Compelling, Identifiable, Intriguing
I loved the careful development of the main character.
I love the scenes when Guido is judging his own behavior.
I have no idea. I don't believe Hollywood would ever make these beautiful stories into movies. These are compelling studies of human behavior at its best and worst. Hollywood is busy making comic books.
I love the look into every day Italian life. The work day, the taste in music, the taste in literature, dating, marriage and all the rest. Wonderful..
I was looking for a supernatural mystery with great characters I cared about. The characters never developed for me and the story just sort of petered out. The plot became silly and I found myself wondering why I was still listening.
After this I will go back to some of the international mysteries I had been enjoying by McKinty or Carofiglio.
The narrator did a good job. He has a pleasant likable voice and his voice inflection for characters was very good.
I didn't really care enough about any character to care or not care about cutting them.
This will sound silly to most of you, but I became irritated by the author having his characters throwing out political jibes and one sided sniping, out of context and with no connection to the story. I got the creepy feeling that I was reading government propaganda and not good writing. I don't know if this is a habit recently with King or not but I found the tactic condescending and patronizing. I don't give a whit for King's politics and I don't form my opinions my beach books.
This was a completely ridiculous and implausible plot and story line. Lee Child had been turning out good stories. This was a complete bust.
Dick Hill is an engrossing reader. I have listened to him many times and always enjoy his performance.
I would have cut this entire story premise. You could drive a truck through the holes in this story. The political insight was also off target and unnecessary. I am going to take a long break from reading this series.
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