A truly great book is like an old friend who comes from far away to visit. A great book and an old friend come and change my daily-routine. They fill my house with news, conversations, old stories and emotions. When the friend leaves or when I finish a great book, I have the same feeling. I feel nostalgic as if my house was empty and lifeless. The book “A fortune-teller told me”, by the Italian journalist and writer Tiziano Terzani (1938- 2004) is truly a great book.