The City of Falling Angels

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A beguiling portrait of the city of Venice from the bestselling author of the classic true crime Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. 'Glittering, entertaining' Sunday Times Beneath the exquisite facade of the world's most beautiful historic city, scandal, corruption and venality are rampant. Venice and its eccentric locals come to life in the words of exquisite storyteller, John Berendt. Ezra Pound and his mistress, Olga; poet Mario Stefani; the Rat Man of Treviso; or Mario Moro - self-styled carabiniere, fireman, ...

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skyprincess

Sep 11, 2008

Perfect Book For When You Are Missing Venice

My only complaint about John Berendt is that he is not writing books fast enough. This is a wonderful book that takes you on a grand adventure in the city of the Grand Canal. Living in Venice, John gains access to the citizens of Venice, their stories and their palaces. While there, he tries to solve the mystery of who would deliberately set the famed Opera House on fire, destroying its multi-million dollar restoration progress. His sleuthing does not always seem to go anywhere but the journey is marvelous. This is the book to read when you come home from Venice and wish you were still there. Berendt makes you feel like you are in Venice again in the most wonderful way--as a insider and not a tourist.

deederbrennan

Apr 26, 2007

He Does it Again

John Berendt has done for Venice what he did for Savannah - brought it life. The places, the people, the happenings weave an intriguing story.

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