?? "Qualunque cosa sia il destino, abita nelle montagne che abbiamo sopra la testa"
?? “Whatever destiny may be, it resides in the #mountains that tower over us”
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This is a beautifully written books exploring the relationship between two life-long friends, Pietro and Bruno, as well as the relationship between Pietro and his parents, and both men‘s relationship with the mountains in which Bruno lives and which Pietro explores. But I don‘t think it‘s really my genre. I found it nice, but nothing more.
A bit disappointed by this Italian novel that got raving reviews in the Dutch media.
It is the story of two friends who grow up together in the Italian Alps. When they get older they grow apart but there are always the mountains that reminds them of the importance of their friendship.
I‘ll give it a pick because it is beautifully written, the dialogues as well as the descriptions of the mountains.
A picturesque and thoughtful book where not a lot happens, but you will be transported to the Italian alps and feel the seasons of the mountains and the work that the villagers need to do to survive. 3.5 stars for me.
This is my closest mountain at the moment - Putuaki - like almost all the other mountains in the North Island it‘s a volcano.
There's always be a book that comes to your attention. Well, I just got an advance reader's copy of Eight Mountains by Italian author Paolo Cognetti. I do not get to read many novels about the dynamics of male friendship. The Eight Mountains is a lyrical coming-of-age story about the power of male friendships and the enduring bond between fathers and sons. Hopefully, the author will provide some good insight on a rarely discussed topic in fiction.
I️ happened to stumble upon this book today while browsing Goodreads giveaways, and what a coincidence that it has #eight in the title! 🤗 Listed as a book for fans of Elena Ferrante, Fredrik Backman, and Paolo Coelho - I‘m sold!