If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller…: Italo Calvino

by Andy

Pretty much every single person I have ever recommended this book to, or bought it for, have hated it; it was too irritating, or annoying, or clever.  But that’s the point.

Obviously if you want otherwise – nice, neat beginnings and middles and ends and absolutely no challenge whatsoever – then stick to, say, the Brothers Grimm or whatever Richard&Judy suggest.  Personally, I thought this was utterly brilliant.  Your loss if you give up on it.

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