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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Europa Editions (1 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609451147
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609451141
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.4 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'In choosing this as her standout book of 2013, Marina Sofia found this, Darker than dark, with fiercely black humour and a callous attitude towards its high body count."... you are going to be surprised by the verve and sheer exuberance of this Tarantino-like plot.' --Crime Fiction Lover


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By Raven TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 Sept. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
With 'The Goodbye Kiss' being one of my favourite crime thrillers of all time, I relished the opportunity of catching up with its mesmerising protagonist Giorgio Pelligrini in this new tale from Massimo Carlotto. Having been exonerated of a murder charge, and now running a restaurant in the guise of a respectable businessman, what I can promise you is that Pellegrini has lost none of his edge, despite seemingly living a blame free life and going straight. Do not be fooled. There's about as much chance of him avoiding trouble, as there is of him entering the priesthood, and as his criminal cohorts try to pull the wool over his eyes and play him for a fool, Pellegrini decides the time is right to remind them of what a force he can be, "The time had come to remember who I once was, what I'd done to get ahead. I'd shot my best friend in the head, I'd betrayed, cheated, raped, robbed, and eliminated anyone who got in the way of my reaching my objective." Pellegrini's seemingly upstanding circle of business associates, reflect the inherent motif in Italian crime fiction, as being out for what they can get, be it politically or financially, and Pellegrini has been attending to the more carnal needs of his clientele through his involvement in sex trafficking. As he begins to uncover the betrayal and double crossing of his less than honest associates, the hardcore Pellegrini returns and his vengeance is brutal and exact, and Carlotto once again cannot be accused of pulling any punches in his depiction of Pelligrini's swift and vicious revenge.

This is Italian hardboiled noir at its best, from the punchy dialogue, the great cast of characters and the simpering attentions of the spineless women who hang on Pellegrini's every word or his rationed bouts of Giorgio-love.
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This crime thriller has a certain offbeat brilliance to it once the reader gets used to the idea that the protagonist is a despicable human being with very few redeeming human qualities. Set in political corrupt modern Italy, "At the End of a Dull Day" is the story of Giorgio Pellegrini, an ex-terrorist/gangster who has carved out a very comfortable life as a respectable and prosperous night club owner in a town in the Veneto region of Italy. He is in full control of his life, including the minute-to-minute manipulation of his beautiful wife's daily routine and total subservience to his personal whims and physical needs. When his carefully built golden life starts to come apart after a major betrayal by his lawyer and political sponsor which involves the embezzlement of most of his Pellegrino's savings (actually investments in some shady projects), he reverts to old and very violent habits to salvage his garden of eden. Things spiral downward when the Calabrian mafia arrive on his doorstep.

While often a depressing commentary on the bottomless political and social hell that author Massimo Carlotto ascribes to contemporary Italy, the plot of this novel is unusually clever and frequently witty enough to keep the reader from total disgust. By book's end, it's difficult not to develop some level of admiration for Pellegrino and his determination to survive and prosper in what is very much a savage and violent political jungle.
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I had to give it one star to be able to comment i now take it back its rubbish, probably the worst Italian crime fiction book I have ever read, i tried to keep going but gave up on 22%, I couldnt care less how it ends
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May be the italian mobs have their bases in south, but the criminal activities are held in north Italy and not only by the south gangs. Carlotto's novel shows a dark picture of a reggion who was thought to be a welfare paradise.
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Not for me - very black indeed
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