E–pub Ad occhi chiusi author Gianrico Carofiglio


An existential crisis and there aren t many so listen up is that you just don t care what s smart any or what other people say or what choices may cost and so taking the case of an emotionally fragile middle aged woman who purports to have "been brutally abused by the respected son of "brutally abused by the respected son of powerful judge while it may prove to be a career iller is something Avvocato Guerrieri won t be thinking twice about In fact he s less concerned with the professional blowback than he is with the oddly attractive nun who runs the women s shelter his client is currently residing in And his paramour Margherita s obvious desirability to the local lesbians And his co counsel public prosecutor Alessandra Mantovani s broken heart And HIS STARTLING LACK OF FRIENDSIT S RIDICULOUSLY RARE TO startling lack of friendsIt s ridiculously rare to this affliction so accurately rendered in popular fiction Carofiglio has managed to do it in a precociously dark and bittersweet way within the genre of Italian crime And that s downright impressive I love books that make me cry This one brought tears streaming down my face in a cleansing uplifting release of emotion Avvocato Guido Guerrieri is an immensely likeable character who is courageous and smart yet very human in his fallibility The story is suspenseful and like the Montalbano series filled with interesting details of Italian life Excellent court room drama set in Bari Italy I really enjoy the main character who while a bit cynical will still take on cases that others avoid Was also impressed with how much plot the author was able to sueeze into a rather short book Listened to the audio version which was narrated by Sean Barrett who is fast becoming one of my favorites This review has been revised and can now be found at Shelf Inflicted. Ion to Sister Claudia the young woman in charge of the shelter where Martina is living who shares his love of martial arts and his virulent hatred of injustice. F this book were written by a woman I d say he exists only in fiction But since the author is a man we now there is at least one man in ITALY WHO AT LEAST KNOWS WHAT who at least nows what new man might look like That suggests there is hope noOh there is also a mystery here a relationship or two or three some cooking by that modern male and much I came across a guy the other day who d decided it was probably a good idea for people to have an existential crisis every once in awhile And I thought as you do well here s a person who s never had one Here s someone who thinks it s like Brussels sprouts or a prostate exam some discomfort you gear yourself up to endure nowing you ll profit by it in a sort of incremental way by the time the sun sets and the day is done Curse God cry foul and pour yourself a stiff one That s all there is to it Sure And I succumbed to a superstitious shiver for the man again as you do because here s the wave of that bright red cloth before the steaming snout of the Karmic Bull Pride goeth etc etcand a certain amount of certainty tooThere s no need to give Gianrico Carofiglio the high sign on El Diablo He s "met the beast and delivered the injury over to his protagonist Italian attorney Guido Guerrieri is in "the beast and delivered the injury over to his protagonist Italian attorney Guido Guerrieri is in world of hurt primarily due to the perversions of this sick thing called life He d like to smash someone s face Or smoke Or sleep through the night There s plenty he has to say to the people who surround him though he eeps the biting commentary restricted to his head And he functions as you do day in and day out and day in again contending with his inability to stop Time in its tracks Death from its inevitable smirk and the pouches beneath his eyes from terrifyingly distendingOne of the grace notes of. Rrieri nows the case could bring his legal career to a premature and messy end but he cannot resist the appeal of a hopeless cause Nor can he deny his attract. Excellent Much better than Involuntary Witness Carofiglio has obviously matured as a writer between that book and this one Highly recommended I want to read Second that book and this one Highly recommended I want to read Second of the Guido Guerrieri series The Bari based lawyer strikes again with his immense talent Damn he s good at his job Gonna start the next book straight away Continuing on with book two in "Carofiglio s most excellent series time and Guido Guerrieri have both moved along some two years since the events "s most excellent series time and Guido Guerrieri have both moved along some two years since the events the previous novel Involuntary Witness Now Guerrieri is in a comfortable relationship he s started cooking and has recently been mulling over the fact that he s approaching middle age In his professional life he is serving as attorney to a woman who has pressed charges against her former boyfriend Martina Fuma Carofiglio has a uniue style of writing fairly simple and leisurely like an Italian siesta He spares the reader much of the descriptive garbage other writers feel is so necessary This translation from the original Italian was excellent The author is a former prosecuting lawyer in southern Italy as is his character who lives and works in the city of Bari I love Carofiglio is just so dependable you now His writing is so engaging it draws you in without intruding on the story he has to tell For instance here are the opening sentences You never uit smoking You give up for tell For instance here are the opening sentences You never uit smoking You give up for while Days months years But you never uit completely Cigarettes are always there lying in wait And by the way this is not just a great opening The cigarettes do figure in the bookCharacters Here again Carofiglio is great Sister Claudia is great a bit of a cipher from the get go but a most interesting one And Guido Here is the sensitive modern male we ve been told exists When Martina accuses her ex boyfriend the son of a powerful local judge of assault and battery no witnesses can be persuaded to testify on her behalf Guido Gue. ,

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