Book Reviews

Italian Book Review: Achille piè veloce, by Stefano Benni

But reading is only rewarding to the committed reader. This lesson Benni makes clear throughout his novel. Those who have read The Odyssey and The Iliad before it will make the most of the plot and character symmetries here, in Achille piè veloce. They will also do best at unpacking the book’s at times challenging structure and dreamlike passages. The prepared reader, like Ulisse, — not always the prolific reader — is in the best position to reap the story’s rewards. It is a parallel that Benni makes explicit.

Carnaio di Fantasmi

A comparative book review At the beginning of this past September, and knowing that my in-laws would be visiting later…