E–Libro/E–pub [Pista nera] Da Antonio Manzini

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On the back cover there s a blurb by Andrea Camilleri which eadsManzini
Devotes Space To His 
space to his than to events and the detective story is a pretext for talking brilliantly about Italian societyand I would have to agree with him wholeheartedly Set in the alpine mountains of Val D Aosta in Italy the book starts with a gruesome scene as a snocat operator is making his way in the dark down a mountain ski track heading into the village of Crest at the Champoluc ski esort He s singing out loud hitting the high notes while cheerfully listening to Ligabue on the adio Suddenly he Impaired: A Nurse's Story of Addiction realizes that the snocat has hit something He gets out and notices feathers being blown about by the wind Still uncomprehending he walks on until heuns into an enormous The Forever Court (Knights of the Borrowed Dark red stain churned into the white blanket of snow The next look he takes has him throwing up and this is where we meet Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone who is awakened during a sound sleep and sent out to have a look The discovery of a mangled body puts Schiavone in charge of a case that has any number of potential suspects once the dead person is identified Schiavone is not Iepeat NOT your typical crime solving Chief Inspector For one thing he has this bizarre habit of meeting a person and giving them some sort of animal euivalent in his head genus species order suborder He s prone to idicule those who serve underneath him if he finds them lacking He is a definite ladies man but at the same time comes off as a misogynist he is also prone to using violence or threats as a means of putting fear into people He scoffs at the people of Val D Aosta as they seem to be beneath him somehow and uite frankly he s crooked Everything gets compared to Rome where he d previously worked before he was sent seemingly into exile where he is ight now The story of what happened in Rome has to wait until later in the story but when it comes out it does sort of give you an idea of why he became what I called an asshat in my Ola Shakes It Up reading status updates However he is very very good at what he does even if you don t agree with his methods or you don t think that s how cops ought to work By the end of the book I actually felt kind of sorry for the guy In coming to understand him something popped out at meight as the book was about to end where the author describes him as someone who was struggling to leave behind the ugliest things he d lived through Who "Was Trying To Forget The Evil Committed And The Evil "trying to forget the evil committed and the evil The blood the screams the dead who presented themselves behind his eyelids every time he shut his eyes He often finds himself in a swamp which was always there where the boundary between good and evil between ight and wrong no longer exists And there are no nuances in the swamp Either you plunge in headfirst or you stay out There is no middle groundWhile the mystery itself is kind of un of the mill as far as the bigger picture goes as Camilleri states the focus is all on the characters As he also notes Manzini doesn t hesitate to draw attention to problems in Italian society which I ll leave the eader to discover The bottom line to me is that while it is definitely tough to warm up to Schiavone until you see where he s coming from I m drawn way to character than to plot so Black Run is most I m drawn way to character than to plot so Black Run is most in my wheelhouse Personally I think that eaders who ve given low atings to this novel are looking for a thriller sort of thing that they didn t get and that perhaps they ve sort of misunderstood Manzini s emphasis on his main character Oh well I thought it was a fine debut series novel and I will definitely. Semisepolto in mezzo a una pista sciistica sopra Champoluc in Val d'Aosta viene invenuto un cadavere Sul corpo è passato un cingolato in uso per spianare la neve smembrandolo e Lightfoot the Historian: The Nature and Role of History in the Life and Thought of J.B. Lightfoot (1828-1884) as Churchman and Scholar rendendolo irriconoscibile Poche tracce lì intorno per il viceuestore Rocco Schiavone da poco trasferito ad Aosta briciole di tabacco lembi di indumentiesti organici di varia pezzatura e un macabro segno che non si è trattato di un incidente ma di un delitto La vittima si chiama Leo. Be waiting for the next one Deputy Police Chief Rocco "Schiaovne has some shtick His tongue wags uickly and he says what most people think but wouldn t have the "has some shtick His tongue wags uickly and he says what most people think but wouldn t have the to say He has a dark past is happy to do some illegal moonlighting if money is involved and loves women There is a crime in this story but I think it is about establishing the chara This book starts out promisingly enough A mutilated body is discovered on the slopes of a ski esort in the Italian Alps and there are some interesting descriptions of the landscape and the people who live thereHowever things go apidly
Downhill With The Arrival 
with the arrival the investigating policeman Rocco Schiavone is a corrupt short tempered womanising bully In fact he is such an all ound over the top badass that the only way to view him is as a comic parody However that effect is spoilt by an italicised section at the end of each chapter which attempts to give an insight into his mind and make him sympathetic Not only does this signify that the author is unsure which type of novel he is writing but Shiavone wallows in so much self pity any extra sympathy from the eader is superfluousThere is some strange diversion from the main plot midway through concerning a hijacked truck bound for Turin Once that is done with the central plot seems almost forgotten and uite frankly I d lost interest in who killed the man at the ski Dahmer Detective: The Interrogation and Investigation That Shocked The World resort or whyThe only good thing I can say about this novel is that it s mercifully short so I didn t waste too much timeeading it I certainly won t be wasting any time on this author s work Book 20th Century Photography: Museum Ludwig Cologne review Black Run by Antonio ManziniThe Italian word for yellow is giallo Giallo alsoefers to a particular kind of novel the crime novel Why are these books called giallo gialli in the plural Because in 1929 the publisher Mondadori issued a number of them in a cheap paperback edition with a yellow coverThe genre has lost none of its steam and the Montalbano stories set in Sicily written by Andrea Cammileri have become a publishing phenomenon exceeded only by the phenomenon of the TV series The episodes are freuently aired opposite the soccer and beats the soccer in the atings Cammileri age 90 is still going strong writing and smoking 4 packs a day In Italy he s a God When was the last time a writer left the house and got mobbed in public If Cammileri has an When was the last time a writer left the house and got mobbed in public If Cammileri has an it would be Antonio Manzini a student at the University of Rome in the 80 s when Camilleri was in esidence teaching theatre and Italian literature Manzini started out as an actor made the switch to directing and then another switch to writer and his first book Pista Nera Black Run published in 2006 was a best seller Here I want to talk about the Manzini books and the person of the cop viceuestore chief detective Rocco Schiavone Rocco and Montalbano share one thing in common a gift for solving homicide cases Take any city in the world and if the police department can claim a homicide clearance The Scruffy Drunk: The Wife in Space, Volume 2 rate of 50% they are superstars But Montalbano and Rocco solve all their cases and boast a clearanceate of 100%Montalbano is a Columbo type not a fumbler but something of a softie who is very good at gaining your trust and the gradual coughing up of information For any cop information is the key Rocco has a different style He s a city guy the city is Rome and to call him hard boiled is like calling Hitler mean Rocco s method is to begin politely enough but the exchange uickly degenerates into a discussion of your sister and how she makes her living followed by a uick blow to the nose drawing bloodRocco is smart creative and violent Also funny Ne Miccichè È un catanese di famiglia di imprenditori vinicoli venuto tra le cime e i ghiacciai ad aprire una lussuosa attività turistica insieme alla moglie Luisa Pec un'intelligente bellezza del luogo che spicca tra le tante che stuzzicano i facili appetiti del viceuestore Davanti al uale si aprono tre piste la vendetta di mafia i debiti il delitto passionale uello di Schiavone è stato un trasferimento punitivo È un poliziotto corrotto ama la bella vita ,
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Nd elentless in pursuit of the one thing that truly gets the juices flowing to put your low life ass behind bars Rocco was married but his wife is dead murdered in a drive by Rocco was the target but the bullets found his wife instead The event changed him He was a hard case before his wifes death then became harder There are two sides to Rocco He leads a double life He is a viceuestore who dabbles in a bit of armed obbery on the side He grew up in Rome in the Trastevere district and growing up along with him were Sebastiano Furio Brizio It was a gang that did what gangs do to pull jobs and break a few heads At some point maturity beckoned and they were obliged to find jobs Rocco became a cop But they The Third Lynx (Quadrail, remained friends virtually brothers and to mend their criminal ways was a thought they never got around to thinking The money is important because even a viceuestore makes peanuts and Rocco is a sport the elegant type who prefers not to deprive himself He has a cool pad wears wears the 900 euro suit the 400 euro shoes eats the 90 euro meal Its called overheadPista Nera Black Run is the first in the series of five gialli by Manzini featuring Rocco and his stalwart gangster crew The setting is Aosta in the north way north Rocco has always lived and worked in Rome he despises cold weather the snow that goes with it and any kind of snowelated activity But he s in exile Something happened in Rome that is never made clear The prevailing gossip points to a woman the wife of a judge In Italian they say per toccare una donna che non doveva toccare to touch a woman you shouldn t be touchingBut either way here he is in Aosta freezing his coglioni and doing his best to accommodate himself to the locals and their provincial ways I wont get into the plot a bizarre murder that Mixed Doubles reuires a master detective to unravel but leave it for you toead on your own Meanwhile here are 2 scenes to establish the toneOmar Borghetti is a ski instructor in Aosta and possible murder suspect Rocco has invited him to drop in at the uestura for a chat But Omar never shows and Rocco is obliged to track him down playing cards in a bar The following exchange occursOmar I heard you were looking for me WhyRocco Because I m in love with youOmar being cute Is this about a parking ticketRocco Faccia di merda You think "They Send A Viceuestore "send a viceuestore collect FinesOmar You Talk Tough You talk tough that uniformRocco I m not wearing the uniform I m wearing a 900 euro suitFrom here things deteriorate further until Rocco to precisely clarify the situation delivers one of his patented blows to the bridge of the nose to break the nose and now there is blood Omar is staggered and a bit frightened Rocco produces a handkerchief for the blood and the interview proceeds Rocco eturns to the office but first stops off at the lab to visit with Fumagalli the pathologist to test the handkerchief for DNAI
Loved That Scene Heres 
that scene Heres in a bar having a coffee while listening in on a conversation between two women at the next table They are mid fifties speaking of a man one of the woman has ecently met and her friend says he is hot he loves you and very important he has money And you know what my mother used to sayNo what did she used to sayShe used to say when your breasts no longer point at the stars but at your feet its time to start buying expensive shoesAny uestions A foul mouthed disrespectful cynical corrupt policeman exiled to a small alpine town in Italy Rocco Schiavone gradually becomes a complex sympathetic character The writing is fluid the description vivid the situations unusual and interesting. Erò ha talento Mette un tassello dietro l'altro nell'enigma dell'inchiesta collocandovi vite e caratteri delle persone come fossero frammenti di un puzzle Non è un brav'uomo ma non si può non parteggiare per lui forse per la sua vigorosa antipatia verso i luoghi comuni che ci circondano forse perché è l'unico baluardo contro il male peggiore la morte per mano omicida in natura la morte non ha colpe o forse per ualche altro motivo che chiude in fondo al cuor. ,


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    E–Libro/E–pub [Pista nera] Da Antonio Manzini Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiaovne has some shtick His tongue wags uickly and he says what most people think but wouldn't have the gall to say He has a dark past is happy to do some illegal moonlighting if money is involved and loves women There is a crime in this story but I think it is about establishing the character and his secret or probably one of themA story with style

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    E–Libro/E–pub [Pista nera] Da Antonio Manzini 25 stars rounded up because of the bucolic location in the Italian Alps Comparisons to Camillieri's Inspector Montalbano character are a real stretch and not just because Deputy Chief Rocco Schiavone is Italian not Sicilian He's just not a good guy The novel opens with a snow cat driver accidentally driving over a body on a backwoods shortcut Schiavone is called to the scene not dressed for the weather The victim is the husband

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    E–Libro/E–pub [Pista nera] Da Antonio Manzini This book starts out promisingly enough A mutilated body is discovered on the slopes of a ski resort in the Italian Alps and there are some interesting descriptions of the landscape and the people who live thereHowever things go rapidly downhill with the arrival of the investigating policeman Rocco Schiavone is a corrupt s

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    E–Libro/E–pub [Pista nera] Da Antonio Manzini I literally had to force myself to read the first half of this book for so many reasons For one a main character who comes across as a very hostile angry and hateful person with no conscience and every time he opens his mouth is to insult degrade and cut down someone in a worse way possible such as the way he insults one of subordinates abou

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    E–Libro/E–pub [Pista nera] Da Antonio Manzini SUMMARY ß E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Antonio Manzini A foul mouthed disrespectful cynical corrupt policeman exiled to a small alpine town in Italy Rocco Schiavone gradually becomes a complex sympathetic character The writing is fluid the description vivid the situations unusual and interesting

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Pista nera Antonio Manzini ↠ 9 FREE READ E–Libro/E–pub [Pista nera] Da Antonio Manzini Novel set in Champoluc Italian Alps “The police can be your friend or your worst nightmare”Introducing deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone recently transferred under duress to Val d’Aosta from Rome His natural habitat

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