The Monster of Florence's story has been told many times in italy, by many brilliant writers, but this book beats them all: it's very detailed, yet gripping. Spezi's theory on the monster's identity is questionable but also likely, like all the alternatives. I'd give this book five stars if it were not for the very bad reading. Most italian names are mispronounced at the point of being almost unrecognizable, even for somenone who has read and knows most of what was written about the monster. And the choice of giving all dialogues a stupid italian accent (not even florentinian, more south italian) is nonsensical and irritating: it makes it look like that the dialogues took place in bad english, while, obviously, they were all in italian.
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