Numero zero by Umberto Eco
English | Mystery, Thriller, Italian Literature | EPUB | 3 Mb
A drafting raccogliticcia preparing a newspaper intended, rather than to information, to blackmail, to mud machine, low services to its publisher. An editor paranoid, wandering around a haunted Milan (or hallucinated for a normal Milan), traces the history of fifty years against the backdrop of a plan built around the sulfurous rotten corpse of a pseudo Mussolini. And in the shadows Gladio, the P2, the assassination of Pope Luciani, the coup of Junio Valerio Borghese, the CIA, the terrorists red handled by private business offices, vent ‘years of massacres and false leads, a set of facts inexplicable that seem invented until a BBC does not prove that they are true, or at least they are now confessed by their authors. And then a body that comes in suddenly in the closest and infamous street in Milan. Slender love story between two protagonists losers by nature, a ghost writer failed and disturbing that a girl to help the family has dropped out of college and has specialized in the gossip of affectionate friendships, but still crying on the second movement of the Seventh Beethoven.
A perfect manual for bad journalism that the reader does not know whether gradually invented or merely repeated live. A story that takes place in 1992 in which foreshadow many mysteries and follies of the next two decades, even as the two protagonists think that the nightmare is over. A bitter and grotesque story that takes place in Europe since the end of the war to the present day.