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The Patience of the Spider I still have several Montalbano books to read that I missed over the years, and this was one This was very amusing for me as I have always enjoyed this writer s comedic arts and know there will be times I laugh loudly Montalbano is recovering from a gunshot received in the last episode, so Livia is staying with him to help him toward wellness A kidnapping is announced and his commissioner assigns someone from another locale to head up the messy investigation This allows Montalbano to stay in I still have several Montalbano books to read that I missed over the years, and this was one This was very amusing for me as I have always enjoyed this writer s comedic arts and know there will be times I laugh loudly Montalbano is recovering from a gunshot received in the last episode, so Livia is staying with him to help him toward wellness A kidnapping is announced and his commissioner assigns someone from another locale to head up the messy investigation This allows Montalbano to stay in the shadows gathering information as he stealthily moves along eventually seeing the pattern of deceit while watching a spider weave its web.He remains incognito as he delivers the truth so that nothing is done from a legal standpoint and no one will ever knowunless he eventually tells Livia what really happened Very much enjoyed this next instalment in the Montalbano series pleasantly diverting at a time when I needed it Like all the Montalbano novels, The Patience of the Spider is also filled with lively dialogue, sharply observed descriptions, vibrant characterization and dramatic shifts in tone The relationship with Livia is skilfully handled, but this time I couldn t stand Livia s presence and discourse It looked like she only functioned as a counterpoint to Montabano s viewpoints And the nagging, for pit s sake This book also has a less complex plot than earlier books but is still an excellent rea Like all the Montalbano novels, The Patience of the Spider is also filled with lively dialogue, sharply observed descriptions, vibrant characterization and dramatic shifts in tone The relationship with Livia is skilfully handled, but this time I couldn t stand Livia s presence and discourse It looked like she only functioned as a counterpoint to Montabano s viewpoints And the nagging, for pit s sake This book also has a less complex plot than earlier books but is still an excellent read for the pleasure of the character development and the insight into Sicilian life I still have to read the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th installments in the english or german translations.It amounts to a great deal for Camilleri s writing that I worked out who had done, what and why quite early on in the story, but it didn t matter in the slightest I still enjoyed immensely the path to get there The writing, even in translation, it s still better than most of the crap out thereCatarella is also at his best It s difficult to imagine, as you read, that this book could have been written in anything other than English Catarella s rather eccentric use of language and the quality of the translation is perhaps best demonstrated by saying that the English could be corny and rather annoying, but isn t And it s also gigglingly funny I know this series is a crime procedural, but that doesn t stop me always want to a laugh out loud and b want to eat really good Italian food, when reading them. When a local girl goes missing, the whole community takes an interest in the case But why are the kidnappers so sure that the girl s impoverished father and dying mother will be able to find a fortune The ever inquisitive Montalbano steps in A young woman is kidnapped and Montalbano, recovering from a heart attack, is called back in to help solve the case alongside a kidnapping expert This wasn t my favorite in the series I picked up on the solution pretty early There also wasn t a second mystery in this one which meanttime was spent on the main plot, and, I think, let to the preponderance of clues that gave it away for me Some lovely moments with Livia. Grover Gardner is in typical form i.e wonderful in this entry in the Inspector Montalbano series His voice for Catarella is worth noting he manages to convey the crazy accent but still be understood, quite a feat Not the best from Andrea Camilleri, who happens to be one of my favorite author But then again even the not the best from Camilleri is quite good enough. The first of the Montalbano books where his Genoa based girlfriend, Livia, is at this home for most of the book, supporting his recuperation from being shot at the end of the previous book He is called back to duty to support the team after a kidnapping and applies his usual peculiar insight to the mystery which emerges. Another sumptuous mystery from Italy.


About the Author: Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri born september 6, 1925 in Porto Empedocle was an Italian writer He is considered one of the greatest Italian writers of both 20th and 21st centuries.Originally from Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Camilleri began studies at the Faculty of Literature in 1944, without concluding them, meanwhile publishing poems and short stories Around this time he joined the Italian Communist Party.From 1948 to 1950 Camilleri studied stage and film direction at the Silvio D Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts, and began to take on work as a director and screenwriter, directing especially plays by Pirandello and Beckett As a matter of fact, his parents knew Pirandello and were even distant friends, as he tells in his essay on Pirandello Biography of the changed son His most famous works, the Montalbano series show many pirandellian elements for example, the wild olive tree that helps Montalbano think, is on stage in his late work The giants of the mountain With RAI, Camilleri worked on several TV productions, such as Inspector Maigret with Gino Cervi In 1977 he returned to the Academy of Dramatic Arts, holding the chair of Movie Direction, and occupying it for 20 years.In 1978 Camilleri wrote his first novel Il Corso Delle Cose The Way Things Go This was followed by Un Filo di Fumo A Thread of Smoke in 1980 Neither of these works enjoyed any significant amount of popularity.In 1992, after a long pause of 12 years, Camilleri oncetook up novel writing A new book, La Stagione della Caccia The Hunting Season turned out to be a best seller.In 1994 Camilleri published the first in a long series of novels La forma dell Acqua The Shape of Water featured the character of Inspector Montalbano, a fractious Sicilian detective in the police force of Vig ta, an imaginary Sicilian town The series is written in Italian but with a substantial sprinkling of Sicilian phrases and grammar The name Montalbano is an homage to the Spanish writer Manuel V zquez Montalb n the similarities between Montalban s Pepe Carvalho and Camilleri s fictional detective are remarkable Both writers make great play of their protagonists gastronomic preferences.This feature provides an interesting quirk which has become something of a fad among his readership even in mainland Italy The TV adaptation of Montalbano s adventures, starring the perfectly cast Luca Zingaretti, further increased Camilleri s popularity to such a point that in 2003 Camilleri s home town, Porto Empedocle on which Vig ta is modelled took the extraordinary step of changing its official denomination to that of Porto Empedocle Vig ta, no doubt with an eye to capitalising on the tourism possibilities thrown up by the author s work.In 1998 Camilleri won the Nino Martoglio International Book Award.Camilleri lived in Rome where he worked as a TV and theatre director About 10 million copies of his novels have been sold to date, and are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and North America.In addition to the degree of popularity brought him by the novels, in recent months Andrea Camilleri has become evenof a media icon thanks to the parodies aired on an RAI radio show, where popular comedian, TV host and impression artist Fiorello presents him as a raspy voiced, caustic character, madly in love with cigarettes and smoking Camilleri is well known for his love of tobacco.He received an honorary degree from University of Pisa in 2005.


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