The hypnotist

2003, 2005, 2017

A novel shrouded in the fog of Venice, full of horror and mystery, in the spirit of Masonic literature and 18th-century symbolic treatises.

“It’s been so many years, but I’m still scared. As I entered the Ponte Accademia today, my heart squeezed so tight that I almost passed out. It was dusk and lights were on everywhere. Only not in the palazzo. It loomed over the Grand Canal like an enormous skull with dead eye sockets; all the shutters were closed. I watched for a long time, longer than usual, although my fear made me shiver. After all, I broke the seal and tried to describe what I was not allowed to… ”- this is how the tale of an astrophysics Professor captured by the power of the pupils of a mysterious Hypnotist begins.

The Hypnotist (excerpt)