Controversy in antibiotics’ use

During long years we have been told that antibiotic’s treatments must be followed strictly until the very end – usually 8 or more days – in spite of the fact that we would feel better. Doctors and scientists supported this idea and almost made feel us guilty when we forgot to take our pills. It…

The Lahti File

I had read ‘The Lahti File’ by Richard MacAndrew for the Literary Corner that took place last Friday. This detective novel was easy to read because his main character, Ian Munro, is the typical secret agent sorting out where villains are and chasing after them. In this occasion Munro’s adventure was located in Finland and…

The Waters of Eternal Youth

The crime writer Donna Leon offers us her 25th novel of Comissario Brunetti’s series. In this occasion, the Venetian inspector is investigating, by request of a friend of Brunetti’s mother-in-law, the case of a teenage girl who was thrown into the canal fifteen years ago and suffered irreparable brain damage. Despite the request of the…

Philomel Cottage by Agatha Christie

In my youth I used to devour crime novels by Agatha Christie but I never read any of her short stories. Consequently when we were told to read ‘Philomel Cottage’ for the literary corner I thought it was a good suggestion. ‘Philomel Cottage’ is easy to read, amusing and amazing. The queen of crime literature…

City on Fire

Last summer I had planned to read the first novel by Garth Risk Hallberg, a young writer aged 38 who was an authentic reveal in 2015. In United States ‘City on Fire’ got rave reviews and I decided to read it in English but the fact is that the 927 pages book were still waiting…