5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2002
I read this straight after reading The Last Judgement and have to say that this is not as good. Not that its bad - the descriptions of Venice are high evocative and the story links and flows well. However, the characters are insufficiently developed - you never get to really empathise with any of them. A little less plot and a bit more characterisation would be better.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 March 2011
I read many novels set in my favourite city, Venice. This was a big disappointment. The sense of place was minimal and I really felt unable to engage with the characters. The relationship between the main male and female characters was bizarre. I finished the book not knowing if they were an 'item' or not.