"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book

when there's a repair job to be done

around the house."

Joe Ryan

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Wednesday

I need lightness...


I need some lighter reading, funnier, more entertaining...and I found what I was looking for...(between two chapters of Dalva ( for the fourth time), I'm a Jim Harrison addict!)
I love detective stories...and particularly one woman: Donna Leon ...She's American but lives in Venice...and she knows that magic Italian town ever so well...and the Superintendant Brunetti is so good looking...how do I know ? sure he is...and he has such a nice voice...romantic...only one problem his wife is also, beautiful and intelligent, specialised in English litterature, he reads classical Roman and Greek authors . Follow him and you'll get to know venice, that town where people walk, talk to each other, watch each other, eat and drink special food and wines...
BUT, but the book is entitled:
"On Venice, music, people and books"
The French title could be translated that way: "Whithout Brunetti..."
I am very keen on essays, like the style of essays, not a novel, not a journal, but you've got the impression you are sitting near the writer, chatting with her...and you also learn so many things, discover such great people...Alberto Peratoner, doctor in philosophy, specialist of Pascal whose job is : being in charge of the clock in Saint Marco tower...
Not forgetting heavy, medium or light food, opera, old building, American Embassy, Saoudi Arabia, doctors, a little bit of sex, and the tiny moles in the garden...
It's a pleasure, you open it at any page, read a short chapter, have it in your bag to wait for the bus... Sure you'll like it...

as much as I love Venice...

5 comments:

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Mummy loves detective stories too. I shall tell her to com an reed this!

(I prefer the werks ov A.A.Milne and Mr Paddington Bear, meself.)

:@}

RUTH said...

I love detective stories and must try this authoress!
Rx

TammyV said...

Oh, Old Woman - I have so missed your book reviews! Now I am back from vacation I have bought many many books to spend my fall with! Alas, most are not novels (but I do believe I have a few speeding to me right now from Amazon). I am studying Fung Shui (2 books and tapes), and how to grow my business (many many many tapes, lists and projects....and a vision board, but for now I'm using the one I made this spring because it still holds). I am so happy to "hear" your voice again!
(I now have a blogger id, but it calls me TammyV instead of Tammy Vitale).

tammy vitale said...

Ach! I'm behind on every blog I read and you're writing every day!!!! I'll never catch up!!!!!

tammy vitale said...

I have just finished reading "Snow flower and the secret fan" - not light reading, surely, but most excellent!