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Blackout Paperback – Nov 1 2008
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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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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.