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"O kokkinos thimos" (The Red Wrath)
Patakis, 2004 - 7th edition 2018. 280 pp.
Distinction: Greek Society of Christian Letters Award; Shortlisted for the State Prize for children's literature
ISBN: 960-16-1200-9

Apellis is preparing to take entry exams for the University, as his parents believe that this is the only way for him to secure his future. His dream, however, is to devote himslef to the art of painting. Suddenly, a famous personality from the world of the Fine Arts enters his life, with tempting proposals for studies abroad. His great expectations may thus be fulfilled, but the reaction of his parents and some strange signs upset him.

"One of the most important figures in contemporary literature for kids and teenagers, Loty Petrovits uses her talent, her everyday contact with children's books as well as the consistent way in which she always deals with the theme in each of her books as her major tools (...) A novel that, being based on the principles of contemporary societies, once more confirms the authoress' talent while it also enriches the fictional world she has created herself."
Kostia Kontoleon
ADESMEFTOS TYPOS newspaper (K. Mitsis), 29 August 2004

"...A novel that although it addresses to young people, it can nicely be read by adults, too. Its plot is charming ... Loty Petrovits's mature writing style and her imagination transform an everyday picture of life into a rich, wellwritten and interesting book."
Yolanda Pateraki
PIRAIKA GRAMMATA, no. 41, October - December 2004

"...A book with an excellent structure that the reader cannot stop reading as its narration is full of surprises that ask for their resolution. Their characters are rendered with sharp strokes of brushes while catharsis comes to redeem them. Throughout the narration of the plot, the authoress parallels the hero of her book to the hero of Great Expectations."
Angeliki Varella
DIADROMES magazine, no. 16, Winter 2004-5

"...This novel is characterized by literary writing, mature reasoning, an interesting theme, excellent techniques and, most of all, a rich ideological world. It addresses to all readers."
V.D. Anagnostopoulos
Professor in the University of Thessaly
From the book Penelope’s Weaving – diachronic readings for Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou’s works and personality. Word and Culture Laboratory, University of Thessaly: Volos 2008

"...This novel reminds us of a painting. As a painter traces a combination of colours, shapes and figures on his work of art, in the same way, Loty Petrovits narrates her heroes' lives as they evolve autonomously and, at the same time, in relationship the to the other...'We come close' to the heroes she creates not only because we have met them before but also because they are full of emotions, continuously tested against their weaknesses, without stopping to doubt and fight. In other words, they develop individually while moving towards self-awareness. Reading Loty Petrovits's text, Picasso's words come to our minds. It is the same words the authoress herself also quotes on page 197 of her book: 'Whenever I draw a line, I always want to feel that blood flows in it'. Every time she writes, we really feel that blood flows in her, too. Blood that is warm out of love for life and people with whom she shares every book she writes."
Maria Tzaferopulou
Lecturer in the University of Crete
From the book Penelope’s Weaving – diachronic readings for Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou’s works and personality. Word and Culture Laboratory, University of Thessaly: Volos 2008

"...The novel refers to issues such as the studies of a young man, Apellis, whom we have already “met” in another novel by the same authoress (Canary and mint), as well as the dilemma he has to deal with because of his strong will to study painting and his parents’ will to study in a technical University. (…) Other issues touched by the authoress, throughout the same book, are those of drugs, the essence of art as well as some of the psychological problems that children and teenagers deal with when they have to cope with the issue of pregnancy at a very young age. The authoress uses, in a masterly way, elements from the plot of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens."
Giannis S. Papadatos
Lecturer in the University of Crete
O KOSMOS tis UNICEF (THE WORLD of UNICEF) magazine, issue 58, Autumn 2004, p. 59

"...A mature novel of high inspiration that follows the tradition of the perfect and complete literature word… Although the element of intertextuality is part of the narration of this book, the reason why the reader enjoys the unfolding of its events is exactly because there is a high level of writing and the characters of the story as well as the atmosphere of it are ruled by the principles of Art! Beyond all these, the plot of the novel per se is particularly interesting because of its complete characters, the turnovers that take place as well as the contemporary juvenile problems that the authoress handles in a discreet and respectful way."
A. Delonis
Issue 9, May-June 2005

"...The authoress approaches the field of painting in a completely knowledgeable and convincing way pointing out a number of sensitivities and weaknesses, as well as the potentials of the novel characters. Once more, Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou’s abilities impress the reader because of the manner she links the one event to the other, the way she renders the psychological dimension of them as well as the style she expresses authentic emotions, like those of joy, happiness, sadness, despair, loneliness, etc"
Giannis Adrikopoulos
EREVNA newspaper, Aegion, 21.9.2005

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