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2.0 out of 5 stars Hard work, 5 Oct 2010
This review is from: The City of Falling Angels (Paperback)
Being an opera singer myself the La Fenice fire was a topic that was compelling for me. I had also recently visited Venice and the newly restored La Fenice so it was high on my list of books to read. What's more I had read and thoroughly enjoyed Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. So what was stopping this book from becoming an unputdownable adventure?

It seemed to me that Berendt simply ran out of ideas. What we ended up with was a boring litany of squabbles amongst a pack of mad rich socialites who aren't interesting and who, for the most part, aren't even Venetian.

I stayed to the end just out of curiosity - to find out the end of the La Fenice story - but was quite relieved when I finally reached the last page.
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Initial post: 7 Apr 2014 15:48:28 BDT
mermaid says:
I was going to post a review but you are spot on! Shame, as 'Midnight' was so good.
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