Saturday, 18 August 2012

Donna Leon - Beastly Things

I had been bemoaning that Donna's books had been getting thinner and I am a big fan. Then along comes this absolute corker.
It is fantastic, we continue to have the story arc of Brunetti's family, and recipes and prosecco but here again she investigates the dark underbelly of Italy and Venice in paticular. This time it is the meat trade and I have to say that reading this is enough to make you a vegetarian!
Also it is as though her writing has gone up a gear it is a delight to read. Who said crime could not be literary?
It would make a good reading group book due to the subject matter of meat and the potitical/institutional aspects of Italy that are bound to spark debate. Could it, does it happen in the UK?
It will be a long time before I have a burger.....

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