“I dont know why many people are not reading this biook.Istrongly recconmand it.”see full review » see other reviews »
“This book has been reprinted and released under the title "Contempt". It is a careful and detailed examination of a marriage that is falling apart. Riccardo Molteni, who is a writer, decides to take a job writing a screenplay so that he can earn more money and provide his wife with a flat of their own rather than renting a furnished place. Not long after this decision, Emilia begins pulling away and finally states that she no longer loves him. It seems like the harder he tries to win her back, the more her emotions harden. The whole narration is from the husband's perspective and we follow him on his tortuous mental examination of what he's done or isn't doing to cause all of this. I ended up liking the book more than I thought I would but I just kept wanting to shake both of them and say, "Talk it out!!"”Beverly R. wrote this review Sunday, November 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jane H said: 3 stars
Man makes his suspicions a reality by supposing his wife is having an affair. Ends in tragedy.
Aga M. said: 3 stars
When a screenwriter struggles to make “Odyssey” into a movie, his own life starts to remind the ancient story. And he realizes that his own Penelope is not as faithful as a good wife should be. There is no happy ending for him.
I like Moravia and his skills to write about the most complicated human emotions in a simple way. The characters from his books are always vivid and so “human” with their thoughts and feelings shown like abstract pictures – intriguing but not always easy to decipher.”
“Man makes his suspicions a reality by supposing his wife is having an affair. Ends in tragedy”Jane H wrote this review Monday, October 12, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No