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The real Calvino intersperses 10 different pastiches--stories of menace, spies, mystery, premonition--with explorations of how and why we read, make meanings, and get our bearings or fail to. Meanwhile the Reader and Ludmilla try to reach, and read, each other. If on a Winter's Night is dazzling, vertiginous, and deeply romantic. "What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space."
Love the book, but it has a beautiful white cover and it shipped straight from Amazon with a huge black smudge across the top. Quite disappointed.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
And I am not sure what the point was. 10 unfinished tales, 8 Or so readers expressing their views on reading, and the thin thread of a plot held together by the quest of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Such an unusual book. Not really sure how to describe it. It was very interesting.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
So wierd! It took me a while to get into, but then I couldn't put it down. One of the most unique books I've read!Published 3 months ago by Charlene Mangi
I consider myself to be an avid reader. I had a great deal of difficulty finishing this book. It is painfully pretentious!Published 3 months ago by xyz23
A truly inventive and entertaining book. If you are not used to Calvino this may take a while to adjust too, but it really is s remarkable commentary on readers, reading and the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alcapitan