Vendetta

Vendetta

Book - 1991
Average Rating:
4
Rate this:
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1991.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385421201
0385421206
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 24 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

t
tjdickey
May 24, 2017

Italian noir at its cynical best. This is gripping police procedural writing, but in a world where the procedures are more geared towards internecine strife and shifting of personal position than necessarily solving crimes; it is a world of who you know and from whom you can request favors, whether it is the fraternity of the police, the Ministry, the Mafia, the Church, the government (p. 250).

m
meyoubou
Apr 26, 2013

Loved it. Can't wait for the rest of the Zen series.

s
Sanrin
Jul 17, 2011

I picked this up because of the upcoming PBS new mystery series on Aurelio Zen starring Rufus Seawell. I was sad that this mystery was no longer set in Venice, but very much enjoyed the history and detail of the settings in Rome and esp in Sardinia. Author Dibdin creates a complex sense of setting -- cultural, political, geographical. I appreciated his highlighting of intercultural and interpersonal tensions, such as of how local Sardinians see Italians. The mystery felt a little slow moving, and I fell asleep several times reading it (compared to other mysteries where you want to fall asleep because it's already past midnight, but you can't). The intermittent ramblings of the crazed murderer in italics could have been left out as they added nothing to the plot or insight to the killer's psychology. I think those are probably more fun to write than they are to read. Looking forward to the PBS series.

e
EmilyEm
Jun 03, 2011

Aurelio Zen is still adjusting to his new situation in Rome, not quite ?one of the boys' and knowing he has a keen rival in one of his colleagues. He's sent to Sardinia to put together evidence that will implicate another person, thus freeing a politically savvy suspect, in a murder. Zen enters dangerous territory but, of course, solves the crime and may have found someone to love as the book comes to a close.

This is my introduction to the late English writer Michael Dibdin's work. I am reading--my own, not library copy--because the first three Aurelio Zen mysteries will be PBS Masterpiece Mysteries this summer [2011]. Actor Rufus Sewell plays Zen, in my mind, a perfect choice. It's a good mystery.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SLPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top