I love this book.
“Italo Calvino’s book If on a winter’s night a traveler is about a reader trying to read a book called If on a winter’s night a traveler by a writer named Italo Calvino. Stay with us. The book switches off narrative mode every chapter, with odd chapters addressing a “you” with instructions regarding how to read the next chapter “you” are about to read, and even chapters being those chapters out of that book. Except, every time you reach an even chapter, expecting to resume reading the story Calvino keeps interrupting, you’re simply met by the first chapter of a new book. This book is the Groundhog Day of literature, and while each new first chapter is captivating in its own right, “you” can’t brush off the desire to get that non-existent book read once and for all.”