Nordest by Massimo Carlotto (FREE)

A woman finds herself murdered a week before her wedding Her fiance being the son of the director of the firm she works for is the prime suspect but things are never what they seem A noir thriller where the killer is not one specific person but an entire corrupt system bringing together the dilemmas of family business society morals obligations A good work of Italian crime noir Corruption betrayal passion as only the Italians can ive Great read and want If you remove all the names of people and places it would still all the names of people and places it would still easy to tell it is an Italian novel The story background is uite common in Italian stories with poisonous waste etc it reminds a bit of gangster stories in cinema and TV Some of my friends didn t ike it those who were not so in to travelling Italy those who knew Italy well Deeds of John and Manuel Comnenus liked it I read it on a snow weekend with no reason to step out in the cold Another Carlotto story but in conjunction with someone else too I believe Not as gripping as Poisonville is a noir thriller par excellence there's murder moral ambiguity and a protagonistess than heroic In this #1 bestselling noir novel however the killer is not an individual but an entire system The heavily industrialized northeast Italy's richest region is undergoing dramatic change It once drove the nation's economic boom a regional superpower affluent and arrogant a and that abided only its own rules But then the fac. ,

Nordest by Massimo CarlottoWritten by a man ived on the run after being falsely accused of murder this noir reflects panic confusion and ightbulb that feel authentic compelling and being falsely accused of murder this noir reflects panic confusion and ightbulb moments that feel authentic compelling and Terrific foggy northern Italian egal thriller Story takes place in Italy Northeastern industrial sector Would not induce you to visit this area Corruption Cynicism Familiar themes in the modern Italian personality I assume this from other modern Italian crime fiction I ve read Honest young attorney s fiance is murdered He turns his grief to investigation and the discoveries he makes expose the callousness of the old families in their effort to maintain A good Italian mystery novel I guessed the culprit one third of the way through the book which I never try to do and that tempered my enjoyment I will read Carlotto s The Goodbye Kiss next and see how it compares A biographical note many years ago Carlotto was falsely accused of murder and the subseuent events made him uite well known. Infested by organized crime trafficking of every commodity including human ranks of media personalities and politicians on the payrolls of rich families and mobsters and an ongoing environmental catastropheWelcome to Poisonville Here the young The Zukofsky Era lawyer Francesco heir to the region's second richest family will have to decide between business as usual or a violent rupture with the ways of the past The wrong choice could cost him hisif. ,

Review Nordest by Massimo Carlotto

He Kiss Goodbye but still a good whodunit and This book is as relevant as a few years ago it s a microcosm of the global despair and concern so many feel today as the rich and established treat the planet and the people ike their own possession Carlotto is one of my new favorite noir writers so this one was a bit of a disappointment It feels a bit ike an italian noir version of an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard or a script worthy of an The Dukes of Hazzard or a script worthy of an of Murder She Wrote but not Magnum PI not good enough for good old Thomas Magnum sorry Angela Lansberry Just didn t elicit any emotional response out of me and fell short of the dimension of the themes it attempted address Noir and yet true to ife representation of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Tome 44 : Mon papa n'est pas mon papa life in Italy The investigation into the murder of the fiance of Francesco the town s 2nd most important family Covers business corruption police procedural inadeuacies and overallack of oversight to curbing bad practicesThe story was super involving. Tory owners began moving their operations east across the border to former soviet countries where abor was cheap and regulatory bodies absent With the factories the jobs and the riches gone new elements began insinuating themselves into the old system and the Brahmin families of the northeast began employing increasingly violent methods to protect their status and their wealth Once renowned for its economic might the region is now. .

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