Book Review of The City of Falling Angels

The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels
Author: John Berendt
Genre: Nonfiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Benendts next foray after Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil takes him to Venice. His account begins with a synopsis of the inferno that destroyed La Fenicethe centuries old opera house. What follows is a twisted tale of malfeasance, misconduct, incompetence, criminal negligence, political maneuvering, and what I would call the Shylock syndrome. Betwix the scenario of the fire we learn more than we wish to know about the citys history, particularly that of its resident aristocracy and their quasi-legal scheming. This book failed to hold my interest when it floated away from the La Fenice scenario; in fact, I found it downright boring at times. Judge for yourself!