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Castelli di rabbia by Alessandro Baricco. E tra questi ci sono il signore e la signora Rail, che si amano di un amore tutto loro, e il bambino Penth con il suo amico Pekisch, e due bande che partono dagli estremi del paese per incontrarsi. Get A Copy.
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Sort order. Start your review of Castelli di rabbia. A very comfortable read, sparkled with "Oh! The whole book felt like listening a song for the first time, turning down my analytical mind and need to internalise all I read.
Hardly recommendable, you either love this style or you don't. It's entirely a matter A very comfortable read, sparkled with "Oh! It's entirely a matter of taste. Mar 22, Mirela rated it liked it Shelves: misto-letti-e-da-leggere. Rating : Two and a half. Was expecting a bit more from this book. Didn't like it very much. Jan 06, Marina rated it it was amazing Shelves: free-time.
Next on my to-do list is going to Rome and knocking on this guy's door to congratulate him for being such an outstanding storyteller. Things happen that are similar to questions. A minute goes by, or years, and then life answers back.
Sep 15, Tamara rated it it was amazing. An imaginary town called Quinnipak. A kaleidoscope of angry dreamers as the main characters. Surreal atmosphere, typical of Baricco. A story resembling a fairy-tale. Poetic language with sentences that flow like magic. Pure joy. Baricco said "why did I write this book? Just because it was the novel I was looking to read and did not find in bookshops " Baricco lists as his masters, between others, Celine and Rossini. He got from the author of "journey to the end of the night" a desperate vision of humanity, and from Rossini the lightness of his writings, his narrative virtuosity.
In Lands of glass there is some opera buffa, tenderness, a sweet and light research of happiness. Page after page it's just love, craziness, w Baricco said "why did I write this book? Page after page it's just love, craziness, wish of speed, music, melancholy, death resignation.
His characters are strange: the beautifull Jun Reith, her husband managing a glass factory and just dreaming of railways, a woman war widow from a husband she never maried, Pekish, a moon musician who has invented a human organ, and Pekish, a child found with a man jacket, when the jacket will be at his size he will be a man and will leave All are extravagant, a bit crazy A thing I really appreciate about debuts is how furiously creative they can be.
Baricco's has this rough charm of the author eager to unleash its powers and take us by storm. Here, he experiments amply with narrative technique, changes of tone, and long free-style passages. Besides the narration, it is in those long passages that Baricco shows the most inspiration, with two clear highlights in the book: this glorious passage about speed, and the Pekish orchestral march in the middle.
Also, the " A thing I really appreciate about debuts is how furiously creative they can be. Also, the "hidden notes". Speed, infinity, destiny, folly are the themes that Baricco writes passionately about, in a style that is quite overwhelming, but also poetic, and not unwise. Otherwise, despite being clearly secondary here, a minor complaint is that the fantastical stories happening in the small made-up town do not really develop into anything for the characters who could have been slightly more realistic , that and the manner in which the book closes.
I recommend the book to fans of Calvino or Vian. It is always a pleasure to enter the mind of Baricco where everything is not as it seems. Can't say more because it would spoil the whole experience, but beautifully done and well written. Exceptional prose. I cried and I don't even know why. Aug 19, Mara rated it it was amazing. Stories of life, fear and hope. I think I forgot I've read this several years ago already. Liked it back then, though.
Jul 04, Marisol Mier rated it really liked it. There is a dance between the words that take you through the surroundings of the town, descriptions that carry emotions and character thoughts.
Death, fateful, circle all the story. My favorite part is when Horeau arrives with the crazy idea of a Crystal Castle in a public park.
The rest of the story is the same of the life path. Mi parte favorita es cuando llega Horeau con la propuesta del Castillo de Cristal en el parque. I love it, but it requires all my mental powers to be enjoyed like it deserves, so I've put it on hold and decided to read a Pulitzer book instead. Apr 13, Andreea rated it did not like it. It could have been a good book Jan 20, Fedy Tsubasa rated it it was amazing. Everyone needs to read it. This didn't hit the mark quite as well as other Baricco's I've read.
Although the progresses of engineering paralleling the struggles with relationships made for an interesting contrast. This book must have a blue cover. Boek vol verrassing en verbeelding. Imagination always wins. Apr 07, Mirko rated it it was amazing. Little weirdly written story about fictional 19th century town in Europe. A easy reading and a good novel. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Absolutely in love with it!
Trying to explain this book and the voices one can hear in it is like trying to paint the colour of glass.. One may take the chapter that mimes the way Mormy's way of perceiving is narrated to us.
Castelli di rabbia