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I don't read many books; on the other hand, I devour newspapers,
magazines and whatever describing facts of real life.
I like crime books a lot, especially Nero Wolfe in English,
Montalbano in Italian and Maigret in French.
Anyway, every book that has an interesting idea about a
social/political problem is worth being read.
Generally speaking, I'm not really a movie buff; I don't like to
watch people pretending to be someone else, especially when they
simulate their feelings. Of course this holds true outside cinemas
As a consequence, I prefer movies and fictions that either describe
an event that has actually happened or inquire into social
phenomena. A recent example of the first kind is Lincoln (that I
really liked a lot), one of the latter is any movie by Alberto
Sordi, because he closely depicts the typical Italian attitude
towards life, both in its virtues and faults.
Italian Food. Period. I've lived abroad and it was the only thing
of my country that I really missed.