Paolo Giordano’s debut novel – La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi (The Solitude of Prime Numbers) has been a huge hit in Italy and its success will only spread through an English  translation and the movie version. I don’t read as much as I should in Italian, but this is one novel I persevered with and enjoyed . I can’t say the same about the movie which captures the look of the characters but sacrifices the originality and pathos of the novel for clichéd melodrama. Continue reading