Search Results: "Niccolo Ammaniti"


BOOK REVIEW

I’LL STEAL YOU AWAY by Niccolo Ammaniti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Teems with incident, wit and pathos."
The tale of an ordinary boy, lonely, sweet and introspective, driven toward a singularly dark coming of age. Read full book review >

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN by Niccolo Ammaniti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A novel that veers out of control, obliterating its setup and dulling Ammaniti's admired edge as a satirist."
In contemporary Rome, a satanic caper implodes in this latest from the well-regarded Italian (Me and You, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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AS GOD COMMANDS by Niccolo Ammaniti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not at all pretty, but darkly, ferociously beautiful—a triumph for Europe's hottest novelist."
Punk-rock desperadoes and a daft father-son tragicomedy team run riot through the mess and splendor of today's Italy. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT SCARED by Niccolo Ammaniti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Readable and slight."
A boy in rural southern Italy learns about crime firsthand when he discovers that his own father is part of a kidnapping gang. Rich in setting and detail, Ammaniti's third, his first to be published here, rests contentedly on its YA bedrock. Read full book review >

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ME AND YOU by Niccolo Ammaniti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Scary, lovely and at last a heartbreaker."
A boy and girl, family love and family secrets come together in Italian author Ammaniti's latest (As God Commands, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TEARS OF THE MADONNA by George Herman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"A delight in what we hope will be an ongoing series."
In the second of a series (begun with A Comedy of Murders, 1994), the setting is once again Renaissance Italy and the sleuths are Leonardo da Vinci and his more than worthy sidekick, the learned dwarf Niccolo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 2, 1990

"Fabulous fare for all lovers of historical intrigue."
Book three of the series of Dunnett's mercantile adventures—which began with Niccolo Rising (1986) and continued in The Spring of the Ram (1988)—features hero. entrepreneur Nicholas (Niccolo) vander Poele's participation in a battle for the throne of Cyprus. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1988

"A cumbersome snarl of names, places and plot twists will daunt some; but, on the whole, this mix of colorful characters, thrill-a-minute intrigues and 15th-century scenery makes rich fare for genre fans."
Book Two of Dunnett's series begun with Niccolo Rising (1986); here, it's 1461 and Nicholas (also Niccolo), our 19-year-old entrepreneur—the self-made former apprentice of Book One—sets sail from Italy for an exotic hotbed of East-West trade. Read full book review >