A Return Of A Dangerous Circle Of It

Have you ever felt mistrust and an urgent itch to flee from a person who is traditionally considered a funny and amicable type? This is exactly what I feel about the clown from my childhood and now I know why. Stephen King has explained the reason in depth and width in his one of the…

Drawn Back By The Thirst

  He promises to bury him for good. Then he introduces the mere shadows of his master-skill and expects the others to be sate and content. But the world roars for more. And the thirst becomes unbearable…

When Kissing A Smile Saves The Day

There‘s nothing more straightforward as the child‘s wisdom. It may sound funny and you can laugh your head off but actually it conveys the truth in the most simple and pragmatic way. And what‘s more important – you can get it absolutely free of charge with just one „if“: if you have children. Though it…

Children Drawn By The Lethal Light

Satiated. According to Webster‘s dictionary, this term “may sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire.“  After sincere reflections I came to this definition, which perfectly describes my inner feeling upon closing the last page of the latest Roberto Saviano‘s novel La paranza dei bambini. Unfortunately, with…

A Good Novel About A Good Man

Sometimes only a lucky coincidence results in an exciting acquaintance with a wonderful book. Sometimes it takes fifty years for a book to become a bestseller. This time it‘s the same novel that the first two sentences apply. Stoner by John Williams published in 1965. The revival of the novel initiated an unexpected success in…

Horror Tales From A Modern Crypt

Remember the well-known TV series of the 90s called Tales From The Crypt? Those half-hour short stories full of horror, black magic, science fiction, etc., always ending with a maleficent final twist? Well, there‘d be a perfect new edition to the old episodes, if you adapted a recent collection of short stories written by an…

While Waiting For The Returning Son

When you merge philosophy with music, you come up with the novel like The Young Bride (La Sposa giovane). Alessandro Baricco apparently uses his degrees in philosophy and piano to master his story-telling skills, as his newest book released last year elegantly flows in the rhythm of Italian barcarole simultaneously contemplating on the theme of…