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The Safety Net (Inspector Montalbano mysteries) (English Edition) Versión Kindle
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The Safety Net, Camilleri's twenty-sixth Inspector Montalbano mystery novel, proves to be every bit as droll, as delicious, and as darkly tough as the first twenty-five."-- "Washington Post"
"Both darker and more absurd than previous romps, the latest Montalbano is a bracing cautionary tale.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Much ado about nothing? Yes, maybe, but with the charismatic inspector, nothing is always more than it seems."-- "Booklist"
"Offers a rich, nuanced mix of plot elements...As the cases conclude, with none of the resolutions showing up on official records, readers will feel a pang of loss that this may be one of the last visits they'll have from an old, wise friend."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Revered Italian author Camilleri created an enduring, award-winning series that is internationally recognized. This twenty-fifth book is absorbing, cerebral, and infused with humor as well as tantalizing descriptions of Sicilian cuisine."-- "Library Journal"
"Technologies of the past and present pose challenges for Inspector Montalbano in The Safety Net...Montalbano becomes intrigued by the discovery of films--shot on the same day each year, at the same location--and what the motivation was behind the films."-- "Amazon.com" --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .
Biografía del autor
Andrea Camilleri (1925-2019) wrote the internationally bestselling and award-winning Inspector Montalbano mysteries, as well as historical fiction.
Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator and poet.
Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the "Best Voices of the Century" and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.--Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .
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- Tamaño del archivo : 518 KB
- Word Wise : Activado
- Longitud de impresión : 274 páginas
- Números de página - ISBN de origen : 0143134965
- Editorial : Mantle (2 abril 2020)
- Texto a voz : Activado
- Lector de pantalla : Compatibles
- X-Ray : Activado
- Tipografía mejorada : Activado
- Idioma: : Inglés
- ASIN : B07YZG45TH
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº6,204 en Tienda Kindle (Ver el Top 100 en Tienda Kindle)
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I rate this as one of the most enjoyable Montalbanos. It has all the usual elements of Camilleri’s Montalbano formula:
(1) Montalbano’s quirky personality.
(2) The interplay between him and his team.
(3) Lots of humour.
(4) The occasional critical social comment from Camilleri’s left-leaning perspective.
In the TV version we also get:
(5) The beautiful Sicilian scenery.
I’m a great fan of Montalbano, but not an uncritical one. A couple of Camilleri’s books have felt like he was going through the motions; a couple have contained themes or scenes which were too dark or distasteful for my liking; and a couple have contained irritating paranormal incidents. But there was nothing that spoiled this one for me.
There are two strands to the plot, and both of them are unusual and intriguing. I really wanted to read on and on. Like in a couple of his other books, one of the strands involves events going back decades. And Camilleri has some interesting things to say about our smartphone-addicted society. But I’m not going to spoil things by saying anything else about the plot.
Escape for a while to Montalbano’s world!
I'm adding a postscript after reading an interesting point made by another reviewer. That reviewer is not happy about the accents that translator Stephen Sartarelli gives to Catarella and Adelina.
When I read a Montalbano novel for the first time several years ago, I too felt doubtful about those accents. I thought at first that Sartarella was using the sort of corny, stereotyped language that writers often condescendingly put into the mouths of working class characters.
But I soon realised that this was not the case. What Sartarelli is actually doing is carrying out the difficult task of translating Camilleri’s original Italian editions, in which:
(1) Adelina’s Italian is of a rough and ready working class type, with lots of grammatical errors.
(2) Both Adelina and Catarella use a lot of Sicilian dialect. (I’ve had a go at reading some stories in the original Italian, and Camilleri’s use of Sicilian dialect makes them difficult.)
(3) Catarella is a clownish character whose linguistic confusion is used for comic effect.
So Sartarelli is actually making a good job of a difficult task. Once you get tuned into it, this language adds to the humour – unless Catarella-ish humour doesn’t appeal to you, of course.
time I meet with Montalbano, Fazio, Cat and Mimi between the pages of a book.
The story swallowed me whole while I'm laying Ill in bed, feverish and anxious, about the dark world around us amidst covid 19 sweeping the world, Camilleri has managed to draw me in, my dreams mixing with the dialogue and drama of the plot has gripped me, from the Swedish filming around Vitaga and irritating Monatalbano like a cat with fleas and two mysteries, twisting and turning, leading a merry dance.
The humour, humanity and humbleness at times move me, with tears of laughter and sorrow, moody and dark, playful and subtle. I love how Camilleri writes.
Very enjoyable, just so sad to come to the end of a wonderful series of books and tv programmes.
In the meantime Montalbano is asked to investigate an intriguing mystery – why did a man’s late father take a photo of the same piece of wall on the same date every year? This is pretty much the only mystery until half way through the book when armed men burst into Mimi’s son’s class and threaten the children, leading Montalbano into the unfamiliar territory of social media and the internet.
As this series has progressed it seems to have got less ‘Sicilian’. This one drifts along in a satisfactory way until the reveal on the two cases (which to be honest you can see coming).
That said I loved being back with Montalbano and crew and am very aware that there cannot be many more books left in the series. Maybe not a good reason to give it four stars, but I’m going to anyway because I read it slowly since I didn’t want it to end and I shall certainly be reading the next one.
But thankfully this final instalment is a good one: Two parallel mysteries occupy Montalbano - one in the present and one set in 1957. As always the writing is deceptively simple, the local flavours are strong (and as per usual annotated by Stephen Saltarelli, the translator), and the plotting is somewhat twisted.
Besides the usual protagonists, even a former romantic flame appears in a small supporting role (like many avid fans I have long held out the hope that Salvo’s arid love life with Genoa resident Livia would be superseded by a more enlivening relationship but Camilleri has - perhaps in disdain of Italy’s obsession with romance and sex -consistently underemphasised his hero’s emotional entanglements).
The tragedies decoded by the dogged inspector are classic examples of the human condition, and while the story is leavened by a comedic show business element, whistfulness prevails even as the main threads are artfully woven to produce a broadly happy ending.
The reader is left hoping that Italian TV will see its way to putting Luca Zingarelli through his paces in filming the final episodes in the gorgeous townscapes of the Noto Valley in a suitably entertaining fashion - and to perhaps book a B&B stay in the TV inspector’s house in Marina di Ragusa (Marinella) through AirBnB ...