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.