Acqua Alta

by Donna Leon | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0330346261 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBibl-Theophilwing of München, Bayern Germany on 2/27/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBibl-Theophilwing from München, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Commissario Brunetti series

A big box with crime books was left in front of our door - I assume they were meant for Bookcrossing, although there was no note. (Nobody asked for them, either).

Journal Entry 2 by noname-blue at München, Bayern Germany on Friday, March 8, 2013
Part of a Ray

Journal Entry 3 by noname-blue at München, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Acqua Alta refers to the High Water which plague Venice when it rains too much and/or the tide is wrong.

The American archealogist who Brunetti met in book 1 as friend of the Italian singer crosses paths again: she is beaten up to keep from an appointment. Brunetti takes the case, which develops into murder when a dead men is found ...

Similar to the last book, one of the topics is again violence against women, though this ends on a better note. The race for Brett at the end is also very suspenseful. (And continuing the trend so far, men kill for money/ honor/ power).

A large role plays the lesbian relationship between the two women - I wonder how much this is a problem in Italy (with the catholic culture) and how much Leon is influenced by the issue this is in the US?

Altogether, average but interesting, with less of the things I found problematic in the earlier ones.

Journal Entry 4 by noname-blue at by post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, August 2, 2013

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I forgot the Entry - this is on its way to penelopwanders in Swiss.

Journal Entry 5 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Saturday, August 10, 2013
Seems to me I read this one a long time ago, but as I discovered with some of the previous books in this spiral, I don't really remember them so well that I can't enjoy them again. I'll try to include this in my bag when I leave on the second part of my holiday tomorrow, but it might be a tight squeeze. Thanks for making these available and sending.

Journal Entry 6 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Thursday, September 19, 2013
I had actually read this one several years ago and traded it away. I remembered it being very violent and not really liking it because of that. That remains true, but I do enjoy Brunetti and his crime-side manner. This came back to me via a Donna Leon spiral I've joined, and I decided to pick it up again rather than send it on unread. Once again, I'd forgotten enough of the story for it to be worth reading again.
I'll try to read the second soon and then post them on ... not sure where these go next though??

Journal Entry 7 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Monday, October 7, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (10/7/2013 UTC) at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland

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A skip and a jump and then not to Greece but to Canada... Enjoy!

Journal Entry 8 by janey-canuck at Guelph, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Received with thanks today. Package 2 is also on it's way to me. I'll be waiting until I get through Package 2 before picking this up.

Journal Entry 9 by janey-canuck at Guelph, Ontario Canada on Saturday, January 4, 2014
I enjoyed seeing Brett & Flavia again, though wish the circumstances had been better. This is one of the more enjoyable Brunetti books for me, so far, though I can't really explain why. I can't really say I'm loving that being from the south seems enough to indict someone - this is a running theme through all of the Brunetti books and it's starting to wear a bit thin. I love Paola and the kids - they are definitely the best parts of the books for me.

I've finished the next book already so I'll have these out to MmeClinton in the next week or so.

Journal Entry 10 by janey-canuck at Guelph, Ontario Canada on Saturday, February 8, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (2/4/2014 UTC) at Guelph, Ontario Canada

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My apologies - I forgot about these sitting waiting to go out… Got them in the mail to MmeClinton, hope she enjoys!

Journal Entry 11 by wingMmeClintonwing at South Berwick, Maine USA on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Received in a package from Janey-canuck, to add to the lovely set I am going to read this summer! No hurry, ever... I am just so pleased to have them!

Journal Entry 12 by wingMmeClintonwing at South Berwick, Maine USA on Saturday, July 5, 2014
Fifth in the series! Liked this one a lot. More extensive comments if you wish on my SHelfari bookshelf. Will soon be sending on to next on the ray.

Journal Entry 13 by LyekkaMarengo at Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Got this a while ago and just realized I didn't journal it. Haven't read this one yet and have no idea what to do with it when I'm done.

Journal Entry 14 by LyekkaMarengo at Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, May 10, 2019
Never got any instructions on what to do with these books so they will be moving on, just not sure where or when. Maybe AAUW in State College, PA

I read the first few in the series and they sort of got to be repetitive. Started to dislike the main character which is always the kiss of death. Never read this one.

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