It's been awhile since I've posted a new picture of a happy recipient of the Bava book, but today I can share a special one. This radiant young woman is Italian novelist Cristiana Astori
, who has now published two well-received gialli
for the legendary Mondadori publishing company -- the originators of the Italian giallo
. Those first two novels are TUTTI QUEL NERO
("All That Is Dark") and TUTTO QUEL ROSSO
("All That Is Red"), which respectively fuse the literary giallo
model with inspirations taken from the filmographies of Jess Franco and Soledad Miranda, and that of Dario Argento.
Perhaps MARIO BAVA ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK can help to inspire KRI (as she signs her notes to me) to write something along similar lines within the universe of Bava? Stranger things have happened. For the moment, it makes me happy just to see the book in her hands and the glow on her face.