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Monday, 26 November 2007

Alibi - Joseph Kanon

This is a gem of a book. Quite old now published in hardback in 2005. It is set in Venice just after the end of WW2. A former US Army war crimes investigator in Germany has come to Venice to forget, but then he falls in love with Claudia, a Jewish survivor of the war, and things do not go as planned.
This book is well, written, atmospheric, a real book noire, Venice in winter, the fog, the water, the cold , you feel it all.
The plot twists and turns with many suprises and the central moral dilemma and outcome, would make it an excellent choice for a reading group.

I have just reserved his book , 'The Good German', which was recently made into a film, we have the DVD in the library, I can't wait to indulge in both!

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Interesting to know.