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The City of Falling Angels - John Berendt
The City of Falling Angels
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Venice, city of masks, city of mystery. After the success of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, author John Berendt searched for another city, another subject. He chose the island city of Venice; in his words, "uniquely beautiful…isolated geographically and... show more
Venice, city of masks, city of mystery. After the success of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, author John Berendt searched for another city, another subject. He chose the island city of Venice; in his words, "uniquely beautiful…isolated geographically and emotionally…inward-looking….steeped in tradition." When he arrived in 1996, the city was almost smoldering in controversy: Just three days before, La Fenice, its historic opera house, had gone up in flames, and this city of canals was awash in rumors and accusations about the fire's cause. As Berendt immersed himself in Venetian culture, he learned that secrets and quarrels were seldom far beneath the surface. In City of Falling Angels, he reveals Venice as a festering hive of eccentrics, connivers, and provocateurs; a mazelike city where mysteries unfold upon mysteries and where even murder is a matter of opinion.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781440625039 (1440625034)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
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...
Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense rated it
1.0 The City of Falling Angels
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...
Moultrie Creek Books
Moultrie Creek Books rated it
5.0
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...
joshmunn
joshmunn rated it
3.0 The City of Falling Angels
Not really cohesive enough.
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
2.0 The City of Falling Angels
Mr. Berendt happened to be visiting Venice in January of 1996 when a fire destroyed the Fenice Opera House. Being an author, it would make sense that he decided to write about it.Including “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” among my favorite books I had some high expectations for this book. ...
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