While the vocabulary was very difficult for my primitive Italian, it was as beautifully written as Calvino's other work.
Calvino's book is not perfect; the first section, in the castle, is quite a bit more polished and satisfying as a puzzle than the second half in the tavern.
The problem is, in the first half of the book, Calvino tries to apply this to some very boring, straightforward little stories.
Fantastic book! I'd highly recommend this as much as any of Calvino's work.Published 5 months ago by Timothy M
I'm giving this book a 5 star rating purely for its ingenuity, this book would be a must read for those interested in the tarot, it's fascinating how the author has weaved the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Anwar
Great 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19Published on January 21, 2013 by Heather Hunter-hendricks
Students of the tarot can hardly put time to better use than to study this little book. It is entertaining; it is often profound and startling; but most usefully it details a novel... Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by Phebe
It's sort of like the Canterbury tales or Decameron with Tarot cards. A bunch of people try and communicate their stories by assembling the cards into different configurations, and... Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by jafrank
I really can not say that I enjoyed The Castle of Crossed Destinies but the structure of the narrative is very interesting and is in some ways a commentary on all narration and... Read morePublished on September 25, 2011 by C. B Collins Jr.
This is kind of a splendid book. It is demanding; the reader must engage with it, examining each card as it is revealed and disputing its meaning with the narrator. Read morePublished on November 9, 2010 by PhoenixFalls
Efficiently written, very good prose, but can be dry. The book is short so that shouldn't damper any efforts to read. Read morePublished on January 19, 2010 by Pennywise1600