EBOOK (Il sorriso di Angelica) Ô Andrea Camilleri
Like a 35As usual with these books the focus in this story isn t so much on the crime or the crime solving but instead on Inspector Salvo Montalbano and story isn t so much on the crime or the crime solving but instead on Inspector Salvo Montalbano and people surrounding him This one is a little on the personal side with less reference to the social economic and political issues that Camilleri usually brings to his work Our beloved inspector is now just two years short of sixty and as in the last few books he continues to muse about aging and rowing older throughout the novel He s still with long time irlfriend Livia and as the story opens she
is at Marinella with him for a few days As he at Marinella with him for a few days As he worrying *about someone named Carlo she mentioned while talking in her sleep and etting upset by the moment *someone named Carlo she mentioned while talking in her sleep and Charlestown Blues getting upset by the moment is called to the scene of an odd burglary The couple that was robbed had been at their seaside home where they d awakened at six am only to discover that they d been knocked out with some sort ofas while the burglars had the run of the place It was their anniversary and they were entertaining each other at the time so neither person heard any sort of break in Among a long list of valuables taken from the seaside house the thieves stole their car and then proceeded to rob their regular residence The only people who knew that the couple were oing to be away were fifteen of their friends As things turn out there had been another burglary an exact duplicate just three days earlier and it isn t too long before the same thing happens again When Montalbano is called out on yet another he meets the titular and beautiful Angelica the victim and also the spitting image of a woman he used to lust over as a teen in Dore s illustrations of Ludovico Ariosto s 1516 work Orlando Furiosio a poem about war and love and the romantic ideal of chivalry After seeing her for the first time he s immediately swept off his feet and definitely attracted But even while he s mentally and physically lusting after his Angelica as well as playing the role of her rescuer there is still a number of crimes to solve including a murder and as an added distraction the mastermind of the crimes is taunting the police And of course there s Livia While it s pretty funny to see Montalbano as a loopy lovesick puppy completely smitten by this reincarnation of his teenage fantasies and while Camilleri continues his long standing tradition of inserting colorful characters into the mix let me offer a word of warning here as far as the crime solving oes I made the huge mistake of Building the South Side going to Sartarelli s notes in the back re the poem Orlando Furioso a natural inclination and twigged the entire plot all at once Not the why of it mind you but trust me if you read carefully it s all there metaphorically speaking I figured out much than I should have at an early stage and ended up being disappointed an adjective I don tenerally use when it comes to this series of books And then there s this I m wondering if the author is Bright College Years getting a little tired this book just didn t seem to have the same oomph as his earlier Montalbano adventures that have been so lively up to this point Still it s a fun read and in that vein I have to say that I probably haven t had so manyood laughs with any other crime fiction series as I have with this one Like I ve said before you don t read Camilleri s novels for the crime it s all about the characters In the novel Thrones Dominations jointly penned by the late Dorothy L Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh protagonist Harriet Vane herself a mystery writer states that a mystery novel without a murder isn t worth reading Andrea Camillieri in Angelica s Smile the 17th novel to feature Chief Inspector Salvo Montalbano proves that dead wrong Angelica s Smile Sunny Montalabano MysteryI have an admission I love Inspector Montalabano since I first saw the subtitled Italian series to reading the books while the bad Chicagos Urban Nature guyset caught you are able to salivate at the meals and laugh with and at Montalabano Like many Brits I discovered the joys of Andrea Camilleri s prose from those television episodes The difference between the small screen and his books is the richness in the prose the imagery of the beauty of Sicily oh and the food Is it just me that likes to eat like Montalabano the only thing the book does not have is the smells as it has everything elseAngelica s smile is the seventeenth book in the Montalabano series and it is another brilliant book for the reader to enjoy We are treated to Montalabano at his best contemptuous of his colleagues and Italian bureaucracy and plagued by bumbling Catarella but dogged and determined to investigate the crimes while falling in lust with the beautiful Angelica Cosulich a victim of one of the crimesMontalabano is awoken by Catarella s phone call to tell him there has been another buggery once he has worked out it means burglary. The seventeenth installment of the beloved New York Times bestselling series that boasts than 600000 books in print The last four books in Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano series have leapfrogged their way up the New York Times bestseller list perfectly positioning Angelica’s Smile to as. I found I could ve lived without it Angelica s Smile is a contemporary crime novel that reads like a without it Angelica s Smile is a contemporary crime novel that reads like a Few are the elements that betray the time the plot takes place It s not too Cezanne and Provence: The Painter in His Culture good not too bad The prose is stripped of unnecessary descriptions and sticks to the point Personally I didn t mind since I found it suitable to the story Development wise it s or less flawless The plot unravels in a flowing manner and the mystery is uite interesting What I felt it lacked was that little something that would allow the story to take off and carry you with it It actually never left theround and remained a decent *If A Bit Flat Novel Andrea Camilleri Tells Gorgeous And *a bit flat novel Andrea Camilleri tells Chicago's Urban Nature: A Guide to the City's Architecture + Landscape gorgeous and tales of Inspector Salvatore Salvo Montalbano s police cases in Vigata a fictitious city near Palermo Sicily Every book stands alone and after you ve read Inspector Montalbano a few times you feel like you know himInspector Montalbano engages the reader with his uick thinking humanity and delectable enjoyment of life Montalbano oftenets to work at ten and comes home at ten but usually takes time to eat well at Enzo s trattoria and et in a nice post lunch walk down to the lighthouse where he thinks and digests his mealMontalbano is patient He rushes only when a case reuires uick work He ets a little bit of work done as well Montalbano may not be erudite but he s sensitive and dogged in his pursuit of the truth He makes his own luck by piecing together facts about people and crimes he s Collections of Nothing gathered over his long service he s fifty eight in this bookSalvatore is a lover who will never rid his mind of the young man s first discovery of the species female There is the usual running joke between Montalbano and hisirlfriend Livia Livia lives in Genoa on the Ligurian Sea Their long distance romance feeds the jealous thoughts of each In Angelica s Smile there are hilarious scenes that build the back of the book on Salvo s desires and his distrust of LiviaBy day Salvo works with the dependable Giuseppe Fazio and the incorrigibly mispronouncing Catarella At night Montalbano sits outside in the veranda that overlooks the sea and drinks whiskey and smokes cigarettes while he ponders his latest caseCamilleri tells stories mostly through short to the point dialog His third person narration is spare and reserved for commentary witty and comical information and stage directions The pale pages turn uickly The silver lining of reduced mobility of a painful back condition is the need to sit upright and rest up which allows me to read No better book to read than an Inspector Montalbano mystery Angelica s Smile is the seventeenth in the series that remains strong and original addressing crime in modern day SicilyThe detective shares many of my traits A love of fooda delight in books and the need for a coffee in the morning He is of a similar age and is thinking about his advancing years and future retirementWhere we differ is clearer for others to see I admit that he is desirable to women but in my defense he is Italian This is a cracking Communism good book where a mastermind appears to beetting the better of Montalbano through a series of burglaries which leave him clueless and in danger of public ridicule hence his thoughts of retirement However in the course of the investigation he meets an attractive woman She seems initially to make him regress to a besotted teenager and the story is about his struggle to understand himself as much as it is to solve the crime This insight by Andrea Camilleri into his main character is what How to Read the American City Close Up gives this set of books their humanity and realistic edge Sufficient to take you out of your own reality and into a world where you taste the food and feel the chill of the sea as the Inspector dives into the waterThereatest compliment I can pay these books is that where they have been translated into a TV series the episode of this story is so faithful to its original format that you wonder what came first The fact is the writing is so vivid and imaginative that the words form pictures that last long after the final page 35 for the bookI listened to the Grover Gardner audiobook while periodically Catholics, Anglicans, and Puritans glancing at the Kindle edition s notes Gardner is a marvellous narrator so I wouldive the audiobook edition a boost to 4This entry in the series had a bit less about Montalbano s food which was a shame as I love that part He is struggling with aging as he is about my age I can sympathize with that However I thought that the mystery part was not one of Camilleri s better efforts Not bad but not as engrossing or puzzling as in some of the previous books When you read every book in a series as extended as this one its a long term relationship where mutual flaws are forgiven the rosy low of a reunited friendship A young beautiful women falls in love with a 58 yea. Ctor of the love interest in Ludovico Ariosto’s chivalric romance Orlando Furioso Besotted by Angelica’s charms Montalbano imagines himself back in the medieval world of jousts and battles But when one of the burglars turns up dead Montalbano must snap out of his fantasy and unmask his challeng. ,
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He tries to pass it off to his colleagues who are otherwise engaged Under duress he ets up and oes to the crime scene to one of Vigata s elite members of society He finds that their other house as well as their Vigata house has been burgled and a list of expensive objects has been taken One of the victims Angelica Cosulich is a beautiful woman who manages to dazzle Montalabano and make him feel young once againDuring the course of the investigation Montalabano is sure there is a connection between all the members of the elite that are being broken in to but he cannot see the link Once he sees the link he is able to solve the burglaries and bring the book to its conclusion Not before we have been to Enzo
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his housekeeper cooks for him especially his favouritehousekeeper cooks for him especially his favourite ncasciata baked pasta with aubergines cheese and *tomato sauce Angelica s smile is an alluring evocative mystery novel that has *sauce Angelica s smile is an alluring evocative mystery novel that has a sense of despair and the encounters with the beauty of Sicily There is none of the violence that one would normally associate with Sicily and their families who usually only ever remain nothing than footnotes in the seriesAndrea Camilleri is one of Italy s most famous writers and it is a wonderful treat that his novels are translated in to English so that we too can enjoy his novel s Even in a mystery novel we are treated to the beauty and depths of Sicily with which you want to visit and eat There is humour on every page even when there is despair which is resplendent in Sicily The Montalabano series is an evocative story of Sicily and its tortured past and present and Camilleri is the narrator who brings this to life Stunning won It took me 17 books to realise that dear old Inspector Montalbano is simply a bit of a filthy old man who enjoys salivating over pretty young things who would never be interested in him if it wasn t for his position of powerThe actual book is much the same as all the others his colleagues have the same hilarious foibles as ever the inspector worries about his faculties diminishing and takes long walkseats everythingtakes a dip in the ocean to recover Until at last the solution to the crime falls into his headIt s entertaining and easy to read but for the first time I thought ehhhhhh don t cheat on your partner Don t let your eyes wander to women who by all rights would not be interested in you if it wasn t for the fact you re an Inspector Montalbano just say noI m not sure if I want to read any though I think I ve already purchased the next couple along Years ago when I first heard that HBO decided that Detroit was a setting for a series featuring a male heterosexual prostitute I thought There They ve ot to be kidding But perhaps they were onto something after all We learn in this book that the main character Angelica keeps a love nest let s say for just such individuals in rural Sicily as opposed to say Rome or Florence Following up on the burglary to her flat Salvo asks if she s had any altercations lately to which she responds Yes one fellow demanded twice what I was willing to pay Dear readers she ends up Conversations with Nelson Algren getting Salvo for free I know first hand about testosterone clouding judgment and such butetting involved with a suspect half his age was still a bit much Then again in an earlier book I believe he or less ordered the married Fazio whose son is his odson to sleep with a suspect than once I m no prude but this is all very strange causing me to wonder about where the author is coming from For what it s worth Fazio seems to have almost a bromance crush on Salvo I et him mixed up a bit with Augello who is absent in this book but I believe it was Fazio who saved Salvo s life earlier as he d been stalking I mean following him so was on hand to call for help at a crucial moment I have finally come to the realization that Salvo and Livia will never be together because he wants a female palmother figure over in a catty way he enjoys pitting Livia and his housekeeper Adelina against each other Speaking of Adelina I m amazed she can cook those meals as well as clean house she ought to making as much as Salvo Back to Livia she comes to visit him in most books and I believe there s been mention of rare occasional visits by him to her But no mention of their doing anything together such as traveling to other countries Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate going to a play or movie etc They chat on the phone they visit they have sex and they eat Ho HumI m left wondering if Camilleri is such a loner that he can tive Salvo a life you know friends because he doesn t know how Don t Cop Knowledge: Police Power and Cultural Narrative in Twentieth-Century America get me wrong I like stories for their setting the food theuys etc But Salvo needs a therapist I m surprised Livia hasn t brought that up So my blunt appraisal read it for a Salvo fix which you ll Dealing with Risk: Why the Public and the Experts Disagree on Environmental Issues get but on the merits. Cend to evenreater heights A rash of burglaries has ot Inspector Salvo Montalbano stumped The criminals are so brazen that their leader the anonymous Mr Z starts sending the Sicilian inspector menacing letters Among those burgled is the young and beautiful Angelica Cosulich who reminds the inspe.