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Mattia Ravasi

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Born
in Monza, Italy
August 17, 1991

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November 2012


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For people who read Ulysses and thought, "this is good and all, but is it Irish enough?"

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Mattia Ravasi Ignacio wrote: "Hi there Mattia, greetings from Spain, I'm a big fan of your youtube channel, it has helped me reading again, and getting to know awesome books and authors. :)

Yesterday I went to a Book Store her..."


I Ignacio and thank you so much - I was in Madrid last Summer and loved your city, it's very much my kind of place ;)!
I don't know The Atlas specifically, but I have heard lots about Willliam Vollmann. He's widely hailed as one of the best American authors at work today. I haven't read him yet (I am quite afraid of his books, I fear they may be too hard and complicated for my taste) but I'll have to do so very soon as he is very much in my area of research. Thanks again :)


message 14: by Ignacio (last edited Mar 21, 2018 03:11AM)

Ignacio Hi there Mattia, greetings from Spain, I'm a big fan of your youtube channel, it has helped me reading again, and getting to know awesome books and authors. :)

Yesterday I went to a Book Store here in Madrid and one cover took my attention, it was a book called The Atlas by William T. Vollmann, have you heard of it ? I think he is in the same vein as most American Post-Modernist writers!

Sorry for my bad english!


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Mattia Ravasi George wrote: "Hi Mattia. I apologize for my bad English. I don’t know if you ever heard of it, but there’s this one book called 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. It really was an astonishing fi..."

Hi George and thanks for your recommendations - I know a lot about all of these books though I sadly still have to read them! I have a friend who is a huge Bolano fan and in general I have heard great things about 2666. Of these three, that's the one I'll probably be reading the soonest ;)!


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Chris Meloche Mattia wrote: "I've heard of them but know little to nothing about them! I've noted them down though, they sound like my type of stuff ;) thanks! ."
You can always try the first part (Titus Groan) and see if that makes you want to continue to the next two books. I just came across a note about the trilogy that says, "... one of post-war Britain's finest literary achievements."


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Mattia Ravasi Chris wrote: "Hi Mattia - I wonder if you have read Mervyn Peake's works (i.e. the Gormenghast trilogy). For years, I avoided it as I thought it was something like Lord of the Rings. I eventually learned that I ..."
I've heard of them but know little to nothing about them! I've noted them down though, they sound like my type of stuff ;) thanks!


message 10: by Chris (last edited Sep 13, 2017 02:56PM)

Chris Meloche Hi Mattia - I wonder if you have read Mervyn Peake's works (i.e. the Gormenghast trilogy). For years, I avoided it as I thought it was something like Lord of the Rings. I eventually learned that I was mistaken and read the books. The best description that I read was that Peake made you believe that Gormenghast was a place where magic could happen... and it didn't. The third book is a bit disappointing but, it does include a quite surprising revelation that is essential to the story. Cheers!


Mattia Ravasi Chris wrote: "Mattia wrote: "Chris wrote: "Hi Mattia - Thanks for the connection. I really enjoy your review videos on youtube. Although I have hundreds of books, my main interest has long been non-fiction. I re..."

That's a lot of masterpieces in one summer :) kudos, I'm impressed!


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Chris Meloche Mattia wrote: "Chris wrote: "Hi Mattia - Thanks for the connection. I really enjoy your review videos on youtube. Although I have hundreds of books, my main interest has long been non-fiction. I recently decided ..."

I started the summer by re-reading The Crying of Lot 49. I then took my copy of Gravity's Rainbow off the shelf. It had been sitting with a bookmark in it for about 30 years. I began reading with a goal of a minimum of 50 pages and day and was very pleased to finally conquer (and enjoy!) it. I used Inherent Vice as a bit of light reading before tackling... Infinite Jest! I used my 50 page goal again and really enjoyed that one, as well. Then on to DeLillo's White Noise and Calvino's Mr. Palomar. I'm currently reading the wonderful If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. I'm enjoying that one so much that I purchased a second copy to give to a friend. Cheers!


Mattia Ravasi Chris wrote: "Hi Mattia - Thanks for the connection. I really enjoy your review videos on youtube. Although I have hundreds of books, my main interest has long been non-fiction. I recently decided to expand my f..."

Hi Chris, I'm glad I helped you discover some good stuff and I'm so happy you're enjoying it! Thanks for the comment :)


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Chris Meloche Hi Mattia - Thanks for the connection. I really enjoy your review videos on youtube. Although I have hundreds of books, my main interest has long been non-fiction. I recently decided to expand my fiction reading and found your reviews and suggestions most helpful. My past likes included Ballard, Pynchon, Vonnegut etc... Your videos have lead me to discover Calvino, DeLillo, Chabon etc... I have purchased a few dozen fiction titles over the summer and am now enjoying them immensely. Cheers from Canada! Chris


Mattia Ravasi Jere wrote: "Ciao, and grazie for the friendship! Greetings from Finland! I've been a huge fan of your booktube channel for roughly two years or so, ever since I discovered your name was inspired by Fullmetal A..."

We can both agree that Fullmetal Alchemist IS the greatest shit ever then ^^ thanks for the comment and do comment as much as you want man!


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Jere Ciao, and grazie for the friendship! Greetings from Finland! I've been a huge fan of your booktube channel for roughly two years or so, ever since I discovered your name was inspired by Fullmetal Alchemist (awesome!). Your videos rock, too, ofc :) Although I don't quite agree with Lovecraft being the greatest shit ever, your understanding of literature is top-notch. I didnt have enough courage before to approach you on goodreads. But as of 2017 I am no longer afraid, and perhaps I will start leaving some nonsensical comments on your youtube videos as well.
Anyway, keep up the good work!


Kyriakos Sorokkou Thanks for the friendship! Love your taste in books!


Mattia Ravasi You're welcome! And your pic rocks massively ^^


s.penkevich Thank you for the friend request!


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