Through a Glass, Darkly (Commissario Brunetti, #15)
Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello take a break from the Questura to come to the rescue of Vianello's friend Marco Ribetti, who has been arrested while protesting against chemical pollution of the Venetian lagoon. But it is not Marco who has uncovered the guilty secret of the polluting... show more
Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello take a break from the Questura to come to the rescue of Vianello's friend Marco Ribetti, who has been arrested while protesting against chemical pollution of the Venetian lagoon. But it is not Marco who has uncovered the guilty secret of the polluting glass foundries of the island of Murano.
Publish date: February 26th 2009
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
, Italian Literature
Series: Commissario Brunetti 6 (#15)
I love Brunetti's Mysteries, but this one was quite boring, I never found myself caring what was going on. It wasn't a bad book, it was just a bit flat. Of course, I will continue with the series. One so-so book doesn't blemish the rest of it :)
This was really weak fayre and not recommended at all.
Donna Leon writes lushly about a Venice in regal decay, with the urbane and likable Commissario Guido Brunetti as her main character, yet it was not until 158 pages in (halfway through the novel) that the crime the good detective was supposed to investigate even occurred. This, I think, encapsulates...
What a bore. As usual with these sorts of writers when they no longer have a plot in them they turn to political-social issues. In this case the relationship between pollution, glass-making and politics in Venice.It isn't that I totally don't want to read about these things, but if I do, I will not ...
It's spring in Venice and we get to follow Brunetti to the island of Murano to investigate death threats. Environmental issues, the art of politics and a lead character that is just interesting and wonderful. You follow Brunetti thru Venice, have a late lunch with him at a trattoria, watch him play ...
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