La notte delle falene

La notte delle falene

SinossiAlice è stata uccisa in una mite notte d’estate. Il suo corpo giaceva nel bosco, a pochi passi dalla casa del suo molestatore. Per lui non c’è stato scampo: quella stessa notte l’ha raggiunto, impietosa, la vendetta del padre della ragazza.Dieci anni sono andati e quella notte è ancora avvolta nelle tenebre: Alice vuole raccontare la sua storia, la sua vita e soprat...

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Title:La notte delle falene
Author:Riccardo Bruni
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Edition Language:Italian

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  • Dee Arr

    Normally I am able to find some redeeming qualities in a Kindle First book, though “The Night of the Moths was a challenge. Here’s why:

    THE PLOT was not bad, probably one of the stronger elements in the book. I could find justification for most of the actions by the lead characters, even the big stretch at the end when the “reveal” takes place. Where the book fell apart was in the execution, the pieces that helped everything to make sense. Electronic items, including cell phones, do not just sit

    Normally I am able to find some redeeming qualities in a Kindle First book, though “The Night of the Moths was a challenge. Here’s why:

    THE PLOT was not bad, probably one of the stronger elements in the book. I could find justification for most of the actions by the lead characters, even the big stretch at the end when the “reveal” takes place. Where the book fell apart was in the execution, the pieces that helped everything to make sense. Electronic items, including cell phones, do not just sit around for the next time we turn them on. When not used (especially for a decade) the connections degrade. It is hard (without spoilers) to describe all the items that the author ignored, plot devices that disregard the reality of everyday police investigation and what guilty people do when they don’t want to get caught. To stretch and then shoehorn all these elements into a story just to make them comply with the plot makes for a weak tale.

    THE WRITING bothered me, although I wasn’t sure if some of the fault should be assigned to the translator. Phrases used as sentences can be powerful, but not when you litter them on every single page. One passage of three straight "sentences" from the first chapter: “Because another person was killed, not far from here. And soon other lives will be swallowed up by the secrets that this night will bring with it. Because you can’t escape secrets.” There were also inane, useless conversations reminiscent of “The Gilmore Girls.” Conversations on the TV show were meant to be humorous or perhaps used as filler, but even a shallow reflection on the book’s dialogue will recognize a waste of time and one prays for a commercial. At least the ad had a point.

    I do need to add that the buildup to the climax was nicely done. Author Riccardo Bruni generated enough excitement in the last few chapters to encourage readers to run with him all the way to the end.

    PERSONALLY, while I will read stories that use vulgarities, this is a story that wouldn’t have suffered if some of them were omitted (along with long dialogues featuring parents arguing with their children about their word choices). The POV changes throughout the book didn’t bother me too much. It made sense to tell the back story in past tense and current events in present tense, though the occasional slip from present to past tense in the same chapter was jarring.

    ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, this is the author’s second book translated into English and perhaps the effort to follow up a well-received book didn’t produce what was hoped for. There are glimmers of talent that shine through “The Night of the Moths,” but not enough for this book to shine. I rate it two-and -a-half stars, with a last-minute shove to three stars based on the build to the climax.

  • Kirsten

    A good solid thriller from Italy. The plot twist at the end was very good. I really did not see that coming.

    Poor old Enrico. From Rome, he gets involved with the tribulations of a small town. The atmosphere of the thriller was claustrophobic and I really enjoyed the plot. Just didn't feel it deserved more than 3 stars.

  • S©aP

    Bruni è ragazzo intelligente e arguto. Ha confezionato un prodotto valido per i tempi che corrono (oserei dire senza alcun intento artistico). Ottimo intreccio. Trama valida. Una sapiente sceneggiatura, repentini cambi di scena e di prospettiva (scuola di scrittura?). Un finale sorprendente e inatteso, ma anche scontato, secondo una certa idea della società, che traspare senza essere enunciata.

    Il tutto è condito con ingredienti alla moda: rapidità quasi frenetica; una costellazione di stereotip

    Bruni è ragazzo intelligente e arguto. Ha confezionato un prodotto valido per i tempi che corrono (oserei dire senza alcun intento artistico). Ottimo intreccio. Trama valida. Una sapiente sceneggiatura, repentini cambi di scena e di prospettiva (scuola di scrittura?). Un finale sorprendente e inatteso, ma anche scontato, secondo una certa idea della società, che traspare senza essere enunciata.

    Il tutto è condito con ingredienti alla moda: rapidità quasi frenetica; una costellazione di stereotipi ben connotati e comodi, quanto vecchi e polverosi (almeno ai miei occhi), ma sempre buoni; un turpiloquio moderato, non insistito. Quest'ultimo incarna, oramai, l'acquisizione di una (presunta) libertà intellettuale dagli schemi... e un endemico impoverimento culturale (... ma anche questa è forse solo una mia sciocca idea).

    Si è poi tuffato nell'ombrosità un po' turpe di tutte le piccole province per ordire la trama, e nel desiderio morboso di guardare il lato più sgradevole delle cose umane (il nemico maggiore degli afflati culturali, o dei pensieri più alti e ispirati). Si è ben guardato da qualsiasi opinione (non ne ha il narratore, non i suoi personaggi), salvo quelle più in voga: stereotipi giovanili, e giovanilistici, che un tempo facevano sorridere e oggi neanche si discutono più.

    Si è affidato "mani e piedi" all'odierno orrore per la vecchiaia, quasi ricacciando in gola ogni tensione al bello e al buono. Non vi è spazio per una redenzione, in questo noir: il male, in quanto

    , è l'unica cosa descritta, rappresentata. Al bene si accenna appena. Lo si lascia intuire come terzo, esterno al racconto. Vi si accenna malinconicamente, qua e là.

    Amazon Editore, visto il grande numero di vendite (lo scritto si legge così come si guarda un "reality-show": passivi e avidi), ha spinto il libro in una sapiente operazione di mercato, fino a infilarlo nella finale del premio strega.

    Dal mio sciocco punto di vista, orrore allo stato puro.

    Suicidio (sociale) in nome del profitto.

    Corro a rileggere Tolstoj, per consolarmi, conscio che nulla ci salverà.

  • Nyx

    A decent story idea drowned in fluff and melodrama. If you enjoy soap opera subplots, you will love this book. Certain moments are rushed when, by all rights, they should be explored. Then you find yourself flicking through pages of a mother telling her daughter not to swear.

    The characters are believable. Some are even likeable. Yet the author employs clumsy techniques to portray them. Then, as if concerned that the reader won't know what he meant by it, Bruni will come out and quali

    A decent story idea drowned in fluff and melodrama. If you enjoy soap opera subplots, you will love this book. Certain moments are rushed when, by all rights, they should be explored. Then you find yourself flicking through pages of a mother telling her daughter not to swear.

    The characters are believable. Some are even likeable. Yet the author employs clumsy techniques to portray them. Then, as if concerned that the reader won't know what he meant by it, Bruni will come out and qualify it.

    So. Many. References. I really don't care to know the name of every song a character hears, or the exact scenes from movies they enjoy. It wasn't useful information since, for the most part, you'd have to know the song/film to appreciate its mention.

    Obviously, the author would prefer to work in TV/cinema. The use of the present tense can lend a book a "cinematic" feel, and that can be wonderful. However, Bruni applies tricks best left to the screen. Tactics of storytelling that work visually but completely bomb when placed in written word.

    I'm not sure whether the language can be criticised fully, as this is translated. Perhaps some areas flow better when read in Italian. It could be certain unnatural sentences are the product of "lost in translation".

    This isn't the worst book I've read. It could have been better, the slightly underwhelming "twist" notwithstanding. There was potential. Give it a go if you find it free or on sale.

  • Lynda Kelly

    I selected this for my Kindle First choice for November.....I was torn between this one and another and selected this since it had more pages in the end. However, I really struggled through it. It was all a bit deep and wordy for my liking. Many I saw compare it to Twin Peaks and I hated that with a passion !! So I clearly made the wrong selection.

    I stuck with it till the end but I didn't enjoy it much at all. I was pretty shocked by Alice, she wasn't a sympathetic character at all and her broth

    I selected this for my Kindle First choice for November.....I was torn between this one and another and selected this since it had more pages in the end. However, I really struggled through it. It was all a bit deep and wordy for my liking. Many I saw compare it to Twin Peaks and I hated that with a passion !! So I clearly made the wrong selection.

    I stuck with it till the end but I didn't enjoy it much at all. I was pretty shocked by Alice, she wasn't a sympathetic character at all and her brother was a total waste-of-space as well. I got quite confused by who's phone somebody had at any one time and never really resolved that in my head to my satisfaction. I struggled to get through Sandro's alternative reality, too.

    At one point cappuccino was written as cappuccio which I looked up and it isn't a shortened version but a different thing altogether. Is was used where I'd have used are at one point then one girl was referred to as Mazzei then as Simona further in which just baffled me. The translator did a sterling job, though.

    I guess if you liked the arty-fartiness that was Twin Peaks you'll probably like this but it was definitely not for this "it's black or white" reader !!

  • Gabrielė Sabaliauskienė

    Anotacija žada dėmesį prikaustantį detektyvą,tačiau man didelio įspūdžio ši knyga nepaliko.. Pradžia buvo įtraukianti ir daug žadanti,tačiau verčiant tolesnius puslapius,susidomėjimas knyga via blėso ir buvo galima nuspėti tolimesnį siužetą. Tikėjausi daugiau iš šios istorijos.. Vertinčiau 2/5 ⭐

    Anotacija žada dėmesį prikaustantį detektyvą,tačiau man didelio įspūdžio ši knyga nepaliko.. Pradžia buvo įtraukianti ir daug žadanti,tačiau verčiant tolesnius puslapius,susidomėjimas knyga via blėso ir buvo galima nuspėti tolimesnį siužetą. Tikėjausi daugiau iš šios istorijos.. Vertinčiau 2/5 ⭐️

  • Lorraine McLaughlin

    I rarely close a book unless it has been read to the last page; this one proved the exception. Dull, Dark, Murky in style and format. I couldn't care about characters in the tale; they had less substance than the moths. So, sorry for those who loved the book. I did not.

  • Malina Skrobosinski

    DNF at 78%, I just can't go on.

    I'm not sure if something got lost in translation, but this one just wasn't for me. The characters are weak, the storyline is sketchy, it's just all together... well, not put together.

    I'm still not clear what the purpose of some of the secondary characters are, they add no value to the novel at all.

    Ugh, it's just a mess.

  • Glen

    I won an e-book in a goodreads drawing.

    A psychological thriller, told in the present tense, which I found completely irritating.

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