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This story is totally different. It's an exciting political-type thriller, but it is also so interesting because it really gets inside what it is like in Italy NOW!
It combines the excellent insight of a serious book like 'The Dark Heart of Italy' by Tobias Jones, with a great understanding of Italians - like Tim Parks and his 'Italian Neighbours', and a type of crime novel like the best of Donna Leon.
However, this story is much more exciting and incredibly fast moving. As the story unfolds, you really do turn the pages with bated breath to see who is going to win - the police or the plotters - and believe me, you'll be hoping it's the latter!
Well done C.R. Lloyd for understanding Italy so well, for giving us your insight, and for writing this exciting book which twists and turns and which finishes by really surprising us. Is there a follow up?
This is a pacy, exciting read with a strong narrative drive that keeps you wanting to turn the pages. You are quickly drawn into the story, and the characters' concerns, and an authentic (and dark) picture of contemporary Italy is deftly drawn. The story is told from the point of view of several characters, all of whom are well drawn and believable. If your idea of Italy is purely one of nice wine, food and beautiful cities and countryside, this book is a sobering corrective, showing the political repression of modern Italy, and the disillusionment of 30 and 40-something Italians who hope for a more open, democratic society. The historical/political background to the story is introduced with a light touch, without any of that heavy-handed exposition that can be so irritating in thrillers, but perhaps CR Lloyd could recommend some further reading for those who want to find out more?!
For so many reasons the political and private actions of the current Italian prime minister are becoming more renown across the world, and there is not a more perfect time for this book to be released, even if it is a fictional thriller.
C.R. Lloyd's first shot at fiction is at times amusing and heart racing, but is always engaging and enthralling. I can't wait to read the sequel, the author's own second shot.
The story opens the eyes of the reader to the realities of living in modern Italy with true insight. A deeply profound story of how a single individual can affect the lives of a whole nation. It brings to mind a quote from the Indian leader and philosopher, Mahatma Gandhi; "Be the change you want to see in the world".
A very clever, clever story, with all the excitement of a thriller and the very real politics of modern day Italy. An excellent read.
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Well written and very easy to read.
A thriller that you won't want to put down.
first the story will quickly take hold of you and not let go until you
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