The Human Condition Trilogy by Massimo Fantini


Massimo Fantini is an Italian author and free thinker focused on exploring the human condition. Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on his Human Condition Trilogy: 

Read on to learn more about Fantini's contributions to the debate on the human condition.

"A piercing critique of contemporary existence, challenging conventional notions of fulfillment and purpose." ~BookBelow

Concerning Decay of The Human Race

Book 1 in the Human Condition Trilogy
4.4 stars, 15 ratings
Paperback: $14.99
Ebook: $0.99 (Free via Kindle Unlimited)

A small village of the Island of the Iguanas experiences the succession of different communities – sometimes forced to live together, sometimes taking over from a former generation. 

Over the years, the community consolidates and grows, together with their prejudices, social injustices, and religious superstitions. The structural transformations of the village have repercussions on the ecosystem of the island which – starting as a protected nature reserve – becomes a hunting place, a tourist destination, and a favorable terrain for smugglers to exploit.

Thus, faced with the opportunity to adopt a new lifestyle – concerning principles of equality, safeguarding personal freedoms, and restoring the ancient harmony between man and nature – there are those who choose to follow the tested path of the government of man over man, which makes discrimination its founding principle, and those who choose to defy it. Social contrasts – delineated by origin, by social background, by acquired privileges – begin to arise within these communities.

Given the possibility to make a clean sweep of the past and rebuild the social fabric from scratch, will those who position themselves as leaders avoid the mistakes made by their predecessors, or will they end up mechanically following the same steps laid out by human history?

Praise for Concerning the Decay of The Human Race
"A compelling and thought-provoking read that will resonate with anyone interested in exploring the complexities of human nature and society." ~Heena Rathore-Pardeshi

"Fantini's allegorical depiction of the small village on the Island of the Iguanas serves as a microcosm of human society's perpetual struggle with change and progress." ~BookBelow

"This bold philosophical work offers a raw, incisive critique of modern society's relentless pursuit of shallow gratification and an avoidance of deeper existential issues." ~Rashmi A, Reviewer

Concerning Intellectual Suicide in The Human Race

Book 2 in the Human Condition Trilogy
4.5 stars, 16 ratings
Paperback: $9.99
Ebook: $2.99 (Free via Kindle Unlimited)

Intellectual suicide corresponds to the more or less conscious decision to switch off the brain and renounce rational thought in favor of attitudes dictated by superstitions, by established habits, by prejudices, by common places. The effects of irrational choices – made with the brain switched off – can be devastating for oneself and for the others. 

Tommaso, the protagonist of this debate, is the victim of his parents’ intellectual suicide, perpetrated through procreation. Procreation – the unilateral act by which a couple throws innocent individuals into the stillicidium of life, without weighing the consequences that the hell of existence will have on them – is the most heinous form of intellectual suicide in the human race, not least because of the scale of its consequences.

The author’s intention is to shine the spotlight on the one reality that unites us all: the human condition.

Praise for Concerning Intellectual Suicide in The Human Race
"A great read for those looking to push the boundaries of their beliefs and perspectives." ~Independent Book Review

"Fantini invites readers to confront the existential questions that accompany life from birth to death, fostering a deeper understanding of the human experience." ~BookBelow

Concerning Fanaticism in The Human Race

Book 3 in the Human Condition Trilogy
4.6 stars, 16 ratings
Paperback: $7.99
Ebook: $4.99 (Free via Kindle Unlimited)

Elijah is a promising young lawyer, in love with his work and confident in the potential of the human race.

His law firm’s senior partner gives him his first important assignment. Elijah will have to follow the case of Leonard, an elderly engineer who lives in Montepastore, a small village in the Bolognese Apennines of Italy.

Leonard's question concerns the supplementary contribution that engineers enrolled in the professional register are required to pay to the Engineers’ Pension Fund. At first, the case seems simple. It was the subject of a previous ruling by the Court of Cassation. But Leonard is not satisfied with an institutional response. He wants to know why. He wants to know what hides behind the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Leonard's demands grow until the subject of the dispute widens to include ethical, religious, and historical concerns.

As in the previous manuscripts, questions about the human condition are at the center of this philosophical debate. In the absence of answers, what is the point of writing about anything else?

Praise for Concerning Fanaticism in The Human Race
"Explores the complex web of human nature, weaving together legal intricacies with profound philosophical questions." ~Abigail L, Librarian

"A wild ride through the maze of human complexity!" ~Sue E, Reviewer

About the Author

Massimo Fantini graduated from a university in Bologna, Italy, with a degree in civil engineering, but his life's obsession is exploring the intimate recesses of the human condition. Through his writing, he encourages readers to find their own perspective on life and to use his books as stepping stones toward their own unique way of thinking. 

Massimo writes from his home in the hills just outside Bologna. In quiet moments, he enjoys classical music, particularly orchestral works and Italian opera. Learn more by visiting and following his Amazon Author Page.

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