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Product Details

  • Paperback: 295 pages
  • Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press (Nov. 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190473832X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904738329
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2 x 20.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
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"A thriller that reflects a derailed Italian society, a nation deprived of identity, infected by the dreams and nightmares of a US subculture." Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno "A chilling and claustrophobic thriller with an unpredictable ending. Morozzi joins the best in the genre". LINUS"If you want a spine-tingling novel that keeps you mesmerised from beginning to end, Blackout is the book for you." InfiniteStorie"Morozzi has a light touch. He has an uncanny ability to convey mood swings, excitement and plot twists with ever increasing velocity." Gazzetta di Parma

About the Author

Gianluca Morozzi was born in Bologna in 1971, where he lives today. His most recent titles include L'era del porco" and "Blackout", his first roman noir. Morozzi is known as a cutting edge satirist and music critic and is usually compared to Nick Hornby. In "Blackout" he evokes (in a very Italian way) the satirical touch of Ben Elton. Translator from the Italian of fiction and non-fiction "

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ec5ab04) out of 5 stars Stuck in a lift, will they survive? March 21 2011
By Feanor - Published on
Format: Paperback
Gianluca Morozzi has written a neat claustrophobic thriller set in the elevator of a residential building. In Black Out, three individuals, strangers to each other, enter the lift. Shortly thereafter, the power goes out and the trio is trapped between floors. Their back-stories are filled in between chapters that describe the continuously rising paranoia and terror within the cramped quarters of the lift. I'm not giving anything away when I say that one of the three is vicious serial killer, and his is the only background that is really relevant to the story. The other two could have been pilots or scuba-divers for all their lives had any consequence up to the point they are trapped. So far, so good. True to the genre, the innocents have to escape. How though? And is that all to the story? This is where Morozzi cranks up the unlikeliness factor, and the story - to my mind - degenerates to droll fantasy. It is written in that arch, self-consciously-talking-to-the-reader fashion that might grate on some; the staccato sentences might alienate others, but it is a thin book, trying a bit to be too clever, and will serve as a decent page-turner on a short trip to work.
HASH(0x9ec5ab7c) out of 5 stars One Star April 19 2016
By Lloyd - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I don't think you need to exploit the obvious!
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ec5ae34) out of 5 stars tense psychological suspense Oct. 4 2008
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Everyone who can is escaping the summer heat of Bologna, Italy for the long August Bank Holiday weekend. Three people ride an elevator in a high rise apartment building in a city increasingly turning into a stone quarry as it empties of people. However, the elevator gets stuck trapping the trio inside between the eleventh and twelfth floor. In a somber greenish light that makes the BLACKOUT seem even eerier, the alarm fails and so does their mobiles. The two males struggle, but manage to open the door only to find a solid wall blocking the opening.

There is no place to go except to wait for help or the elevator to suddenly work. Claudia works as an exotic dancer to pay her bills while going to school. Teenage Tomas is meeting his girlfriend Francesca in Amsterdam; as they have planned to elope. Aldo owns a club, believes music died when Elvis died, and finds passion as a serial killer. As the elevator's heat rises to unbearable levels and increasingly hope for help coming soon diminishes to zero, the trapped threesome begin lose it as tempers ignite and sadistic interchanges occur.

Each of the trapped is a unique character with flaws that make them seen like real people spending unbearably heated time stuck in a closed environs with no hope for immediate rescue. The suspense grows as each becomes testier and angrier. Although an inane coda feels out of place and unnecessary, fans will enjoy this tense psychological suspense of three individuals sharing a horrific experience.

Harriet Klausner
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HASH(0x9ec5f1b0) out of 5 stars Great fiction May 28 2009
By Grace Lee - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is one of the best mystery I've read for a long time. It's deliberate in pace and exciting in suspense. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good book to read and to collect.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ec5f384) out of 5 stars Twisty and Disturbing Oct. 27 2014
By Buyer of Stuff - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Nice plot twists for a fairly disturbing novel.