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Imago mortis ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Imago mortis Author Samuel Marolla – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Milano 2013 Augusto Ghites è un medium con un incredibile potere entra in contatto con gli spiriti dei defunti solo sniffando o fumando le loro ceneri come se si trattasse di una droga ualsiasi uesta Milano Augusto Ghites è un medium con un incredibile potere entra in contatto con gli spiriti dei defunti solo sniffando o fumando le loro ceneri come se si trattasse di una droga ualsiasi uesta terribile dote a metà fra la maledizione e la tossicodipendenza fa di lui un uomo solitario malinconico ostaggio del proprio vizio segreto e circondato solo da gente morta uando un'anziana ex prostituta gli chiede di aiutarla a scoprire l'assassino che nel uccise diverse sue colleghe inizia per Ghites la discesa in un girone infernale di cimiteri ex case chiuse battone ottuagenarie circhi malfamati periferie invase da scorie chimiche e balordi di ogni risma sullo sfondo di una Milano pre Expo schizofrenica spietata preda degli istinti più bassi e del motto segreto che regola la vita dei suoi cittadini homo sine pecunia est Imago mortis l'uomo senza denaro è l'immagine della morte.

  • ebook
  • 101 pages
  • Imago mortis
  • Samuel Marolla
  • Italian
  • 12 May 2016
  • 9788899216023

10 thoughts on “Imago mortis

  1. Tanabrus Tanabrus says:

    L'idea alla base della storia è senza dubbio interessante il farsi di ceneri di morti per vederne i ricordi in parole povere Molto onirico e surreale ricorda uasi certe graphic novel mi viene in mente Morrison per dirne unoPerò lo stile non mi è piaciuto la scrittura la Milano in cui si muove il protagonista Non c'è grande caratterizzazione dei personaggi la storia alla fine rimane aperta e anche il finale stesso non ha molto senso D'effetto sì ma senza senso

  2. Heideblume Heideblume says:

    Milano 1953 vs Milano 2013 è il setting in cui si muove il protagonista Augusto Ghites un investigatore privato che si occupa di risolvere uestioni mondane con strumenti ultramondani; la sua peculiarità infatti consiste nel rivivere i ricordi dei defunti tramite l'inalazione delle loro ceneri In uesto primo volume dovrà far luce sull'omicidio di una prostituta di famiglia agiata che potrebbe essere vittima di un seriale3 stelle è il voto che assegno a libri la cui sinossi mi ha elettrizzata; che nelle prime pagine fanno premesse interessanti; che offrono terreno fertile per svolte interessanti ma che poi non concludono perché forniscono più domande che risposte Libri che glissano su punti che io trovo cruciali Imago Mortis mi ha lasciato dentro un senso di incompiutezza che mi ha impedito di goderne la lettura anche solo per uel giorno o due di durata Un tiepido intrattenimento ecco Do un voto paraculo poichè essendo uesto il primo di una serie non posso sapere se le presunte lacune narrative siano strategiche per collegare un volume all'altro oppure se siano frutto dell' inesperienza view spoilernatura e movente dell'assassino Inumano la fine che fanno i titoli la funzionalità del trasferimento alle Canarie e uindi la presenza martellante di Topaz eventuale collegamento con killer seriale hide spoiler

  3. Alessia Savi Alessia Savi says:

    Imago Mortis di Samuel Marolla racconta la storia di Augusto Ghites detective privato molto speciale Ghites infatti ha il potere di parlare con i morti di viaggiare nella loro dimensione e affrontare il loro passato Come? Sniffando le loro ceneri Attorno al personaggio di Ghites si snoda il caso di un delitto avvenuto nel 1953 nella Milano della prostituzione e della malavita Chiuso in una città decadente e degradata affronta passato e presente attraverso le testimonianze di vivi e morti in un intreccio dal ritmo incalzante che conduce il lettore sino all'ultima pagina con il fiato sospeso Marolla racconta la Milano che si nasconde dietro piazza Duomo la Milano della corruzione dei tossicodipendenti degli invisibili Una città decadente e un corollario di personaggio pulp spesso estremizzati nel loro ruolo in un'escalation di sensazionalismo fine a sé stessoAugusto Ghites è un personaggio interessante che funziona ma che rischia di somigliare troppo ai grandi del fumetto Troppo spesso durante la lettura mi è sfuggito il paragone con John Constantine e le tematiche care ad Alan Moore Polemico spesso troppo focalizzato a fare moralismi sulla società odierna un tratto distintivo della scrittura di Chuck Palahniuk I periodi spesso lunghi e troppo pesanti nelle digressioni e nelle riflessioni del personaggio senza una punteggiatura forte a mettere dei freni somigliano al non sense di Isabella Santacroce Flussi di coscienza troppo difficili da digerire per chi sta seguendo un caso investigativoNel complesso ho trovato la storia avvincente e interessante Augusto Ghites non è riuscito a godere della mia simpatia per la connotazione di bello dannato che gli è stata affibbiata ma si è conuistato il mio affetto per il male di vivere che si ritrova a gestire l'essere incastrato in un'epoca a cui non riesce ad appartenere Una malinconia sottile un desiderio che lo porta più volte a guardarsi allo specchio e non riconoscersi di troncare con una vita che tuttavia è l'unica che è in grado di vivereConsigliato per le suggestioni e le connotazioni di una Milano nascosta a tratti così trash da risultare irrealePer gli amanti del pulp più che dell'horror

  4. David Watson David Watson says:

    Milan Italy can be a romantic place but it also has a dark and sinister side Augusto Ghites has been working the mean streets of Milan as a private investigator and he has seen things that would terrify most people He’s good at what he does he can talk to ghosts and has the power to relive the ghost’s last moments on Earth This is a good skill to have as a P I but it comes with a hefty price tagAugusto is a junkie his addiction is sniffing the ashes of the dead and this is how he can interact with spirits Business isn’t exactly booming for his detective agency but he makes enough money to support his addiction The latest case to come his way is from an old prostitute who wants him to investigate the death of one of her colleagues It looks like it will be an easy case but there are dark forces at work and Augusto may be in over his headImago Mortis by Samuel Marolla is a hard boiled occult mystery novel that has the feel of a 1940’s murder mystery Everything in this book is described beautifully There are some great scenes of Augusto going to a cemetery to get ashes to sniff that are so detailed that you feel like you are there with the character The way his visions are described when he is done sniffing the ashes are horrifying Samuel Marolla has done a great job of creating some dark imagery that will stick with you when you are done readingReading this book was like looking at a work of art but that was also a bit of a problem It felt like everything was overly described and not as much detail was put into the story itself There are pages of descriptions of ghosts the city of Milan and how Augusto feels about the other characters in the book and his addiction but there wasn’t much action to tie it all togetherAll in all though this is a well written book but you get the impression that telling a story wasn’t as important to the author as painting a picture with words I loved how the city of Milan is like a character in the book I got the feeling that if the setting was in a different place it would have changed everything Milan in Imago Mortis can be compared to Maine in a Stephen King book or New Orleans in an Anne Rice book Meaning the setting is a character as much as the people are characters This book has enough going for it that I would recommend it there is some good world building here but it needed a little suspense

  5. Elana Elana says:

    I wish I could say I read this book in Italian but I did not An English translation is available and there should be many both of this writer and of other Italian authors This is a beautifully written combination of noir and urban horror rather like Dashiel Hammett with a bit of Poe and with a wholly original depiction of Milan If you are tired is standard American goreslasherguns fare you'd be as happy as I am to discover European horror in general and this novel in particular

  6. Fabio Crespi Fabio Crespi says:

    Milano Ghites un investigatore privato in precarie condizioni economiche viene ingaggiato per investigare sul delitto di una prostituta avvenuto oltre cinuant'anni prima Nonostante sia sua buona regola non accettare casi che lo vedano poi eventualmente coinvolto con la malavita e un'indagine su un delitto del secolo precedente sembra sicura da uesto punto di vista l'investigatore si trova esattamente nella situazione in cui non vorrebbe trovarsi Raccontato così pare un noir anche abbastanza preciso nei canoni ma Ghites sniffa ceneri dei morti spende un sacco per uesta sua dipendenza ne rievoca le essenze Jim Morrison lo accompagna nella sua indagine e ne rivive i ricordiuesta particolarità è il suo metodo medianico d'indagine e messa così è facile che il noir si trasformi in orrore Notevoli la Milano pre expo città malata di soldi Homo sine pecunia est imago mortis e infetta nello spirito e il trip onirico nella Milano degli anni '50 E infine fragile è la barriera che separa i vivi e i morti Tu puoi andare a visitare il regno dei morti ma ualcosa potrebbe tornare con te

  7. David Watson David Watson says:

    Milan Italy can be a romantic place but it also has a dark and sinister side Augusto Ghites has been working the mean streets of Milan as a private investigator and he has seen things that would terrify most people He’s good at what he does he can talk to ghosts and has the power to relive the ghost’s last moments on Earth This is a good skill to have as a P I but it comes with a hefty price tagAugusto is a junkie his addiction is sniffing the ashes of the dead and this is how he can interact with spirits Business isn’t exactly booming for his detective agency but he makes enough money to support his addiction The latest case to come his way is from an old prostitute who wants him to investigate the death of one of her colleagues It looks like it will be an easy case but there are dark forces at work and Augusto may be in over his headImago Mortis by Samuel Marolla is a hard boiled occult mystery novel that has the feel of a 1940’s murder mystery Everything in this book is described beautifully There are some great scenes of Augusto going to a cemetery to get ashes to sniff that are so detailed that you feel like you are there with the character The way his visions are described when he is done sniffing the ashes are horrifying Samuel Marolla has done a great job of creating some dark imagery that will stick with you when you are done readingReading this book was like looking at a work of art but that was also a bit of a problem It felt like everything was overly described and not as much detail was put into the story itself There are pages of descriptions of ghosts the city of Milan and how Augusto feels about the other characters in the book and his addiction but there wasn’t much action to tie it all togetherAll in all though this is a well written book but you get the impression that telling a story wasn’t as important to the author as painting a picture with words I loved how the city of Milan is like a character in the book I got the feeling that if the setting was in a different place it would have changed everything Milan in Imago Mortis can be compared to Maine in a Stephen King book or New Orleans in an Anne Rice book Meaning the setting is a character as much as the people are characters This book has enough going for it that I would recommend it there is some good world building here but it needed a little suspense

  8. Deanna (A Novel Glimpse) Deanna (A Novel Glimpse) says:

    I have to admit I was a little nervous going into reading Imago Mortis Paranormalhorror stories are not normally my thing I scare easily and tend to gravitate to light and fluffy romances That being said I agreed to read Imago Mortis because I'm always up for trying different genres You never know what you'll like if you don't try it right?The first thing I noticed when I started reading Imago Mortis were the amazing descriptions There were intricately detailed descriptions of everything From the city of Milan to the seedy characters Ghites interacts with everything is beautifully described While it was helpful in getting acuainted with the setting and characters the descriptions did distract from the story a bit At times it was hard to pay attention to what was happening in the story because I was so overwhelmed by the lengthy descriptions of where Ghites was or who he was with As for the story itself it was definitely creepy A private investigator who communicates with ghosts to solve crimes is one thing A private investigator who snorts dead people's ashes to do so is entirely another The things Ghites sees were so disturbing I'm hoping I don't have nightmares from those visionsTo be honest Imago Mortis wasn't a book for me It wasn't that it was poorly written The writing was beautiful It was just too creepy for me I'm sure there are a lot of horror buffs out there who would love it though I received an electronic copy of Imago Mortis from the author in exchange for an honest review

  9. Fabio Ticconi Fabio Ticconi says:

    Note I actually read this book in italian but it's available in english tooTLDR A small book can be read in a few hours better if all at once snorted up like the ashes Ghites is addicted to Absolutely recommended even if you are new to the hard boilednoir genre but don't mind a little creepinessThe first 23 of the book got me completely hooked up with its great pacing the unbelievably vivid depiction of modern Milan and its underground bestiary and with the basic premise of this work which I find very original Although I have to admit I'm not a fan of the genre so take that comment with a grain of saltThe book lost some of that juice in last third where it gives some weak kind of sciency description of what Ghites thinks he's doing and a non supernatural scene which I found too unrealistic and stretched I think the book would have gained from a bit supernatural and a bit less tentative fake science but that's meDespite this I still enjoyed it to the end and couldn't stop reading I'm actually uite sad it's a one off It's a pity Acheron Books doesn't like book series I could see this being a creepy series of detective stories and would surely buy them

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10 thoughts on “Imago mortis

  1. Tanabrus Tanabrus says:

    L'idea alla base della storia è senza dubbio interessante il farsi di ceneri di morti per vederne i ricordi in parole povere Molto onirico e surreale ricorda uasi certe graphic novel mi viene in mente Morrison per dirne unoPerò lo stile non mi è piaciuto la scrittura la Milano in cui si muove il protagonista Non c'è grande caratterizzazione dei personaggi la storia alla fine rimane aperta e anche il finale stesso non ha molto senso D'effetto sì ma senza senso

  2. Heideblume Heideblume says:

    Milano 1953 vs Milano 2013 è il setting in cui si muove il protagonista Augusto Ghites un investigatore privato che si occupa di risolvere uestioni mondane con strumenti ultramondani; la sua peculiarità infatti consiste nel rivivere i ricordi dei defunti tramite l'inalazione delle loro ceneri In uesto primo volume dovrà far luce sull'omicidio di una prostituta di famiglia agiata che potrebbe essere vittima di un seriale3 stelle è il voto che assegno a libri la cui sinossi mi ha elettrizzata; che nelle prime pagine fanno premesse interessanti; che offrono terreno fertile per svolte interessanti ma che poi non concludono perché forniscono più domande che risposte Libri che glissano su punti che io trovo cruciali Imago Mortis mi ha lasciato dentro un senso di incompiutezza che mi ha impedito di goderne la lettura anche solo per uel giorno o due di durata Un tiepido intrattenimento ecco Do un voto paraculo poichè essendo uesto il primo di una serie non posso sapere se le presunte lacune narrative siano strategiche per collegare un volume all'altro oppure se siano frutto dell' inesperienza view spoilernatura e movente dell'assassino Inumano la fine che fanno i titoli la funzionalità del trasferimento alle Canarie e uindi la presenza martellante di Topaz eventuale collegamento con killer seriale hide spoiler

  3. Alessia Savi Alessia Savi says:

    Imago Mortis di Samuel Marolla racconta la storia di Augusto Ghites detective privato molto speciale Ghites infatti ha il potere di parlare con i morti di viaggiare nella loro dimensione e affrontare il loro passato Come? Sniffando le loro ceneri Attorno al personaggio di Ghites si snoda il caso di un delitto avvenuto nel 1953 nella Milano della prostituzione e della malavita Chiuso in una città decadente e degradata affronta passato e presente attraverso le testimonianze di vivi e morti in un intreccio dal ritmo incalzante che conduce il lettore sino all'ultima pagina con il fiato sospeso Marolla racconta la Milano che si nasconde dietro piazza Duomo la Milano della corruzione dei tossicodipendenti degli invisibili Una città decadente e un corollario di personaggio pulp spesso estremizzati nel loro ruolo in un'escalation di sensazionalismo fine a sé stessoAugusto Ghites è un personaggio interessante che funziona ma che rischia di somigliare troppo ai grandi del fumetto Troppo spesso durante la lettura mi è sfuggito il paragone con John Constantine e le tematiche care ad Alan Moore Polemico spesso troppo focalizzato a fare moralismi sulla società odierna un tratto distintivo della scrittura di Chuck Palahniuk I periodi spesso lunghi e troppo pesanti nelle digressioni e nelle riflessioni del personaggio senza una punteggiatura forte a mettere dei freni somigliano al non sense di Isabella Santacroce Flussi di coscienza troppo difficili da digerire per chi sta seguendo un caso investigativoNel complesso ho trovato la storia avvincente e interessante Augusto Ghites non è riuscito a godere della mia simpatia per la connotazione di bello dannato che gli è stata affibbiata ma si è conuistato il mio affetto per il male di vivere che si ritrova a gestire l'essere incastrato in un'epoca a cui non riesce ad appartenere Una malinconia sottile un desiderio che lo porta più volte a guardarsi allo specchio e non riconoscersi di troncare con una vita che tuttavia è l'unica che è in grado di vivereConsigliato per le suggestioni e le connotazioni di una Milano nascosta a tratti così trash da risultare irrealePer gli amanti del pulp più che dell'horror

  4. David Watson David Watson says:

    Milan Italy can be a romantic place but it also has a dark and sinister side Augusto Ghites has been working the mean streets of Milan as a private investigator and he has seen things that would terrify most people He’s good at what he does he can talk to ghosts and has the power to relive the ghost’s last moments on Earth This is a good skill to have as a P I but it comes with a hefty price tagAugusto is a junkie his addiction is sniffing the ashes of the dead and this is how he can interact with spirits Business isn’t exactly booming for his detective agency but he makes enough money to support his addiction The latest case to come his way is from an old prostitute who wants him to investigate the death of one of her colleagues It looks like it will be an easy case but there are dark forces at work and Augusto may be in over his headImago Mortis by Samuel Marolla is a hard boiled occult mystery novel that has the feel of a 1940’s murder mystery Everything in this book is described beautifully There are some great scenes of Augusto going to a cemetery to get ashes to sniff that are so detailed that you feel like you are there with the character The way his visions are described when he is done sniffing the ashes are horrifying Samuel Marolla has done a great job of creating some dark imagery that will stick with you when you are done readingReading this book was like looking at a work of art but that was also a bit of a problem It felt like everything was overly described and not as much detail was put into the story itself There are pages of descriptions of ghosts the city of Milan and how Augusto feels about the other characters in the book and his addiction but there wasn’t much action to tie it all togetherAll in all though this is a well written book but you get the impression that telling a story wasn’t as important to the author as painting a picture with words I loved how the city of Milan is like a character in the book I got the feeling that if the setting was in a different place it would have changed everything Milan in Imago Mortis can be compared to Maine in a Stephen King book or New Orleans in an Anne Rice book Meaning the setting is a character as much as the people are characters This book has enough going for it that I would recommend it there is some good world building here but it needed a little suspense

  5. Elana Elana says:

    I wish I could say I read this book in Italian but I did not An English translation is available and there should be many both of this writer and of other Italian authors This is a beautifully written combination of noir and urban horror rather like Dashiel Hammett with a bit of Poe and with a wholly original depiction of Milan If you are tired is standard American goreslasherguns fare you'd be as happy as I am to discover European horror in general and this novel in particular

  6. Fabio Crespi Fabio Crespi says:

    Milano Ghites un investigatore privato in precarie condizioni economiche viene ingaggiato per investigare sul delitto di una prostituta avvenuto oltre cinuant'anni prima Nonostante sia sua buona regola non accettare casi che lo vedano poi eventualmente coinvolto con la malavita e un'indagine su un delitto del secolo precedente sembra sicura da uesto punto di vista l'investigatore si trova esattamente nella situazione in cui non vorrebbe trovarsi Raccontato così pare un noir anche abbastanza preciso nei canoni ma Ghites sniffa ceneri dei morti spende un sacco per uesta sua dipendenza ne rievoca le essenze Jim Morrison lo accompagna nella sua indagine e ne rivive i ricordiuesta particolarità è il suo metodo medianico d'indagine e messa così è facile che il noir si trasformi in orrore Notevoli la Milano pre expo città malata di soldi Homo sine pecunia est imago mortis e infetta nello spirito e il trip onirico nella Milano degli anni '50 E infine fragile è la barriera che separa i vivi e i morti Tu puoi andare a visitare il regno dei morti ma ualcosa potrebbe tornare con te

  7. David Watson David Watson says:

    Milan Italy can be a romantic place but it also has a dark and sinister side Augusto Ghites has been working the mean streets of Milan as a private investigator and he has seen things that would terrify most people He’s good at what he does he can talk to ghosts and has the power to relive the ghost’s last moments on Earth This is a good skill to have as a P I but it comes with a hefty price tagAugusto is a junkie his addiction is sniffing the ashes of the dead and this is how he can interact with spirits Business isn’t exactly booming for his detective agency but he makes enough money to support his addiction The latest case to come his way is from an old prostitute who wants him to investigate the death of one of her colleagues It looks like it will be an easy case but there are dark forces at work and Augusto may be in over his headImago Mortis by Samuel Marolla is a hard boiled occult mystery novel that has the feel of a 1940’s murder mystery Everything in this book is described beautifully There are some great scenes of Augusto going to a cemetery to get ashes to sniff that are so detailed that you feel like you are there with the character The way his visions are described when he is done sniffing the ashes are horrifying Samuel Marolla has done a great job of creating some dark imagery that will stick with you when you are done readingReading this book was like looking at a work of art but that was also a bit of a problem It felt like everything was overly described and not as much detail was put into the story itself There are pages of descriptions of ghosts the city of Milan and how Augusto feels about the other characters in the book and his addiction but there wasn’t much action to tie it all togetherAll in all though this is a well written book but you get the impression that telling a story wasn’t as important to the author as painting a picture with words I loved how the city of Milan is like a character in the book I got the feeling that if the setting was in a different place it would have changed everything Milan in Imago Mortis can be compared to Maine in a Stephen King book or New Orleans in an Anne Rice book Meaning the setting is a character as much as the people are characters This book has enough going for it that I would recommend it there is some good world building here but it needed a little suspense

  8. Deanna (A Novel Glimpse) Deanna (A Novel Glimpse) says:

    I have to admit I was a little nervous going into reading Imago Mortis Paranormalhorror stories are not normally my thing I scare easily and tend to gravitate to light and fluffy romances That being said I agreed to read Imago Mortis because I'm always up for trying different genres You never know what you'll like if you don't try it right?The first thing I noticed when I started reading Imago Mortis were the amazing descriptions There were intricately detailed descriptions of everything From the city of Milan to the seedy characters Ghites interacts with everything is beautifully described While it was helpful in getting acuainted with the setting and characters the descriptions did distract from the story a bit At times it was hard to pay attention to what was happening in the story because I was so overwhelmed by the lengthy descriptions of where Ghites was or who he was with As for the story itself it was definitely creepy A private investigator who communicates with ghosts to solve crimes is one thing A private investigator who snorts dead people's ashes to do so is entirely another The things Ghites sees were so disturbing I'm hoping I don't have nightmares from those visionsTo be honest Imago Mortis wasn't a book for me It wasn't that it was poorly written The writing was beautiful It was just too creepy for me I'm sure there are a lot of horror buffs out there who would love it though I received an electronic copy of Imago Mortis from the author in exchange for an honest review

  9. Fabio Ticconi Fabio Ticconi says:

    Note I actually read this book in italian but it's available in english tooTLDR A small book can be read in a few hours better if all at once snorted up like the ashes Ghites is addicted to Absolutely recommended even if you are new to the hard boilednoir genre but don't mind a little creepinessThe first 23 of the book got me completely hooked up with its great pacing the unbelievably vivid depiction of modern Milan and its underground bestiary and with the basic premise of this work which I find very original Although I have to admit I'm not a fan of the genre so take that comment with a grain of saltThe book lost some of that juice in last third where it gives some weak kind of sciency description of what Ghites thinks he's doing and a non supernatural scene which I found too unrealistic and stretched I think the book would have gained from a bit supernatural and a bit less tentative fake science but that's meDespite this I still enjoyed it to the end and couldn't stop reading I'm actually uite sad it's a one off It's a pity Acheron Books doesn't like book series I could see this being a creepy series of detective stories and would surely buy them

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