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50% complete! Ajbarbieri has read 4 of 8 books.

Manuela Faccon: Vicolo Sant'Andrea 9 (Paperback, Italian language, Feltrinelli) 4 stars

Padova, anni cinquanta. Teresa lavora come portinaia in un palazzo del centro. Dietro un aspetto …

Un bel romanzo sulla mia citta'

4 stars

Interessante anche perche' Padova e' la citta' in cui sono cresciuto e lo ho letto mentre sono in citta' per motivi familiari. Ho letto recensioni con accuse di strafalcioni storici, ma controllando un po' a caso io non ne ho trovati. Forse la fine un po' troppo bella ma Teresa anche se un personaggio inventato se lo e' meritato tutto!

Michel Houellebecq: SUBMISSION (Paperback, 2016, Vintage) 4 stars

It’s 2022. François is bored. He’s a middle-aged lecturer at the New Sorbonne University and …

Did not get the irony at all

2 stars

Not because the scenario is impossible or the issue not to be discussed, but I remember mostly sex scenes and misogynist attitude from the main character which seem to justify the end point. Probably did not get the irony,

John Foot: Blood and Power (2022, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Bloomsbury Publishing) 4 stars

Silent Majority?

4 stars

Quite good overview in particular for the initial phase of Fascismvon how it deals with different historical but not well known characters. I felt later years were covered very quickly. I learned a lot and agree with the epilogue about "silent majority" as a danger to all democracies