The City of Falling Angels

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Taking the fire that destroyed the Fenice theatre in 1996 as his starting point, John Berendt creates a unique and unforgettable portrait of Venice and its extraordinary inhabitants. Beneath the exquisite facade of the world's most beautiful historic ...Continua
Ha scritto il 23/04/12
My thoughts
I liked this book about Venice - its history, people and events, especially in the late 20th century.
Ha scritto il 06/10/11
This book seemed to cover more of the characters of Venice than what actually happened to the historic Fenice Opera House. Venice is a very intriguing city with many problems not visible to the tourists that spend a few days there. The book does co ...Continua
Ha scritto il 07/04/09
This book is about Venetians. Each chapter is a tale of one eccentric charactor in Venice, with the background at the fire of the historic opera house Fenice.

While the book isn't so bad, but I think it is really over praised. The chapters are

While the book isn't so bad, but I think it is really over praised. The chapters are irrelevant to one another, and most of them have nothing to do with Fenice either. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 09/09/08
REading history without realizing you are doing it!!
Ha scritto il 28/03/07
Reading The Corrections
Having read John Behrendt's excellent Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and its explorations of Savannah, Georgia, I was curious to see what direction he might take with Venice. While the book starts off with a conflagration as the Fenice opera ...Continua
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