Ah, classic literary fiction. It can be so wonderful, but at times dense, leaving us wishing for a guide to lead us through the venerable prose. Enter: Italian artist and writer Francesco D'Isa, who reviews the classics in a candid, tongue-in-cheek (and very short) way. We're happy to bring his column, "Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books," to English language readers! Check back here every Wednesday for three new reviews from Francesco.
Trilogy of the City of K by Agota Kristof
Inside or outside, true or false, it doesn't matter: hell exists and it's in this book.
Plot: One horror and lie after another.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Somewhere there's someone who loves like us, lives worse than us and dies for us; an Anglo-Japanese science fiction tale which coincides with our daily reality.
Plot: In a college people are raised for transplanting organs.
Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar