When I read the title of Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio I really didn’t think I was going to enjoy this book, then I started reading and knew what was going on. Amara Lakhous wrote this novel in a very conversational tone which I very much enjoyed, considering I always understood what was going on. This style of writing allows for Lakhous to reach a very broad audience. In this murder mystery novel, each chapter was a different character’s perspective that was followed by a wail from Amedeo, the narrator. The use of different perspectives was interesting and creative for a murder mystery and something that I’ve never seen before. Hearing everyone’s version of the ‘truth’ kept me wanted to know what was going to happen, it built even more suspense to find out who was the killer; which added to why I consider this novel to be a great work. The fact that this novel was easy to read, interesting, suspenseful, and used multiple perspectives to tell it are all qualities that, to me, make a great work. Novels that can keep my attention and leave me wanting more must be great works because I can lose interest very quick while reading and then I am never able to get through a book. Overall, I really believe that Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio is a great work and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a light read that gives point of view a whole new meaning.