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Natascia.Brondino

Natascia.Brondino

Joined April 2019

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Day of Atonement | Faye Kellerman
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A classic crime by an author unjustly unknown in Italy. During their honeymoon, Peter Decker is called to investigate the disappearance of a young Jewish boy, related to his wife. This is the second book of her I read and I recommend it!!!!

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Compulsion: A Novel | Meyer Levin
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In 1924 two 18 year-old students kidnapped and killed a child apparently without any reason apart from demonstrating the feasibility of killing someone. The boys were caught and the trial that followed was a masterpiece in allowing psychiatric considerations in court and moral considerations about the death penalty.

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I watched the tv series and I was in love with the characters (especially number five my favorite), so I decided to read the comic book... and unfortunately I do not like it, it is much more derailing and shallow than the show (one of the few times in my life in which I prefer the show/movie over the book)

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Loved this one; ironic, sarcastic and sadly true, this anomalous crime story is set in a “futuristic” Italy in which professors, writers and philosophers need to be registered for “protection purposes”: in fact the novel start with the killing of a professor of literature who dared to cite Spinoza in a talk-show, as citizens wanted to be ignorant but not treated as ignorant. A wry critic of modern Italian society

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Waiting for the plane...

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I liked Yates, especially “Disturbing the peace” which is not one of Yates‘ most popular novel. So I liked this tiny little book, each short story a sad gem, especially the eleventh one “constructions”, one of my favorite.

Theaelizabet Interesting. I‘ve only read his Revolutionary Road, which is quite powerful. 4mo
Natascia.Brondino I liked revolutionary road too!!! You have to read disturbing the peace! 4mo
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An Afternoon to Kill | Shelley Smith
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The perfect book for an afternoon ... of rain. Classic mystery with a hint of exotic environment that make the background of a typical English crime.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I was very skeptical about this book as so many people recommended it. Definitely a page-turner thriller with a lot of unexpected twists, and as a all I liked very much (the kind of reading without much thinking about). Just a little too politically correct in the end and many mistakes about the psychiatric part (sorry but I am a psychiatrist and the author should have done a little more research on the topic)

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Poison in the Parish | Milward Kennedy, Milward Burge
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I‘m usually a big fan of classic crime stories, but this one make me a little disappointed. I guessed the culprit nearly from the beginning and the psychological features of each character were not deeply investigated as you will expect when a murder takes place in a small village and there is no real investigation. 😢

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This quite forgotten book is marvelous!!! Written in the 50s provides a wonderful psychological insight for the time of a close community set in rural England. Very unexpected the final (and it is quite difficult to surprise me). Absolutely to read!

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Another golden age mystery book... sorry I‘m guilty of loving them. Apart for the main character which is the personification of the foolish woman type, the plot maintains the suspence e the final twist is quite unexpected. To read when you are alone at home and there is a storm outside, the atmosphere will be perfect

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Tredici canti (12+1) | Anna Marchitelli
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What a shame that this book is not available in English!!! The author has done a wonderful research in the archives of one of the most famous Italian asylum which was one of the last to be closed in the 1980s. 13 people (someone mad someone not) are revealed in all their tragic appearance as people and not only as patients

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Just finished to re-read it: it‘s like returning to an old friendly place that you like but not visited for a while 💖

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Murder in Time | Elizabeth Ferrars
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A golden age crime novel set in England after WWII, recently rediscovered. I love the atmosphere, apparently undertone but with many unexpected twists.

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Voice from the Stone | Silvio Raffo
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Neo-gothic novel in the tradition of Italian gothic romance (like Fogazzaro if you know him), I think they made a movie out of it, I don‘t know how because it‘s a sort of subtle psychological tale with very little action. It‘s your book if you like when you stay awake at night listening to all sort of noises wondering of monsters and conspiracies...I know that this does not sound very appealing but I liked the book very much

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White Noise | Don DeLillo
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In good company when you are waiting for a train after the one you were waiting for has just been cancelled...

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All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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A lost masterpiece...lost for a good reason!!! Probably I‘m not mystical enough to appreciate this book... I read a commentary which compared All Hallows‘Eve with The turn of the screw...probably the reviewer was stone drunk, no comparable

rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 Enjoy! 6mo
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I liked Kate summerscale style, clear and straight, well-documented, but I struggled to finish this book. Too gaunt and not so fluid

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I liked it even more than “everything that I never told you”. The American suburbs are well described and I liked the small nuances of each character. Remind me slightly (even-I know- if it is not comparable) of a Margaret Atwood without a dystopian view

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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I didn‘t like “gone girl” but I decided to give Gillian Flynn a second chance... Bad move! The book is predictable, shallow in depicting emotions and psychiatric disturbances. Sort of a bad-style copy of Patricia highsmith (who is unrivaled anyway)

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