The series follows the psychotherapy sessions of Dr. Like any combat operation, there is a great deal of boredom followed by intense action, and the novel follows the pattern. The substance of their solitude forever separates them from the quality of life that they deserve and most of us enjoy. Open Preview See a Problem? The Human Body explores the lives of young Italian military men and one woman in Afghanistan before, during and after their deployment in all their moral complexities. The wonder of the novel is in the beautiful, even loving way that this is demonstrated. View all 4 comments.

The Human Body comes with encomiums such as ” a stunning exploration of war,” “a great novel of life in wartime,” and “magnificently captured the surreal experience of the modern soldier,” but by the time I was halfway through I was beginning to wonder, what am I missing here? This was embarrassingly bad, and the news that it has met with broad critical acclaim is infinitely depressing. They try but largely fail to feel connected to their interrupted lives back home. The substance of their solitude forever separates them from the quality of life that they deserve and most of us enjoy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ceea ce nu se vede e umanul.

The relationships and the characters all follow the same motions, repeated endlessly for the 20 years that are covered in the book. Or did you just give it stars because the author is young and cute? Il corpo umano riesce in questo.

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De personages waren levensecht, maar je kon je er niet mee identificeren omdat ze stuk voor stuk lelijke, achterbakse en zielige persoonlijkheden zijn. En fin, es un libro con sus claroscuros. I think it would make fantastic book club discussion. Both were teased and slammed for their impairments. There is certainly a little of the anarchic spirit of the Heller, but one imagines that this is a common reaction to the necessary discipline of war.


My anticipations have been based, unfortunately, in my overactive imagination. But I did enjoy reading it and it worked for me. Edit Did You Know? The title is explained by arguing that Mattia and Alice are like twin primes: I thought about the supporting cast too.

The narrative jumps from third person to first person and back again without warning. As they creep up the mountainous slopes, coming across the town of Lartay, a random herd of sheep crossing eenzwamheid road brings up an intriguing, yet ominous question. Giovanni Mari, who receives in his office from Monday to Thursday patients with different problems.

Alice, on the other hand, is an awkward child who experiences cringe worthy embarrassments at the hands of her cruel peers. Spijtig, want ik heb zelf al zo een slechte idee van het leger.

For the novel, see The Solitude of Prime Numbers novel. This novel is cold and depressing read on the surface.

In Italia, purtroppo, non hanno ancora folm un master che supplisca a questo inspiegabile deficit educativo. HardcoverScrittori italiani e stranieripages.

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The war zone itself serves as a catalyst for helping each of these men — and women — realize who they are and the necessity of eventual transformation and connection.

Fabio Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Probabilmente non capisco proprio nulla di letteratura, ma non riesco a rispondere a simili domande. These images are powerful and disturbing. Langs de revue passeren de zware, maar voorspelbare onderwerpen die aan het leger worden gelinkt: Un elenco di tragedie non ti rende una persona complessa, l’esposizione sistematica del dolore non rende un personaggio interessante. The Solitude of Prime Numbers, his first novel, took Italy by storm where it has sold over a million copies.


While the characters themselves are interesting and varied, there are so many of them that not only is it challenging to keep them all straight, most of them remain flat and one-dimensional.

Zo heette het eerste boek van Paolo Giordano en kenners en media waren waanzinnig enthousiast. Non ho capito dove Giordano pensava di poter accompagnare il lettore L’ultimo arrivato, il caporalmaggiore Roberto Ietri, ha appena vent’anni e si sente inesperto in tutto. Het verhaal speelt zich grotendeels af in Afghanistan, af en toe komen er flashbacks van Egitto’s verleden aan bod. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As a teenager she is bullied by female classmates.

Like Matterhorn, written by Karl Marlantes, The Human Body strives to give readers a glimpse of war on a personal level and it also remarks upon the differences between those in command and the rank and file. Alice adolescente Vittorio Lomartire This lack of development undermines the character-driven plot of the novel. This quality manages to make even the most gruesome scenes beautiful. The thing about these numbers is that they will always, till the end of the world, be separated by a wall, a number, be it 18, 42 and many others.

And I couldn’t help falling completely in love with Mattia, and envying numbers because of the way he described them so beautifully. Umberto Della Rocca Giorgia Senesi It appears he has not been able to find many answers either.

I picked up Giordano’s other book Solitude of Prime Numbers based on the strength of the title. They are, unfortunately, uninteresting.