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Hardly good as a crime novel, but very nice story of a tortured family,
This review is from: The Blind Man of Seville (Paperback)Robert Wilson is a british writer, reconsigned for his work in the crime genre, which includes this novel. "The Blind Man of Seville" is the first novel in a series of four about the inspector Javier Falcon.
As in many crime novels, this one starts with a murder, and a very weird one. It is the job of Inspector Falcon to solve one of the worst murders he has seen in his life, but he is determined to solve it. As the story progresses, it is shown that this book is more than just a simple crime novel, but is also the story of a tortured family.
With all respect for those who enjoyed this book due to the crime-solving stuff, I think "The Blind Man of Seville" is not very good as a crime novel, because it is kinda slow and disperses too much in other things (Falcon ex-wife, for example). However, as the biography of a certain person which does not appear in the novel but influences it, it's very good and adds a characteristc emotional depth to the story.
Although this is the first novel in a quartet, the story seemed somehow very final, but I'm sure Robert Wilson figured something out.
Recommend it, despite its shortcomings.
Till next time,