Psychological Tension In Day After Day By Carlo Lucarelli

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The novel Day After Day by Carlo Lucarelli is the followup to his previously successful novel Almost Blue. The story was published in Italy in the year 2000 with the title Un giorno dopo l’altro. Later on, the story was published in Great Britain in 2004 by the Harvill Press. Day After Day and Almost Blue share the same type of psychological tension, gracefully drawn characters and thrilling story that make these novels popular. Day After Day starts off at a somewhat slow pace, but becomes incredibly exciting and action packed as you progress throughout the story. Lucarelli does an incredible job of keeping the reader on their toes and always craving more. Summarizing the plot; the story starts off with a sort of pseudo mystery of its own. A car-bomb explosion occurs with no explanation. A critically injured man crawling from a car, spewing blood from his mouth, is accompanied by a man named Brigadiere Carrone. The injured man manages to inform Brigadiere Carrone that his death was caused by a man named “Pit Bull.” For the moment, this piece of information is not important, but it comes back into play later in the story. The story is told from three different point of views, which the reader comes to realize after delving into the book for a while. The first character introduced is a man named Vittorio. As expressed in the book, Vittorio is a man of deep thought. He puts incredible amounts of time into analyzing very simple aspects of life. For his introduction,
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