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The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels
Author: John Berendt
Venice - A city of masks and riddles, where narrow streets and passageways form a giant maze that confounds the uninitiated and deepens the sense of mystery. As captivating as it is elusive, the city teeters in precarious balance between endurance and decay. In 1996, a sensational fire destroyed the historic Fenice opera house, where five of Ver...  more »
ISBN: 52772
Pages: 412
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Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
What a fantastic read! John Berendt does an excelent job weaving in the quirky characters of Venice amidst a terrible tragedy of the loss of the Fenice Opera House. His descrptions and moments with the people of Venice, both the American ex-patriates and the Venetians, were at once hilarious and incredibly moving. I love his writing and highly recommnd for anyone -- it will make you want to move to Venice...
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I love the style this book is written in, You learn not only about the Fenice Opera house Fire ,Which Archimede Seguso master glass blower watched from his window and produced what is said to be his finest collection ever bowls and vases and such all black with orange ,red,and purple swirls a collection of over 100 pieces. This book is about all things venetian, History customs social stratus , The subtleties of going about things without offending.Last but not least a cast of players ranging from The everyday person to high society with tons of assorted important titles.If you loved "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil" You will adore this book,Rich in history and intrigue. I actually read it in two days because I was mesmerized by Venice and all things venetian.
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Helpful Score: 3
I was a little disappointed in this book just because "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" was one of my favorite books. This just didn't hold my attention as well.
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Helpful Score: 2
The book is well written, it keeps you engaged in the story, it's interesting, easy to read. I enjoyed the references to Venice's cultures, art & architectural treasures.
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Not as provacative as "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" but a pleasant read nonetheless.
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