The City of Falling Angels
Twelve years ago, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil exploded into a monumental success, residing a record-breaking four years on the New York Times bestseller list (longer than any work of fiction or nonfiction had before) and turning John Berendt into a household name. The City of Falling... show more
Twelve years ago, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil exploded into a monumental success, residing a record-breaking four years on the New York Times bestseller list (longer than any work of fiction or nonfiction had before) and turning John Berendt into a household name. The City of Falling Angels is Berendt's first book since Midnight, and it immediately reminds one what all the fuss was about. Turning to the magic, mystery, and decadence of Venice, Berendt gradually reveals the truth behind a sensational fire that in 1996 destroyed the historic Fenice opera house. Encountering a rich cast of characters, Berendt tells a tale full of atmosphere and surprise as the stories build, one after the other, ultimately coming together to portray a world as finely drawn as a still-life painting.
Publish date: September 26th 2006
Pages no: 414
Edition language: English
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Not all mysteries involve murder. Not all ghosts were once human. Bewitchment can be enchanting. And monsters lurk everywhere. John Berendt conjures up a gallery of intriguing characters for this magical tour of Venice in the aftermath of the 1996 fire that gutted the historic La Fenice Opera H...
Another re-read. If you liked Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, then you will find this story wrapped around the fire in Venice's opera house and its subsequent rebuilding equally as engaging. However, my favorite part of the audio edition was the interview with John Berendt that was includ...
I thought Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was overrated, and there's nothing in this one to change my mind. I've listed it as a mystery, because it ostensibly concerns who might have set the fire that consumed La Fenice (the opera house in Venice), but it's really just an excuse for name-dro...
While the topics have nothing in common, both of Berendt's books have been delights to read. I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil to see if any of my Savannah relatives were mentioned (they weren't) and I read The City of Falling Angels to see if it could keep me as entertained as the firs...
Not really cohesive enough.