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Got time on your hands? Want to escape it every now and then? Hewson's book is totally up to the job. He reminds me of a very adequate craftsman. But art without wonder is merely craft, eh?
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Would you try another book from David Hewson and/or Saul Reichlin?
Definitely not as good as the previous book in the series. Felt the change of location overtook the importance of the story. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either.
I've listened to all the Nic Costa series and have really enjoyed them, especially when read by Saul Reichlin. Much of their appeal is the setting in Rome and in my opinion, something was lost by transferring the team to San Fransisco. There is little interaction between Costa, Peroni and co which I missed and I found it hard to sympathise with any of the new American characters. Hewson writes brilliantly and his plot is ingenious but too complicated and contrived for me. If I had read Dante's Inferno or seen Vertigo I might have enjoyed it more. For the first time I was glad when the audio book came to an end but it won't stop me listening to the next one, especially if it's back on home ground.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Like the first reviewer I found the change of scene to America distracting and could not emphathise with the American characters at all. I hope David Hewson's next book is again set in Rome and we again have the full interaction between Costa, Falcone et al. Saul Reichlin was superb as always but confess I was quite glad when the book ended. And that was a first!
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