas parece que não avançam nada. Muito texto. Poucos diálogos.

Uma excelente história, sendo que surpreende pela positiva. Não é um policial em que há um assassino a matar muita gente mas sim uma pessoa que lhe aconteceu demasiado mal na vida, tenta mudá-la e acaba por matar desenfreadamente e em massa, no entanto, não é o serial killer convencional. Este mauzão da fita tem muita mais que se lhe diga. . .

O responsável pela investigação é uma mu
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Babete
Gostei do enredo e das personagens, acho que a escrita é bastante visual mas ao longo do livro fui encontrando muitas fragilidades.
Parece que o autor não conseguiu conciliar uma melhor análise das personagens em detrimento da acção; no final fiquei com a sensação de algo incompleto!
Jeanet
'Io sono Dio ' (I am God) is a beautifully written, fast paced story about how one man looses himself in Vietnam and returns to the States full of hatred to the government that betrayed him so badly. The main story is the classic tale about finding the bad guy and stop him in time to save everyone from dying under cruel circumstances, but it's also about finding peace with whom you are, what you are. The plot of the book worked very well in my mind and although I was closer then I thought to fig ...more
Manuela
C'è poco da dire, Faletti, pur con tutti i suoi difetti, sa scrivere gialli.

In questo, ritrovo gli stessi pregi e difetti riscontrati in Io uccido e Niente di vero tranne gli occhi: lo stile è senza dubbio ridondante, prolisso fin troppo in alcuni punti, ma dalla sua ha la tendenza a pennellare con maestria tutti i personaggi in poche righe, che siano vittime, carnefici o semplici comparse. In questo modo tutte le pedine non rimangono semplici protagonisti di un giallo, astratti, ma diventano pe
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Mi Camino Blanco
Tenía altas expectativas sobre este libro, dado que el anterior del mismo autor "Yo mato" me pareció una buena muestra de la novela policíaca, y un soplo de aire fresco entre tanto autor americano (y últimamente nórdico), pero me he sentido un poco engañada cuando he llegado al final.

El argumento tiene su miga en un New York aún traumatizado por el 11 de septiembre, pero ni por ésas llega a provocarme demasiado. El leit motiv de fondo aparece explícito en varios pasajes: el hecho de que aunque l
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Tegghiaio
Mi puntuación real para este libro sería 3,5/5; no obstante, para serle fiel a las matemáticas y también para ayudar a compensar un poco las puntuaciones negativas que ha recibido, opté por aproximarlo a 4. Valga decir además que es el primer libro que leo de Giorgio Faletti, por lo que carezco de ese punto de referencia con "Yo mato" que pareciera ser el responsable de las decepciones de algunos lectores.

Al principio me costó un poco entrarle a la historia, la cual tras un fugaz inicio con un a
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Many8
Aug 12, 2011 Many8 rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
«Questo è il mio potere. Questo è il mio dovere. Questo è il mio volere.»
Ancora una pausa. Poi il delirio.
«Io sono Dio.»

Voto effettivo 4,5.

Bè, che dire: ho amato questo libro, ho amato gli svolgimenti, le pieghe che ha preso la trama, ho amato i personaggi principali, come quelli secondari, del resto.
Per me, non merita il cinque pieno per un un'unica pecca: le prime 80-90 pagine sono troppo lente, e in alcuni momenti le ho trovate laconiche e logorroiche.
Ma entrati nella seconda parte del libr
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Anne
Crime fiction is not my favourite genre, but when it is done well, I really do enjoy it. Emily and Jamie from Constable Robinson publishers regularly feed my reading needs, sending me a wide assortment of their titles to try. When I Am God by Giorgio Faletti dropped through the letterbox, I really wasn't sure what to think - the cover alone is enough to scare the pants off you and the blurb on the back is intriguing.
So, a couple of days later, I finally raise my head from the pages, and it reall
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Sanjac
This book is full of unexpected plot twists and turns. Till the end you cannot know who sets the bombs to blow. Detective is following all those leads towards killer but the real "God" stays hidden till the end. Faletti keeps his readers tense till last few pages of the book. You cannot imagine how will it all solve and who is the killer. REALLY great book. Really.
Astrid Acevedo
Este el primer libro que leo de Giorgio Faletti. Tengo sentimientos encontrados con este libro, la sinopsis me atrajo completamente porque este tipo de historias de crimen y misterio me encanta, al comienzo es un poco lento nos presenta un prólogo explosivo en el que muestra a nuestro personaje anónimo que será buscado por la policía en páginas más adelante, y nos da la razón del mensaje en la portada "Las guerras acaban, el odio perdura para siempre". En cada uno de los siguientes capítulos, va ...more
Makomai
Thriller retorico

L'autocompiacimento ha sostituito la freschezza del primo Faletti. C'e' un abuso di figure retoriche, non sempre azzeccate e non sempre opportune. L'eccesso di ambizione non riesce peraltro a trasformare i (voluti?) anacoluti in licenze poetiche, dando l'impressione piuttosto di scarsa cura della sintassi. Gli aggettivi sono usati come piedi di porco, piu' per il loro suono che per il loro significato. La ricerca ad ogni costo della frase ad effetto, dell'allitterazione, della s
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Bishop Harber
Having spent so much time in Urban Fantasy, I feel nearly immune to the clutches of other genres lately. I Am God was a shift from the usual and back into fairly straight-forward thriller material. It was refreshing. No teenage girl-power, no deus ex machina, no vampires or werewolves. Just sociopaths and the people in blue who chase them.

Part of the thrill—and frustration—of reading I Am God was the way in which unfolded. It felt really slow at first, very vague in the manner through which it r
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Ursula
I Am God

The Vietnam war, the Catholic church, misled teenagers, a top-notch psychopath and the post- September 11 setting already are an ambitious mix, but Faletti does not stop there. He throws in Vivien, a young, beautiful and – of course - extremely successful cop (despite many private problems) and a lost-son type author/photographer searching his true self. Not to forget the Kosovo conflict, a three-legged black cat and a dose of ventriloquism.

It works and it doesn’t, though I am not sure
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Melbourne on my mind
I raced through this book, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a translated version of an Italian crime novel set in New York. Vivien Light is an NYPD detective who gets assigned to a cold case when a mummified body is found in the wall of a building. When a building is blown up and the two seem to be connected, she finds herself working with journalist and photographer, Russell Wade. Between the two of them, there's enough "hidden demons" and "past I'd rather forget" to sink a battleship.

It's a fa
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Murphy's Library
from Murphy's Library — http://www.murphyslibrary.com

I didn’t know exactly what to expect from I Am God when I started to read it. I thought the book had to many options how to tell the story, but nothing I imagined happened. It’s strange to read a book of an author you’ve never read before, mainly when I didn’t even read a book review from a novel he wrote. But that is what I did with I Am God: I took a chance.

We start the book being presented to the person who is responsible for a mass attack.
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TonyAlmeida

An interesting thriller, well written, with a few common ingredients in this type of narratives, and that was able to catch the reader attention. I considered it a good book until I reach the end of it… but one step at the time.

Vivian, a New York police detective is called for the investigation to find out the author of a series of bomb attacks, which brings back some of the ghosts of the 9-11. During the investigation, the journalist Russell, who had meanwhile fallen in disgrace, gets also invo
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★Loredana★
Ebbene sì, lo posso confermare... "Faletti is back!" E' tornato alla grande il Faletti di "Io uccido", con un giallo classico, ma che affonda le radici nella storia, in quella tristissima pagina di storia che è la guerra del Vietnam. Avevo amato "Io uccido" e "Niente di vero tranne gli occhi", avevo apprezzato sebbene con qualche perplessità "Fuori da un evidente destino", ho ancora tra i libri da leggere "Pochi inutili nascondigli"... ma questo sì, davvero questo è il Faletti più riuscito, quel ...more
Matteo Pellegrini
Il ritorno di Faletti dopo quella stomachevole raccolta di racconti.
Speravo in un suo miglioramento nel ritorno al romanzo, ma purtroppo questo romanzo resta un'occasione persa
la storia poteva di per se essere anche carina, ma viene sviluppata in modo poco avvincente, il libro comincia ad interessarti e a prendeti verso la quattrocentesima pagina........peccato ceh il romanzo sia di poco più di cinquecento pagine....
Noiosissimo poi il continuo uso di flashback, che se trovo giustificato per spi
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Kristijan Sašilo
Well... I liked it, as my rating says. It was a little bit confusing at first and I was trying to figure out who was who and who did what and when. All those passages with cursive writing sometimes mess things up a little, but overall it was relatively easy to follow the story. I must say the end really surprised me, because I never suspected the bad guy to be... (yeah, like I'm going to tell! :P). But, I also have to admit that the book (or, rather, the author) failed to invoke that "oh my good ...more
Ana
The beginning felt like forever but it was worth it. Writer slowly introduced us into the story giving us what we needed to know and hiding just enough for us to be interested and have questions pop up in our heads. After 140 pages I literally couldn't stop reading. Story was becoming more and more interesting with the twist I definitely didn't expect. Moreover, characters were developed perfectly, each either on the road to redemption, road of destruction or journey to discover real self. I'm n ...more
Lénia
Estava curiosa com este livro. A premissa parecia-me interessante e queria ver no que dava...

O livro começa com um ritmo lento. Não quer dizer que seja mau - não é! - mas não tem aquele ritmo que se quer nos policiais. Nada que nos faça desistir, contudo.

Depois a história desenrola-se, cada vez mais interessante... e o fim é uma desilusão. Despacha-se a coisa em meia dúzia de páginas e está feito. Claro que, em meia dúzia de páginas, não dá para explicar muito bem os porquês. Parece-me que aquel
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Ubiquitousbastard
I hate reviewing books that I really liked. Let's see, the reversal of traditional roles was pretty much a good start for this book. The female protagonist is the cop, while the male protagonist is the somewhat useless ex-reporter. Adding to that, I think that their relationship development was handled pretty well, not to mention the individual character development. And then there's the killer...I think I wrote earlier that I love plots that seem to span across the years. It gives some weight t ...more
Gaëlle
Loved this book. The beginning was a bit slow, but it didn't make it unpleasant in the least. I loved the way the plot unfolded and how the pace quickened. The characters were also likable, and I appreciated how relevant descriptions and dialogues were.

I removed one star because the ending somewhat disappointed me (but that's just a personal opinion, it has nothing to do with the way it was written) and because of my one big grievance with this book: its English version. I have never read a boo
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Mircats
Right up until the end there are no obvious clues as to who the perpetrator is, and then you think it's someone else anyway. I liked the way that at the end there were a few separate parts written in different characters' voices.
Charlotte
Sep 30, 2012 Charlotte rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone that loves a good plot twist
All in all, I thought this book was fantastic. I had a translated version and there were a few mistakes, but getting past that was easy as the plot was so gripping. From the first page you're hooked on the story of a serial killer who's letting off bombs all over New York. As Vivien Light and Russel Wade rush against the clock to discover the identity of the killer, presumed to have died years ago, becomes increasingly difficult as more and more elements cross their paths.

The ending will literal
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Jacqueline

After a rather disappointing twelve months of reading, I was hoping to start this year off with a bang. Something fast-paced and thrilling would be nice. A book I read all the way to the end would be a start. Sadly, I Am God was not that book.

This story had all the makings of a great novel. A criminal mastermind loose on the streets of Manhattan, a psychologically damaged detective and publicly shamed photographer hot on his heels. I don't know how many times I've read a blurb almost identical
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Brittany
I started this book with high expectations, and the only reason I finished it was because I wanted to know how it ended. Once it ended, I felt that I had wasted my time. This book took far too long to conclude and the conclusion was kind of a crapshoot. I get where Faletti went with his characters, but I feel like this book had far too many loose-cannon subplots running around that distracted from the overall story. I was quickly sucked into the book because I wanted to see how it played out, bu ...more
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