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Underworld
3.90
This massive tome takes us through the life of a handful of people loosely connected to the iconic baseball of an epic World Series game in 1951. It b...more
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Jul 26, 2011
 
Japan Through the Looking Glass
3.30
This book is interesting if you want to dig in the Japanese mindset beyond the public image of pachinko, karaoke and sushi.
I liked it as a Japanese en...more
Sep 02, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
 
The Crying of Lot 49
3.71
I tried this one to see if it was more accessible than V. It was, but still very dense and crowded with very deep allegory. Let's say that it helped t...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing
3.57
You can read this rather enjoyable collection
- if you're a fan of Mr Stephenson: you'll be curious to hear him ponder about many an issue, mostly tech...more
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
 
Il sentiero degli dei
3.79
La nota introduttiva dell'autore avverte che questo libro non è letteratura, non è diario di viaggio, non è un saggio, e ha ragione. Un cammino da Bol...more
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
 
Eating Animals
4.14
Strong, hard-hitting book. I really like Foer and approached the book without knowing anything about it, so it was... a bit like being sucker punched,...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
Kafka sulla spiaggia
4.11
Dopo due esperienze così così con Murakami, ho voulto provare questa opera, su consiglio di diversi amici.

Come in "Hard-boiled Wonderland", abbiamo du...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange
3.25
I have mixed feelings about this story as an ex-role-playing gamer myself.
The author was a complete D&D addict in his teenage years, years mythica...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
3.84
The story itself is not that important and in the year 2012 it might even sound corny: a hacker in dire straits gets hired by a mysterious group to pe...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
 
Divorzio all'islamica a viale Marconi
3.59
Ho cercato in questi mesi di leggere opere scritte in italiano da scrittori nati all'estero.
La storia è semplice - un poliziotto siciliano bilingue in...more
Jun 2011
Aug 11, 2011
 
The God of Small Things
3.88
This is the story of the downfall of a well-to-do family in Kerala, India. It hops back and forth from the bleak present and the earlier years where i...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
Signor Malaussène
4.08
Il quarto libro del nostro capro espiatorio preferito è "bello, ma un po' troppo".
Si fa leggere velocemente, sia chiaro: la vicenda è sempre spettacol...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
Stabat mater
2.96
Ambientato nella venezia del '700, il racconto è un monologo interiore quasi ininterrotto, che si fa leggere velocemente per la brevità e l'intensità...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
Severian of the Guild (The Book of the New Sun 1-4)
4.13
This is an extensive epic fantasy book.

If I may draw a parallel for its style, it felt somehow like 'The never-ending story': stunning, original image...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
Cloud Atlas
4.02
If you resist all the way through the long post-holocaust futuristic mid-section, you'll like it. Until then you might be asking yourself what the poi...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
Oltre Babilonia
3.44
Cinque voci ci accompagnano tra il passato della Somalia e un presente italiano. Sono unite dalla Somalia, da storie di sofferenza lontane tanto quant...more
Dec 02, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
The Mongoliad: Book Three (Foreworld, #3)
3.79
This one was better than the previous two volumes in the saga, which I had read without them leaving too much of a trace behind. Good for a break betw...more
Nov 11, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
 
Perciò veniamo bene nelle fotografie
3.79
Mettiamo da parte la trama: sapete che è un romanzo in versi liberi e parla di precariato post-lauream e post-doc. Il mondo interiore del protagonista...more
May 19, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
 
Gravity's Rainbow
4.03
I've been reading GR for several weeks: I went through a handful of moments where I wanted to bury it; many more moments of utter confusion; luckily,...more
Jun 14, 2014
Apr 25, 2012
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.02
Susan Cain starts from the so-called Extrovert Ideal in Western society, then proceeds to brings us heaps of introvert success examples from real life...more
Jul 20, 2014
Dec 08, 2012
 
The American Trilogy 1997-2000 (Library of America #220)
4.42
This trilogy was a lot to digest.
Roth's writing demands the attention of the reader: it glides historically, through 20th century United States of Ame...more
Jan 28, 2013
Aug 16, 2012
 
New Thing
3.78
A series of homicides strikes the New York city of the late John Coltrane, Black Power, racial conspiracy theories.
It's a book full of free jazz atmos...more
not set
Jul 29, 2011
 
Imperium
4.30
What a beautifully written voyage across decades of Soviet Union! Three sections taking snapshots of the XX century, starting from childhood memories...more
Oct 27, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
4.15
Very pleasant story of an American English teacher in a small Chinese town in the mid-90's, when foreigners were still a rare sight in the country.

As...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008
3.80
Brilliant little book about the economics of crisis. It read fast, like a cloak-and-dagger story - but it's real recent history and the villains are n...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World�s Most Popular Sport
3.88
I really enjoyed this one: a look at the world of football through data, cleaned of the irrational blather we hear every week. Using borrowed and own...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
Reamde
3.93
It is really enjoyable and delivers - I always appreciate a book that almost makes me miss my train stop. Not mind-blowing like Anathem or epic like t...more
Apr 11, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Unseen Academicals (Discworld, #37)
3.93
I was not pleased by Unseen Academicals. For the first time in many years of Discworld delight, I found myself desiring to skip pages. Most situations...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
I fratelli Karamazov
4.27
Non entro nella trama, che è ben nota.
Un libro enorme. Profondissimo. Ho dovuto resistere ad alcune tra le più noiose pagine di sempre, per poi trovar...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
The Dharma Bums
3.93
Full of ecstatic, beautiful description of nature, night meditations, hilarious 'beat' characters...
Sometimes it feels naif, but I guess in 1957 there...more
not set
Jul 29, 2011
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