An Italian Obsession by Kfir Luzzatto #bookreview

AnItalianObsessionBannerAIO New CoverIn the lax atmosphere of middle-class post-war Italy, sex and drugs are easy to come by. Roberto tries to find his own balance, but a crush he had for Alessandra in elementary school is reignited and the course of his life is changed forever.

>>>Love, Sex And Betrayal
It’s the 1970’s, a time of political upheaval driven by disillusioned young people. Roberto is caught up in the times. He makes a new start, but his past catches up with him. Finding himself accused of a crime, he must defend himself even when he isn’t sure he committed it.

A new adult novel that will grab you and won’t let you go.

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My review:

So far I haven’t read a story from Kfir Luzzatto I haven’t liked. Each story has a different voice and this one was no different.

In a very political post-war 1970’s Italy, Roberto is trying to find his sense of self and voice. He is growing up way to quick in a drugs and sex fueled society. Way too quick. You basically feel for this poor boy, his parents aren’t great role models,  and become enamored with him quickly. The book definitely takes you through the many facets of Roberto’s life….his accomplishments, his heart break and some really dumbass decisions. After finally finding love, one of his not so bright decisions puts him on the receiving end of his parents wrath and he is shipped off to boarding school. Tragedy strikes but he recovers and goes on with his life. After Roberto seems to get his life on track it all goes off the rails again!

I really liked the darkness to this book, you feel like you are on this journey and I did find myself cringing a few times at roberto’s life. It sure is action packed with good and bad. I liked how well the political aspect was woven into the book with out being too in-your-face or cheesy. Another great book from Kfir. Can’t wait to read the next.


Meet the Author:

Kfir was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier and WWII veteran, a voracious reader and a prolific writer.

With a PhD in chemical engineering and a long family history that he needs to live up to, Kfir work as a patent attorney and heads the patent law firm that was established by his great-grandfather in Milan, Italy, in 1869. Kfir lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis.

Writing has always been Kfir’s passion and for almost four years he wrote a weekly “Patents” column in Globes (Israel’s financial newspaper), which also yielded his only (if he can help it) non-fiction book, THE WORLD OF PATENTS, (a not-so-boring tale of what patents are about, in Hebrew), which was published in 2002 by Globes Press.

Kfir loves writing short stories but has too many novels waiting to be written (and possibly not enough years ahead of him to write them all), so now he mostly writes full-length fiction. His other passion is working with other authors on stories he loves and that’s how he wound up serving on the editorial board of The Harrow Press as Anthology Editor.

You can read about Kfir’s books here. He loves them all, but never had greater fun than when working on “HAVE BOOK WILL TRAVEL”, a YA fantasy that he wrote together with his son, Yonatan.

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