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¶ Sicilian Tragedee Ä Ottavio Cappellani
Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM By Ottavio Cappellani

Balding, forty something Mister Alfio Turrisi, an up and coming mafioso in Catania, has the deep pockets that London s financial world loves He, in turn, loves Betty, the spoiled young daughter of Turi Pirrotta, a rival Catanian mobster Alfio and Betty would seem to be the Romeo and Juliet of this poison pen valentine to Ottavio Cappellani s native Sicily That is, untilBalding, forty something Mister Alfio Turrisi, an up and coming mafioso in Catania, has the deep pockets that London s financial world loves He, in turn, loves Betty, the spoiled young daughter of Turi Pirrotta, a rival Catanian mobster Alfio and Betty would seem to be the Romeo and Juliet of this poison pen valentine to Ottavio Cappellani s native Sicily That is, until we meet another pair of star crossed lovers gay theater director Tino Cagnotto and his bored and sexy young a, Bobo Because the way Tino sees it, the real heat in Shakespeare s tragedy is between Romeo and Mercutio, not Romeo and Juliet Set in a twenty first century Sicily rife with moody aristocrats, vain politicians, inept gangsters, shabby theater actors, and high tech killers, Cappellani s hilarious second novel part Tarantino style operetta, part soap opera is also a surprising tribute to the Bard.
  • Title: Sicilian Tragedee
  • Author: Ottavio Cappellani
  • ISBN: 9780374531041
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover

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Giuseppe Lio Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
Ben scritto, originale e molto divertente, non capisco proprio il perche di cosi tante valutazioni negative
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Jeruen Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
An edited version of this article was first published as Book Review Sicilian Tragedee by Ottavio Cappellani on Blogcritics.Let me say from the outset that when I found myself turning the page and realizing that there isn t any next page left, I was glad I was so happy that I finally finished this book Because really, this book was a waste of my time And let me tell you why.First, let me talk about the characters Well, there s plenty of them There s Alfio Turrisi, who drives this right hand driv [...]
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Lisa Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
Tino Cagnotto is the stereotypical vain, extravagant, gay experimental theater director taking anti depressants and stimulants, trying to find inspiration and funding for his next production as he is running out of money to support his lifestyle It could be so very sad, but set him in Sicily, surround him with stereotypical small time Mafia, small town government, small time aristocracy and star crossed lovers and you have grand and laugh out loud funny farce.Poor Cagnotto has run out of ideas, [...]
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Tony Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
Cappellani, Ottavio SICILIAN TRAGEDEE 2007 Amer 2008 Set in Catania, Sicily, this novel explores the region s fascination with the arts but as staged by Tino Cognotto, a gay theater director He is out to make his mark, but first he needs a proposal to submit to the regional director of the arts so he can get funding He has no idea of what the proposal might be until he meets Bobo, an aspiring and gay actor He decides to do a modern version of Romeo and Juliet, keeping in mind that Catania is kno [...]
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The Rainbow Zebra Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
When I read the synopsis of this book, it made me think of The Godfather, The Birdcage, and a humorous attempt at staging Romeo Juliet But when I signed up to win this on First Reads I really had no idea what I was getting into a 340 page struggle to read and finish this book.I found myself being confused by the numerous characters and the writing itself, whom some have said reminded them of the bare bones of a screenplay I graduated with a degree in Literature, I enjoy books of all sorts But I [...]
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Roseanne Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
It took me a while to get into this book, but part of the compulsion to keep reading it I am not opposed to stopping a book in the middle was to see how all the layers untangled themselves Some didn t, but by the end, I was prepared for that and came to my own conclusions The ensemble cast in this book love to talk about themselves and gossip about each other, but the best characterization is from the author, who shows you who they really are by what they do Cappellani does capture modern Sicili [...]
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Amanda Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
Sicilian Tragedee is very well written The only problem I had with it is that it s pace is a little sluggish at times, and I had a difficult time keeping the names straight, but over all, I liked it.I have to say, I thought it was very well written It reminded me of books I read in Modern Wold Literature The style is very European and all of the characters are so Of course, it makes sense for them to be, seeing as how it takes place in Italy The characters were difficult for me to really connec [...]
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Joan Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
The theme is star crossed lovers, but Shakespeare would be a bit startled at the casting It s not in fair Verona that we set our scene, but hot Sicily And the households are alike in their lack of dignity.Take Tino Cagnotto, theatre director, who is trying to stage an unusual production of Romeo and Juliet, while battling depression and wooing his younger inamorato, Bobo Add Alfio Turrisi, mafioso, in love with Betty Pirotta, daughter of a rival, said rival being all to happy at the prospect of [...]
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wally Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
began this one last yearleft off it is a good story, but the names made it confusing, as did the sexuality i was never sure what i was reading it has a kind of hilarious feel to it i mark it read, though i didn t finish maybe some other time no stars as not completegot to wonderingif like maybe that was the intentnce that calvino fellow wrote that one story about towns and nobody knows what the hey is going on, or sposed to, or somethingyga.
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Astraplain Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
A frantic, funny book with a huge cast each with their own agenda There are plots and counterplots and a bit of chaos as each of the characters tries to manipulate people and situations to their own advantage Despite a bit of confusion in keeping track of so many characters, I enjoyed this story With so many subplots, there are a few small things unresolved at the end, but nothing that makes the book feel unfinished.
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Justin Hall Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
Though it took a little while for me to get into this book, I ended up finding it pretty enjoyable I did have a little difficulty at the beginning with keeping names straight and remembering who was who, but as the characters were fleshed out that problem disappeared for the most part I thought the pace could have been picked up a little as it seemed to drag along at times Overall this book was a fairly quick and easy read but just not quite as good as I was hoping.
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Ffiamma Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
cappellani esilarante qui ancora di pi che nel precedente chi lou sciortino il mondo dei notabili catanesi, ammazzatine, intrallazzi politici e mafiosi, shakespeare e il dialetto divertentissimo, mirabolante.
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Brian Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
Sicilian Tragedee was clever and fun, and recommended to those to enjoy a strong dose of the absurd The novel, however, should most certainly be categorized as a light read perhaps better for a lazy August week at the cabin than mid winter coffee house fuel.
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Ann Tonks Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
To be honest, I m not sure I understand enough of the political and social context of Sicily to fully appreciate this satire of contemporary life and theatre However, it was an unusual style and story so I kept going with some amusing pay offs in the end.
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Jane Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
I quit about a quarter of the way through I was tired of the flip book introduction of characters that was supposed to be a giddy, gonzo immersion in contemporary Sicilian society but just made me think about how cool the writer wants us to think he is.
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Teresa Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
I enjoyed the circus that was the story line of this book, but frankly couldn t keep the characters separated in my mind clearly enough to really follow who was messing with whom.
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Melissa Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
Won this on first reads.I just could not get into this book I am not sure if it was the format or what but it just did not pull me in.
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Laurie Dunn-Schmidt Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
Outrageous characters a fun read, if sometimes grotesque.
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Jennifer Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
Sicilian mobsters versus a traditionalist acting troop as Romeo and Juliet plays out in the summer sunshine Archly amusing.
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Josette Jan 20, 2021 - 21:47 PM
High drama and hilarity in Sicily Whats not to love
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Sicilian Tragedee By Ottavio Cappellani Balding, forty something Mister Alfio Turrisi, an up and coming mafioso in Catania, has the deep pockets that London s financial world loves He, in turn, loves Betty, the spoiled young daughter of Turi Pirrotta, a rival Catanian mobster Alfio and Betty would seem to be the Romeo and Juliet of this poison pen valentine to Ottavio Cappellani s native Sicily That is, untilBalding, forty something Mister Alfio Turrisi, an up and coming mafioso in Catania, has the deep pockets that London s financial world loves He, in turn, loves Betty, the spoiled young daughter of Turi Pirrotta, a rival Catanian mobster Alfio and Betty would seem to be the Romeo and Juliet of this poison pen valentine to Ottavio Cappellani s native Sicily That is, until we meet another pair of star crossed lovers gay theater director Tino Cagnotto and his bored and sexy young a, Bobo Because the way Tino sees it, the real heat in Shakespeare s tragedy is between Romeo and Mercutio, not Romeo and Juliet Set in a twenty first century Sicily rife with moody aristocrats, vain politicians, inept gangsters, shabby theater actors, and high tech killers, Cappellani s hilarious second novel part Tarantino style operetta, part soap opera is also a surprising tribute to the Bard.

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