About a boy – Nick Hornby ~ ☕☕☕☕

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I bet everyone of you has watched, at least once, the movie About a boy. Yes, the one with Hugh Grant and a young and awkward Nicholas Hoult (Skins, The giant slayer, Warm Bodies, Edison…).

I remember watching it in middle school and just loving it… so I couldn’t help but reading the book, a few years later.

But if you haven’t watched the movie yet… what is it about? Continua a leggere

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Papillon – Miwa Ueda ~ ☕☕☕☕

Papillon_mangaHello everyone!

Today’s review is going to be about one of my favorite manga ever: Papillon. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it.

This is a shojo manga, so is supposed to be read by girls, but it has interesting psychological questions answered.

Let’s get down to the plot to see what I’m blabbing about! Continua a leggere

I am the messenger – Markus Zusak ~ ☕☕☕☕

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So yes, after the beautiful time I had with The Book Thief, I couldn’t help but reading I am the messenger, Markus Zusak’s second novel, as well. I borrowed it from the library, and it took a while, but it was SO. WORTH. IT.

This time, having left Jews, Germans and World Wars, the author takes a whole new challenge: today’s world and its normality. Continua a leggere

The Bélier family – Eric Lartigau (2014) ~ ☕☕☕☕☕

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As you can see from the title, today’s review is going to be about a great French movie : The Bélier family.

On the poster of this movie, they say “A movie that will make you feel good” (at least in the Italian version), and, I must admit, it’s quite accurate. It’s a beautiful movie.

But what is it about? Continua a leggere

The scarlet letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ ☕☕☕

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Yes, I know, I said I was done with American literature, but I’ve been wanting to read this novel for ages, since the day my cousin told me about it at a Christmas lunch, several years ago. Well, I was kinda young, so things like “adultery” and “puritanism” were a bit out of my league, so I waited – also because I found out I had a copy of the book in my house only two years ago.

Anyway, it feels weird to think that two novels like The scarlet letter and On the road were born on the same soil. It’s hard to think how much the American culture has changed throughout the centuries.

But let’s talk, as always, about the plot first. Continua a leggere

The Catcher in the Rye – Jerome David Salinger ~ ☕☕☕

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With this book, I finish my exploration of American 20th century literature. I feel a bit sad, but… this was kind of a great ending.

I have to admit that I read this book, The Catcher in the Rye, so long ago I barely remember all the twists of the plots, but at least I had the time to think about it. Continua a leggere

Kill your darlings – John Krokidas (2013) ~ ☕☕☕☕

Good day everyone!

If you already knew about this movie, you’ll understand one thing – I am kind of crazy about the beat generation. Yes, this movie is about Kerouac, Burroughs, and their lovely friends – I can’t help it, I think it’s probably the most interesting aspect of American history and culture (okay, I love the 20s and Scott Fitzgerald as well, I must confess).

Anyways, Kill you darlings is a movie directed by John Krokidas released in 2013, and the plot is all about the boys of the “lost generation”. Continua a leggere

On the road – Jack Kerouac ~ ☕☕☕

Hello people!

As I said in a previous review, I’m having a look at American literature novels and I have arrived at the super famous novel by Jack Kerouac.

The “gospel” of the so-called beat generation, On the Road is the story of a long trip – well, let’s say a wandering, an endless and restless search, a journey with no destination, a trip for the sake of itself. A journey from East to West and back all across the States, twice, and then a last trip heading South. Continua a leggere

Stardust – Matthew Vaughn (2007) ~ ☕☕☕☕☕

Hello everyone!

Today’s review is going to be about one of my favorite movies ever: Stardust.

Based on the book bearing the same name written by Neil Gaiman (even if the difference between the book and the movie is HUGE), it was released in 2007 without noise, at least here in Italy, and I think it’s kind of a pity.

The story, which crosses fantasy, adventure and love, is set – the precise year is unknow, but let’s say 19th century – in a small English village called Wall. Weird name, given by the fact that a wall is positioned right next to it. No one goes beyond the wall. So no one knows that over the wall there’s a magic world, the kingdom of Stormhold, crowded with witches, unicorns and flying vessels. Continua a leggere