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  • Title: I'm Not Scared
  • Author: Niccolò Ammaniti Jonathan Hunt
  • ISBN: 9781400075638
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this immensely powerful, lyrical and skillfully narrated novel, set in southern Italy, nine year old Michele discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he daren t tell anyone about it Read an exclusive excerpt at BookBrowse today.The hottest summer of the twentieth century A tiny community of five houses in the middle of wheat fields While the adults shelterIn this immensely powerful, lyrical and skillfully narrated novel, set in southern Italy, nine year old Michele discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he daren t tell anyone about it Read an exclusive excerpt at BookBrowse today.The hottest summer of the twentieth century A tiny community of five houses in the middle of wheat fields While the adults shelter indoors, six children venture out on their bikes across the scorched, deserted countryside.In the midst of that sea of golden wheat, nine year old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he daren t tell anyone about it To come to terms with it he will have to draw strength from his own imagination and sense of humanity The reader witnesses a dual story the one that is seen through Michele s eyes, and the tragedy involving the adults of this isolated hamlet The result is an immensely powerful, lyrical and skillfully narrated novel, its atmosphere reminiscent of Tom Sawyer, Stephen King s Stand By Me and Italo Calvino s Italian Fairy Tales This is Ammaniti s third book, but his first to be published in the USA.
    I m Not Scared In this immensely powerful lyrical and skillfully narrated novel set in southern Italy nine year old Michele discovers a secret so momentous so terrible that he daren t tell anyone about it Read

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    1. Onvan I m Not Scared Nevisande Niccol _ Ammaniti ISBN 1400075637 ISBN13 9781400075638 Dar 200 Safhe Saal e Chap 2001

    2. I m not sure how to describe this book Is it a shattering of innocence, a coming of age story, a mystery, a suspense novel or is it all of these I was drawn into the story immediately by the short terse prose, the descriptions of the countryside and the dialogue and actions of the young children in the story Ammaniti, has captured with accuracy the actions and thoughts of a child who is caught in an adult situation As the reader you are viewing the events from the eyes of nine year old Michelle [...]

    3. A real horror Evil is committed in pursuit of the good , the victims are innocent and young, their innocence lost in the most painful way possible, and the story ends without any expectation of redemption or happiness for anyone.And what a unique and brilliant narration The author inhabits the mind of a nine year old boy and tells the story like a real nine year old Reminded me of Esther Freud s Hideous Kinky but with really something extraordinary it doesn t take Niccolo Ammaniti whole paragrap [...]

    4. A poignant coming of age story about the loss of innocence of a rural Italian boy The tale is told with enough balance as to be emotionally and intellectually engaging without being overly sentimental.The style comes across as so effortless and the plot is so well handled, that one almost feels as if this could very well really have happened, which makes the chilling and ironic conclusion feel even shocking and resonantd since truth is stranger than fiction, who knows, perhaps it did happen and [...]

    5. Set during the heat wave in the summer of 1978, in rural Italy nine year old Michele and his friends pretty much have the countryside to themselves The parents stay in and try to alleviate the heat in whatever ways they can Michele is only concerned about today, like most children and does not yet think about the wider picture, world events or other things that have affected his town His only concern is having to drag his little sister everywhere, his friend Salvatore and the unelected leader of [...]

    6. Despite its title, I m scared and so is Michele, the 9 year old narrator of this suspenseful story It s fast paced and wild, and you can t help but be pulled in immediately and with full heart and soul.Ammaniti knows how to create a grim story that has a loveable, heroic boy at its center And he knows how to keep you sitting on the edge of your seat The book is scary, but addictive It reads like a nightmarish fairytale There s good versus evil all over the place There s one small good guy agains [...]

    7. Well, he may not be scared but call me utterly terrifed I find it hard to believe the book could be better or even equal to the film which I ve seen twice and I wasn t any less scared the second time.I must confess that I ve done no than flick through the book and check the odd scene here and there Sorry, book, but the visual spectacle of the film simply outdoes in spades anything you can do in words The first thing I wanted to do when I saw this film was give it to my father It was a story of [...]

    8. I read this book for my Italian class Reading in another language, especially it being my first time reading a full length novel in Italian in this case, was a really rewarding experience and it allowed me to experience one of my favorite activities in a completely different way I read this with a pencil in hand and circled all of the words I didn t understand there were quite a few I hope to do this again in the near future, with Italian and other languages, because I really enjoyed the challen [...]

    9. Sizzling story of a childhood and the horrid events that changed the aspects of the growing up process in one boy s eyes Great story telling

    10. This is one of the best thrillers I have read this year This book is translated from the Italian version The suspense in this book was not overpowering It s not one of those fast pace modern day thrillers It opens in a small isolated Italian town where a 10 year old boy discovers a secret in an abandoned farmhouse He struggles to keep it a secret and to make sense out of what he has discovered The descriptions of the prairie and the region are so wonderful that I could actually imagine being the [...]

    11. Perfect for the learner, as this is written from a child s viewpoint which means the language is not too precious or over literary and you get to learn some of the earthy expletives but not the truly disgusting ones that barely figure in polite beginners books On top of that, it is extremely exciting, so tense that you are forced to push on to find out what happens After the first couple of chapters I blithely ignored all that precious vocabulary that I didn t know and really ought to look up, i [...]

    12. I d been looking forward to reading this book for quite a while Knowing it was about a young child who discovers a boy being kept hostage prisoner in a hole and and what unfolds next was enough to significantly grab my attention.Reading it however was a completely different experience and a major disappointment Set in Italy, the translation from Italian to English is extremely noticeable and often interrupts the natural flow of the descriptive sections of the novel The setting and location felt [...]

    13. Stop all this talk about monsters, Michele Monsters don t exist It s men you should be afraid of, not monsters This coming of age story is translated from the Italian by Jonathan Hunt A bunch of kids are out riding their bikes in a tiny village in Southern Italy On a dare one of them enters an abandoned farmhouse and stumbles upon something horrible The protagonist of this story is a nine year old boy, and themes explored include the loss of childhood innocence, and the confusion of trying to ma [...]

    14. Svaki puta kada uzmem knjigu od Niccola Ammanitia u ruke, budem doslovno iznena ena nenadma nom snagom njegovog pisanja Ni jedna njegova knjiga me nije ostavila ravnodu nom, pa tako ni ova Uvijek mi se svi aju njegovi likovi koje on vje to opisuje Od onih negativnih kojih u ovoj knjizi ima podosta , pa do pozitivaca koji izgledaju kao da se ne mogu sasvim uklopiti u surovi svijet oko sebe.Mene osobno najvi e poga a zlostavljanje i otmica djece, a ovdje se upravo o tome i radi.U malenom talijansk [...]

    15. Ammaniti chooses a 9 year old boy as narrator and hero of his story of a kidnapping gone wrong in a rural part of southern Italy in a hot summer of the late 1970s.We could do whatever we liked No cars ever went by There were no dangers And the grown ups stayed shut up indoors, like toads waiting for the heat to die down.Of great appeal is what goes on in the mind of a boy of that age It is story of innocence lost, as he is just beginning to sort out right from wrong, and real fears from imagined [...]

    16. Nine year old Michele is the narrator He lives in Southern Italy in a small settlement of four houses surrounded by farmland He has a small circle of friends, his family is poor but he and his sister live in a loving home.Michele stumbles upon a boy of his own age who has been kidnapped What follows is Michele coming to grips with a boy being kept in a hole Somehow there is an apparent normality as the entire settlement seems to be involved Written in the first person and narrated by a nine year [...]

    17. Spaventoso Non c altra parola per descrivere il romanzo di Niccol Ammaniti Io non ho paura afferma il titolo, ma non vero Il protagonista impaurito e lo siamo anche noi.Il romanzo si svolge durante gli anni di piombo Il narratore Michele un bambino di nove anni che vive con la sua famiglia nel mezzogiorno d Italia in un piccolo paese chiamato Acqua Traverse Ma un nome ironico perch c solo una cisterna e non ha piovuto per tutta l estate l estate pi calda del secolo e gli adulti si chiudono in ca [...]

    18. A small town kidnapping tale, told from the POV of an ickle boy What vexes me about narrators close to the child s perspective is that the narrator is usually a grown up narrating their childhood from twenty or so years on The same is true here the grown up Michele is narrating his childhood twenty odd years later My question why would a grown up write his story with such a close childhood POV unless he was a writer who had consciously taken that decision to sustain such a narrative position and [...]

    19. This book is a coming of age tale about a young boy who stumbles upon a dark secret with links to his family I hate to give away too much because the book is short and the plot should be a surprise.It is well written with a beautiful sense of time, place and characterization The main character of the story is a nine year old boy enjoying a sweltering summer with his friend s and younger sister who is torn by the things he learns He makes choices that I thought were very realistically written fro [...]

    20. Ho rimandato forever la recensione di questo libro, colpevolmente ma non del tutto intenzionalmente la stupida tastiera del mio pc ha smesso di funzionare e scrivere recensioni senza L n Z n maiuscole tende ad essere complesso , e quindi ora ovviamente la spinta iniziale si esaurita All indomani della lettura avrei potuto scrivere un papiro credo pi lungo del romanzo stesso per recensirlo, ormai passato un mese, per cui mi contengo, ma le piacevolissime sensazioni provate durante la lettura sono [...]

    21. Ik was eigenlijk niet zo in de mood voor dit boek Misschien op een later moment nog eens lezen, dan is m n beoordeling misschien hoger.

    22. Una novela brutal desarrollada en un entorno desolador y duro Unos ni os y el fin de la inocencia El descubrimiento de que los monstruos existen y tienen forma humana.

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