Loved it! more twists than a plate of spaghetti! The conversations were very funny, even some with Italian accents.
Very amusing and very quick read. Good mystery.
The subject here: loyalty. There's an interesting parallel between the Mafia Boss, his loyal team and the response to a lack of loyalty, and the Inspector's loyal team and his response to disloyalty. Montelbano's response is to grieve, and then to arrange for the disloyal one's lies to be unmasked in such a way that he is not distroyed but reconciled. His response parallels Christ's. It's a religious novel, dare I say.
In what ways is sexual betrayal - the same or different? Is sex just sex? or, imbedded in relationships, is it a parallel betrayal? Montelbano recognizes his own betrayal but doesn't seem to take it quite as seriously as Mimi's. A shower afterwards seems to help somewhat. Are relationships between men more important than those between a man and a woman?
Camilleri is a wonderful story teller. The plot doesn't quite make sens,I dont know if that's originality or incompetence, but it doesn't seem to matter. Fun book.
These books are so much the same from one to another that they now remind me of the series of 70 Amsterdam mysteries by the late A. C. Baantjer. In Baantjer and Camilleri books, nobody ever grows up emotionally. no on-going situations appear among the continuing characters and none of the police guys gets better at his job. No new characters arrive and no previous ones depart.
I guess it’s so that people can read the books in any sequence whatever without getting confused about who’s who, but it all makes for too much sameness from one episode to another. It was sort of fun at first, though all that food stuff has always annoyed me, but I am now getting quite tired of this whole series. And I’m especially tired of the police character Catarelli who speaks bad English that you have to read slowly to decipher. It’s all too cute for words.
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