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One Con Glory eOff after the fourth book I ll see Donna Leon s books uite simply inhabit Venice Those of us who know it only superficially find itasy to recognise and by the Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows end feel we understand the city and its customs and hidden corners a little better If we have never dropped in at that little bar for a coffee and a brioche we can be sure we will spot it next time and not pass by The crime of course is intriguingnough to keep the reader turning pages but the pleasure is the setting in which it is wrapped the place and the people Above all the people Commissario Brunetti has few rivals in detective fiction for the way in which his character merges through myriad small details The reader
sees him at work and at home with strengths and weaknesses in him at work and at home with strengths and weaknesses in but they are indivisible halves of the same man If one were the victim of a crime one would be fortunate indeed to have Brunetti on the case The Commissario alone would guaran I read the first one of these because Ursula Le Guin recommended them in Words Are My Matter and I mildly liked it and therefore I kept this one around for a long time without starting it Mistake This is utterly brilliant It s a book about Venice and integrity Read it now You Don T Need To t "need to the first one first this would work perfectly well as a standalone The second of "to the first one first this would work perfectly well as a standalone The second of long running Brunetti series and here we see Leon introducing a politicised lement to her Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, emotive story telling issues of the American army in Europe of toxic waste and high level cover ups merge with domestic scenes in Venice Especially potent are the portraits of a Sicilian mother and her petty criminal son and the ambiguous activities of Brunetti s own father in lawOffsetting the darkerlements are scenes of comedy in Brunetti s ongoing feud with Patta his boss and the wonderful warmth of his family life Nuanced and atmospheric this is crime writing lit up with wit intelligence subtlety and humanity Book 2 and I am loving this series set in Venice Very good plot and characters you uickly get to know and A Fairly Honourable Defeat enjoy Here we have a murder of a US Armed Forces soldier in Venice and who is stationed in Vincenza which is over an hour away Brunetti is called upon to investigate this crime and along the way another person dies on the base in Vicenza We also have some other crimes involving the mugging of an important businessman from Milan who was staying at his Venice apartment and we have the theft of valuable paintings Really well done having visited Venice and Italy on numerous occasions the description of the city the politics grafttc are spot on And the nding leaves you as Brunetti feeling that justice has been served Only 27 books to go in this series When a death in Venice is no longer the subject of a literary work but of a murder investigation Commissario Brunetti s problems begin to mount The unidentified corpse fished from the canal is not Italian Bad The deceased turns out to have been an American Worse The American was a member of the US Military Could things possi Reading this 2 in the series when I have already read 20 other Guido Brunetti it was hard to star it I was perplexed between 3 and 4 stars It s 35 stars to be fairThe problem is this for me Brunetti 2 holds background information and conversations between characters I ve already learned to know in far greater nuance Informative as that was it often was too formal in an xposure style to the well known Brunetti kin and relatives those Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue especially And often lacked the sublime dichotomy of wit in his answers to authority Patta and his cronies that becomes superlative of degree later on in the seriesBut I have to add Donna Leon has accomplished personality progression and relationship depth as she has built upon and built upon over all these novels Because here Guido is not as maturely kind nor does he hold the depths to FULL knowledge of the unfair as he seems to hol. 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I continue to be an Gone (Gone, enormous fan of the Commisario Brunetti series For those of you who may have missed myarlier reviews Donna Leon teaches English for the University of Maryland Extension near Venice and has lived in Italy for many years She portrays the flavor of Italian life vividly and it s clear that while she must love living there petty and not so petty corruption is rampant She makes delightfully wicked little comments For xample the Carabineri major interviewed by Brunetti on an American army post not base that s for the Air Force waxes on about the characteristics of Americans They tend to be arrogant of course but Americans are really too insecure to be truly arrogant the Germans ClassicBrunetti is walking home through battalions of ravaging tourists who their attacks on the area around San Marcos Each year it grew harder to have patience with them to put up with their stop and go walking with their insistence on walking three abreast through ven the narrowest calles There were times when he wanted to scream at them All Seated on the Ground even push them aside but he contented himself by taking out all of his aggressions through the singlexpedient of refusing to stop or in any way alter his course in order to allow them a photo opportunity Because of this he was sure that his body back and lbow appeared in hundreds of photos and videos He sometimes contemplated the disappointed Germans looking at their summer videos during the violence of the North Sea storm as they watched a purposeful dark suited Italian walk in front of Tante Gerda or an Onkel Franz blurring if only for a moment the lederhosen clad tourists with what was probably the only real Italian they would see during their stayAn American soldier Sgt Michael Foster an American public health inspector at the American military hospital in Vicenza has been found floating in one of the Venetian canals In an act of true heroism two policemen jump in the water the water being so dirty hence the heroism and drag him out Brunetti s superior would like nothing better than to have the case buried because the idea of an American being killed in Venice would ruin the tourist trade Brunetti purposefully manipulates his boss into thinking the murder might have been committed lsewhere must think of tourism of course so he can be authorized to travel to the man s post and investigate An army captain Dr Peters a woman doctor who had come to Venice to identify the body in the morgue had vomited from what Brunetti thought was from fear when she saw how the man had been killed by a knife plunging directly through the ribs into the heart He suspects something is rather odd about this case specially when he finds some cocaine that
not well hidden in the soldier s apartment apparently after it had been thoroughly searched by the military authorities The case becomes complicated as both he and the Carabinieri major are politely warned off the case after they discover a connection between the dead soldier a sick boy contracts for the disposal of toxic waste Brunetti s father in law and the ostensible suicide by heroin overdose of Dr Peters not to mention the theft of some famous paintings from a prominent businessmanAs with many of her other books you are left at the nd deeply saddened by the corruption the illicit use of power and its Against All Odds effect on Brunetti who despite all struggles on trying to stay an honest cop He is a wonderful character I really like the protagonist in this series and Injoy the Venetian setting but this book was disappointing in that there was no resolution It just nded and I was beginning to lose interest by that time anyway Although I m not American I didn t particularly care for the subtle anti American sentiments in this story The first book was far njoyable I do plan on reading a few in this series since I have heard that they apparently take. Donna Leon é considerada uma das grandes senhoras do policial contemporâneo The DOS e dela a Editorial Presença já publicou «Morte no La Fenice» Tendo como personagem principal o detective Guido Brunettiste segundo romance da autora decorre à semelhança do primeiro na fascina. ,WAS NOT WELL HIDDEN IN THE
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#THE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW HIGH THE #knowledge of how high the of corruption and ineuality to result actually are in his Italian sphere Here his chore within investigating Foster s murder when he ncounters Dr Peters You see the budding skills of Guido s inuiry but NOT with abrupt cold uestioning and accusation to inference Instead you see the beginnings of how he investigates Too By What He by what he t accuse And over by what his yes tell him is soThis mystery had a diffuse and non completed to usual police case for duo murder Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism ending IMHO There really was not justice in any civilized or lawful dictation method So it does truly set the stage for so much of the reality of case closed in the future Venetian fall outs to crime This one also gets preachy condescending and at times side issue non cohesive But that s this genre andspecially this locale reality And of course Paola is no small factor there Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils either The Count is portrayed within his real power to influence here too considerable but not in any way over riding to the whole piece of his society He definitely is fearing certain names in association as well But his fear s reaction is also completely different IMHO He associates and keeps thenemies close Very Machiavellian My favorites of the series are much later but returning to these was still an Payment Due excellentxercise Donna Leon can slowly open a can of worms and let you think you are Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, eating delicious clams So lastly the food Some good meals herespecially the zucca risotto but all that dissing the American forms of food and lodging choices offset my Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, enjoyment of it This one was much sadder than most of the Brunetti Sadderven within the home family itself It seems he didn t The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, even want to walk the 4 sets of stairs to the flat at times And I DID note a real crunch of fleeting reserve in the parental Guido is NOT as amazed and joyful at the maturing of the kids as Paola seems to be So Raffi has a girlfriend And his little girl is 13 Guido seems to feel the fleeting passage of the small years in a very melancholy miasma I recognize itOH I ALMOST FORGOT I liked the casinoxperience and the comparisons to Las Vegas and gambling styles That was a 45 star And was incredibly glad that Guido s 28 came up and he can buy the computer and that new Raffi suit And maybe Turbulence even go to the mountains in January to ski Death in a Strange Country is a fairly weak mystery that is tied up in a totally unsatisfactory way However I love the daily life of Commissario Brunetti I would read a week in the life of Brunetti if all he did was walk around Venice andat While I couldn t care less about the mystery in this book though view spoilerugh that Tropical Bioproductivity entire cocaine side plot what was THAT and I can and cannot believe itnds without the Americans murders getting tied up well hide spoiler 35 starsDeath in a Strange Country is the second book in Donna Leon s Guido Brunetti the body of Sgt Michael Foster a public health inspector the American base in Vicenza is pulled up from a canal in Venice it looks like a mugging gone wrong But Brunetti is convinced that there s something than just an American being a victim of a robberyWhen he travels to the American base in Vicenza to obtain information about Forster he s suddenly told by his inept and blustering boss Vice uetore Patta that the case has been closed as a mugging gone wrong As bodies turn up dead Brunetti is determined to get to the bottom of what looks like a huge conspiracy linking the Mafia and the US and Italian governments in a cover up of illegal toxic waste dumping He s unable to come to terms with the fact that the government could be involved in something so dangerous When Brunetti is pulled off the case the resolute he becomes in solving the mystery Even if. Ano Ao tentar desmascarar uma cabala ue Elizabeth Ann Seton envolve a transacção de lixos tóxicos o irresistível Brunetti acaba por colocar a sua própria vidam risco Em síntese mais um livro na linha desta xtraordinária renovação do policial ue o situa nos cânones da grande literatura. .