Il Colombre by Dino Buzzati

The book is a collection of short stories that blend the ordinary with the extraordinary, creating a world where the fantastical becomes possible. The titular story revolves around a young boy who is pursued by a mythical sea creature, the Colombre, which is believed to bring doom. However, as the boy grows into a man, he learns that the creature's intentions may not be as malevolent as they seem, and the pursuit may actually be a call to embrace his destiny. The narrative is a poignant exploration of fear, destiny, and the unknown, showcasing the author's skill in weaving magical realism with human emotion.

The 5234th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 78

Since this book was first published in 1966, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 78.0.

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