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Das Gesetz der Lagune by Donna Leon

Das Gesetz der Lagune (original 2001; edition 2012)

by Donna Leon

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Title:Das Gesetz der Lagune
Authors:Donna Leon
Info:Diogenes (2012), Edition: 1, Gebundene Ausgabe, 321 pages
Collections:Your library, Gelesen und in Besitz
Tags:Roman, Krimi, Italien, Commissario Brunetti, GH

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A Sea of Troubles by Donna Leon (2001)



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This novel, the tenth in the Guido Brunetti Venetian mysteries, was a powerful offering, with a haunting, disturbing ending. Leon gives us another delicious scene of mental dueling between Brunetti and his boss Patta, and her writing is inspired, with superb imagery particularly near the end. But the crux of this book is the relationships between certain characters that run deeper and richer, with more nuances than in prior books. The issues involve attraction, friendship, loyalty, trust and especially love between and among friends. The ending is a shocker, and makes me wonder how the characters—Brunetti, Elettra, Vianello—will be different in the next novel. I will know when I begin the next installment! ( )
  jennorthcoast | Jan 3, 2015 |
This will be brief and unhelpful because I read it a few years ago, but this was one of my favorites out of the series because it focused on Signorina Elettra. ( )
  amy_marie26 | Oct 25, 2013 |
I liked this book a lot, as far as I got. I mistakenly returned it to the library (interlibrary loan!) when I had just got to a very thrilling part of the tale.Brunetti is investigating a mysterious double murder on an island in the Lagoon, and after reading this, I probably won't order shrimp if I get to go to Venice. ( )
  auntieknickers | Apr 3, 2013 |
This is the tenth in a series that goes from strength. ( )
  Condorena | Apr 2, 2013 |
Donna Leon on sizzling form. ( )
  sianpr | Feb 17, 2013 |
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Soave sia il vento
Tranquilla sia l'onda
Ed ogni elemento
Benigno risponda
Ai vostri desirl

Gentle be the breeze,
calm be the waves,
and every element
respond kindly
to your desires.

--Così fan tutte
for Rudolf C. Bettschart and Daniel Keel
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Pellestrina is a long, narrow peninsula of sand that has, over the course of the centuries, been turned into habitable ground.
(Paola and Guido are talking about Elettra)
"Will Elettra get over it?" "I don't know," Brunetti demurred, then added, surprising himself, "I don't really know her that well."
Paola gave this a great deal of thought and finally answered, "We never do know them well, do we?"
"Real people."
"What do you mean, 'real people'?"
"As opposed to people in books," Paola explained. "They're the only ones we ever really know well , or know truly." Again she gave him a moment to consider, then said, "Maybe that's because they're the only ones about whom we get reliable information." She glanced at him, then added, as she would to a class, just to see if they were following, "Narrators never lie."
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The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Commissario Brunetti into the island's close-knit community, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia. When the Questore's secretary Signorina Elettra volunteers to visit the island, where she has relatives, Brunetti finds himself torn between his duty to solve the murders, concerns for Elettra's safety, and his not entirely straightforward feelings for her.
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When Commissario Brunetti investigates the murder of two local fishermen on the island of Pellestrina, the small community closes ranks, forcing him to accept Signorina Elettra's offer to visit her relatives there to search for clues. Though loyal to his beloved wife, Paola, he must admit that less-than-platonic emotions underlie his concern for his boss's beautiful secretary.… (more)

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