Short Stories

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories Reviews

Review: Damn!!! This is so dark but funny so Tim Burton

Its a collection of very short stories about very strange beings. There are no happy endings at all. You see all of those likeable people ( or matchsticks or whatever ) and you think, aww its sad what happened with them, i bet things will be good in the end.........NO.
Im not proud but i laughed with the most of the stories, is it something wrong with me? should i be worried?

Read this book, i don't know why or how but it will chee... Read more

Azul...
Azul... Reviews

Review: Leído para el reto La Vuelta al Mundo en Libros: Nicaragua. Read more

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again:  Essays and Arguments
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments Reviews

Review: Un senso di vuoto

È quello che provo nel leggere un saggio così tanto brillante e arguto e nel pensare che non ci saranno più altre parole.

(23/08/2010)
Finito dopo quasi due anni: intendiamoci, non è che siano necessari due anni per leggere questa raccolta di saggi di DFW, è solamente che sia che si parli di tornado (intesi come vortici d'aria e non come caccia bombardieri!) che di tennis, o di David Lynch, o di tv, oppure di critica letteraria, DFW costringe ad accender... Read more

How to Be Alone
How to Be Alone Reviews

Review: The last time I was in the library, Jonathan Franzen written along a spine caught my eye. Why did I want to read this book? Where had I heard this name? The book looked brand new. However, most of its essays are from the late 90s and early 2000s. The political and social references are fascinating because they are now all in hindsight. Most (if not all) are pre-September 11th. They are all pre-current-economic-meltdown and new President Obama.

The essence of the essays are timeless. From... Read more

Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays
Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays Reviews

Review: A very ridiculous and absurd collection of stories. Once again Sedaris fiction comes through! Sometimes his stories are so twisted that they're hard to enjoy but it's all very funny. Also this book has the Santaland Diaries which is my favorite essay ever. Read more

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
The Complete Stories of Truman Capote Reviews

Review: Ciao Truman.

Mi intristisce davvero tanto, credimi, vederti sdraiato lì, sul letto, immemore di te stesso, circondato da bottiglie vuote e altri più spiacevoli segni dell’umana fragilità. Oh, lo so che da questa particolare crisi ti riprenderai, ma poi ce ne sarà un’altra e poi un’altra e un’altra ancora, sino all’ultima, quella fatale, quella in cui darai definitivamente forfait.
Ti prendo la mano, ok? Non posso fare altro per te, perché io arrivo dal futuro e tu sei già morto da tan... Read more

The Complete Stories
The Complete Stories Reviews

Review: Zora Neale Hurston is an amazing writer and folklore documentarian...is that a word? It should be! Read more

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