on March 24, 2012 :
"Bianca and Other Contrived Short Stories" is a fine first collection by Marco Bertamini. The illustrations are also beautiful and capture the variety of stories told. I really enjoyed 'Love', which is really witty and made me think! Holiday reminded me of times past and childhood innocence. Old and Young is also another favourite.
There is a wistfulness in some of these stories, a sense of nostalgia for times past. In others a sharp wit that makes you think.
Some stories are suitable for everyone, children and adults, some are written for an older audience. It is a collection with something for everyone. I would recommend this for everyone.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)