Amidst Progress and Chaos, a “Reverse Genesis”: Niccolo Ammaniti’s “Let the Games Begin” Reviewed

Let the Games Begin by Niccolo Ammaniti; translated by Kylee Doust Black Cat; 320 p. David Grann, one of the great storytellers and detectives of the amazing in life, tweeted after the DOMA decision that on that day, “I feel like I am inside of history.” Without any explanation, I think we all understood his comment. History, of course, continues to occur every second, but it happens out there, in another country, to other people, and we participate as spectators. […]

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