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If on a Winter's Night a Traveller (Paperback)
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveller (Paperback)

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£9.99
Paperback 272 Pages
Published: 20/02/1992
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Clever, seductive and infinitely sly, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller takes readers on a dizzying journey into a novel they never expected – with themselves cast in the role of the hero.

You go into a bookshop and buy If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino. You like it. But alas there is a printer's error in your copy.

You take it back to the shop and get a replacement. But the replacement seems to be a totally different story. You try to track down the original book you were reading but end up with a different narrative again.

This remarkable novel leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary and a quest. But the real hero is you, the reader.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099430896
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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'Reading Calvino, you're constantly assailed by the notion that he is writing down what you have always known, except that you've never thought of it before.This is highly unnerving: fortunately you're usually too busy laughing to go mad...' - Salman Rushdie

'Breathtakingly inventive' - David Mitchell

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“If on a Winter's Night a Traveller”

I personally didn't understand what this book was about, and didn't particularly enjoy the writing either....I wouldn't recommend this to anyone

Paperback edition
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“Failed to captivate.”

After reading the cover and the opening chapter in the shop, intrigued by its unique plot, I bought it and couldn't wait to start.

Excitedly, I put my current read to one side and began reading this. However,... More

Paperback edition
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“10/10, would marry this book.”

This isn't the sort of book you read on the tube, or the bus, or in your lunch break. You have to be in the right mood, I'd recommend reading it under a pleasantly hot sun or whilst in love (or something).... More

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