Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"The Good, the Bad and the Son of the Wicked"

Rome - April 18 (Front Page News) From Wednesday, April 16 in all book stores the shocking sequel to Simon and Schuster's masterpiece of the late Sergio Leone westerns (which occurs 25 years after his death): "The Good, the Bad and the Son of the Wicked" by Nelson Martinico, nom de plume of the writer Elio Sicilian - Roman Joseph Ligotti. A legend of the cinema. A novel that tells the story of the three memorable characters of Leone, twenty years later. The first of the three, Tuco, the Ugly, is about to break out of prison where he’s learned that the Blonde, ie the Good, has taken on a new name, and made ​​a fortune as a circus impresario and author of western novels: he gave Buffalo Bill money to put into his Wild West Show and created his myth. But when Tuco gets out of jail, waiting for him is the son of Judgment (the Ugly). It is a kind of vanity, full of religious whims: he wants to find his father's grave (where Tuco, before being arrested, he hid his half of the treasure) and to challenge Blonde to prove who is the fastest gunslinger in the West. But Blonde is no longer in Buffalo Bill's circus. Between trips, shootings, deaths and a revived whirlwind of funny and ironic scenes, this book gives us all the dusty atmosphere of the West, its music and the animated characters, forms of memory that never cease to tell the story of those who he loved ... challenges and duels that have made us dream and reflect on the inexorable passage of time and the nostalgia for the heroic era marked by violence but also from the praise of friendship and spirit of adventure. A tribute to the cinema, the effervescence of picaresque Tuco, mocking the sharp taste of blonde’s jokes. Along the way we meet Cochise, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, James Butler Hickok, Wes Hardin, Harmonica and his wife Jill who later married Blondie.
Editor: BOMPIANI, Italian, 176 pages, ISBN: 45275883
The author - Nelson Martinico lives between Rome and Trapani. After a brilliant short-lived career as a promising young football player – he stopped and stepped away from professionalism as a result of an unfortunate accident – he did everything: bartender, leading man in university circles, stuntman in a dozen spaghetti westerns during the declining period. Finally, he taught Latin and Greek. He wrote verses for many years; saved in the drawer are several songs in Dante's terza rima. He conducts workshops on the itinerant technique of poetry in local markets.

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