Sunday, May 17, 2009

About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

32. About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, by Donna Leon

I've stopped reading Leon for the plots (in this case, it's about garbage hauling, the Mafia, gambling and a society woman known as "la superliftata"). They are generally about corruption in Italian politics and business, and nothing is ever really "solved", because, of course, that corruption prevents a nice, tidy resolution.

However, I enjoy reading about La Serenissima, and Guido's family. We get more of his in-laws, the Conte and Contessa Falier, than usual, and, as always, they are more discerning than Brunetti has given them credit for.

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