Some reading experiences – esperienze di lettura
I give my very personal vote on some books I read recently. As my Italian readers have complained for the too many English-only posts, titles will be bi-lingual.
Before I start, my friend Steven Jakobs has published a crazy but really beautiful book on the architecture of the houses of Hitchcock’ movies, houses which never existed: see it on Amazon: The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock.
You definitively should read it
Louis-Ferdinand CélineVoyage au bout de la nuit (English: Journey to the End of the Night, Italiano: Viaggio al termine della notte)
Haruki Murakami What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Italiano: non è ncora tradotto)
Note: If you don’t know Murakami, you should start from something like Kafka on the Shore (Italiano: Kafka sulla spiaggia); but the book above will be interesting to lovers of Murakami.
Georges Simenon Trois chambres à Manhattan (English: Three Bedrooms in Manhattan, Italiano: Tre camere a Manhattan)
Georges Simenon La neige était sale (English: Dirty Snow, Italiano: La neve era sporca)
Michael Chabon The Yiddish Policemen Union (Italiano: Il sindacato dei poliziotti yiddish)
I didn’t survive til’ the end, but its a good book
David Foster-Wallace Infinite jest (in italiano con lo stesso titolo)
Maybe you can find something better to read
Wu Ming 4 Stella del Mattino (English readers are safe for the moment: no translation)
Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt Impero (Empire)