I kill is a thriller written by Giorgio Faletti. The book was translated from Italian in which it was a best seller, published in 27 editions, to English, in which it also. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of I Kill by Giorgio Faletti. Summary: First published in Italy – in Italian – in , I Kill is the debut novel from the singer/songwriter/actor/TV comedian Giorgio Faletti and.

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The sudden, gruesome slaying of an American racing-car driver and his chess Grand Master girlfriend spurs the grieving Ottobre into action and within hours, he and Hulot are drawn into a catch-me-if-you-can quest for a self-proclaimed serial killer, who calls himself No Onewho scrawls the words I Killin blood, at the scenes of his crimes. It is a messy police procedural, too, because they or Raletti have odd ideas falletti police procedure.

Also, should you be inclined to believe everything that you read, he is, apparently — or at least according to Corriere della Serrathe biggest selling newspaper in Italy, the best living Italian writer.

The killer announces his heinous acts in advance with desperate phone calls and ties his crimes together with songs that point to his victims; he then mutilates them giorgi removes their faces.

But since I can’t think of any other living Italian writers, it might be a bit like saying the Pope is the best living ordained Pope. Written with richness and aplomb, this international bestseller presents a major talent to the American market for the first time, providing its audience with a memorably horrific thrill that may ultimately prove unshakable.

First published in Italy inthis winning novel marks Milan-based publisher Baldini Castoldi Dalai’s entry into the U. The overkill of thriller elements and twists quickly becomes ridiculousthough by the time a character reveals that the boy with her is not kil her son, “But he’s also my brother”, well, one can just laugh.

I Kill by Giorgio Faletti

Morelli missed a word here and there, but he understood enough to realize that this subject had steel cables in place of oill. The novel does offer short scenes from the no-name “I am one and no one”, as he likes to saybut only kipl hints as to why he’s doing these terrible things.

I Kill is all paint by the numbers and no talent. He has been declared the best living Italian writer by Corriere della Serathe most popular and highest-selling Italian newspaper.


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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Confronted with the evidence, he was about as emotional as an iceberg. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. Ah yes, a serial killer on the rampage in Monte Carlo. Not good at all. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

I Kill – Giorgio Faletti

For the most part it is a police procedural, with a whole lot of people on the case including the American General, one of whose daughters was one of the first victims and who is out for vengeance. More often than not they go it alone, never telling each other what trail they’re following and not sharing information leading, of course, to death and embarrassment. FBI agent Frank Ottobre is recovering in Monaco from his wife’s death by visiting his friend police commissioner Nicolas Hulot when the first deaths occur, of an American race car driver and the celebrated driver’s chess champion girlfriend.

The fact that the arrest was due solely to Frank’s stroke of genius and that it had been carried out by him alone raised the general level of admiration for him and even created esteem where it hadn’t existed. Retrieved from ” https: Even if it is just out of curiosity — his reviews have been mixed enough that he might just put his understandably large ego to one side and take note of his critics even if it’s only to look for a better translator next time.

Even the most hardened criminal would give in and start blubbering in a situation like that. So we’re left with pillow talk along the lines of: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Discover what to read next. More By and About This Author.

Worse, the identity of the killer is discovered some two-thirds of the way through this very long book, and the concluding cat-and-mouse game is even less believable and the final chase-scenes offensively silly. Unfortunately, much of the writing is far below average pulp-thriller norms, making for an almost page slog.


The killer announces his heinous acts in advance with desperate phone calls and ties his crimes together with songs that point Some reviews have suggested that perhaps European readers are used to sissy criminals which gives some credence to the argument that, like the Americans, we are probably de-sensitised by the de-facto element of the violence presented to us in our visual entertainment choices these days.

Sure, these serial killer thrillers aren’t meant to be plausible, but when the investigators act as they do here — in ways that even couch-potatoes whose forensic expertise is derived solely from watching cop shows on TV wouldn’t act — it gets enormously frustrating. That’s quite an accolade.

This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. A killer starts on a crime spree. Frankly, if you are a fan of the more American styled hunt-’em-down serial killer novel, you will find I Kill a bit diluted.

I Kill: Giorgio Faletti

The book was translated from Italian in which it was a best seller, published in 27 falwtti, [1] to English, in which it also went on to become a best seller, published in 10 editions.

View Full Version of PW. This article about a young adult novel of the s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I Kill – US. Personal tragedies affect almost everyone involved in Faletti’s well-constructed serial killer novel set in glitzy Monte Carlo. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.

No eBook available Amazon. Account Options Sign in. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Enter FBI Agent, Frank Ottobre, who is visiting his compatriot and friend, Police Fletti of the Principality, Nicolas Hulot – a stop-over Ottobre would probably be enjoying were it not for the very recent death of his wife.

With a mounting body count, Ottobre and Hulot are in a life or death race to catch this killer before he can strike again. Je tue – France. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it.