Por eso me gusta la serie de Donna Leon, porque sus personajes son reales: tienen un comportamiento natural y comp Vivo en una ciudd pequeña arrasada periódicamente por los turistas. There are fans of the series who enjoy this local flavor, learning about the concerns of the last remaining Venetians. And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent, or guilty. A creative new trick for corrupting the system, perhaps, but what can Brunetti do about it? Her parents put a strong focus on education for their daughter. This will likely be one of his most-loved adventures.
That takes a truly confident writer. Reading a Guido Brunetti book by Dona Leon is like running into an old friend and realizing that the intervening time hasn't lessened your friendship. The closest witnesses are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares: fake handbags of every designer label. Two hyphenated Italians find each other and love. Three men, a young carabiniere captain and two privates from out of town, burst into the doctor's apartment while the family was sleeping, attacked him, and took away his 18-month-old boy. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. Donna Leon Born 1942-09-28 September 28, 1942 age 76 , U.
The consequences were evident: no one would tell the truth, and the Americans would not understand what had happened. They were printed on paper made from old cloth, shredded, pounded, watered down and pounded again and hand-made into large sheets to be printed, then folded and folded again, and bound and stitched by hand: all that effort to record and remember who we are and what we thought, Brunetti mused. A Brunetti puedo imaginármelo como el vecino con el que coincido en el bar tomando un café a media mañana, comentando el periódico local con triste ironía. I have enjoyed Donna Leon's Brunetti and his world in the past, but this one to me was so boring and also unfortunately monotonously read, that it really was not for me and I could barely make it through the story. The benefactress is known to Paola's patrician parents, as is her wastrel stepson. Leon offers a finely drawn tale that encompasses theft, blackmail, emotional violence, and murder, as well as a rich array of characters. And, as is always the case with a Guido Brunetti mystery, there is more going on than meets the eye.
Her latest, By its Cover , will do nothing but burnish that reputation. By Its Cover is the much anticipated twenty-third instalment in Donna Leon's bestselling crime series, where Commissario Brunetti is better than ever as he addresses questions of worth and. This is really not a good thing in a murder mystery novel. And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent, or guilty. Someone is stealing pages from some rare books as well as stealing whole books as well from a prestigious library in Venice. They are great books, and like it's predecessors, By It's Cover does not disappoint.
Leon offers a finely drawn tale that encompasses theft, blackmail, emotional violence, and murder, as well as a rich array of characters. But the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, it becomes clear that he is not who he said he was. As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. Sustituyo el agua de la laguna por el verde la hierba y ya puedo hacerme una idea de lo que es vivir en Venecia, aunque lejos del esplendor pasado de San Marcos. Brunetti knew, but could not prove, what had happened: the porter had waved to a passing taxi so that he, instead of the concierge, would get a percentage of the fare.
Is De Cal the type of man to carry out his threats? There were few references to food, and rather than drooling over her lush descriptions of Paola's cooking, there was little to imagine. This will likely be one of his most-loved adventures. There is a wonderful description of old, handmade books. This of course provides Leon with a perfect metaphor for Italy's current plight. Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to Venice and La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca. When Signorina Elettra volunteers to visit the island, where she has relatives, Brunetti finds himself torn between his duty to solve the murders, concerns for Elettra's safety, and his not entirely straightforward feelings for her.
The ending was way too abrupt. Meanwhile, he is under pressure from his superiors at work to solve a daring robbery with a link to a suspicious accidental death. That is the question Commissario Guido Brunetti faces when he takes a call from the Venetian library. Interview with Donna Leon and links to more Donna Leon interviews. Good mystery with some facts about rare books and their market.
The case is resolved in a perfunctory manner by someone other than Brunetti. As usual, she starts with some small fact of life, and drop by drop builds a sandcastle that can withstand all waves, based on a current social issue or perhaps even a trial. This book is lackluster at best and read to this reader as a tale rushed out in a hurry without much thought. In the chill of the Venetian dawn, a sudden act of vandalism shatters the quiet of the deserted city. The characters are flat, the story less developed, and the ending, well, I won't give it away, but I was left dissatisfied.
Leon is better than this and her readers deserve the best, not this mush. These novels are successful in Germany, and translated into many languages, except Italian. If so, who and why? As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. Maybe I should be grateful for the stupidity - it makes them more vulnerable to the police. For a librarian on school holidays, with a penchant for crime fiction, a soft spot for Donna Leon and a fascination with Italy, what could be better than a Brunetti mystery set in a Venetian library? The staff suspect an American researcher has stolen them, but for Brunetti something doesn't quite add up. Then there are the domestic scenes with his wife, Paola and their two children.