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Pista neraAnd boast a clearance rate of 100%Montalbano is a Columbo type not a fumbler but something of a softie who is very good at gaining your trust and the gradual coughing up of information For any cop information is the key Rocco has a different style He s a city guy the city is Rome and to call him hard boiled is like calling Hitler mean Rocco s method is to begin olitely enough but the exchange uickly degenerates into a discussion of your sister and how she makes her living followed by a uick blow to the nose drawing bloodRocco is smart creative and violent Also funny and relentless in ursuit of the one thing that truly gets the juices flowing to No Peace for the Damned put your low life ass behind bars Rocco was married but his wife is dead murdered in a drive by Rocco was the target but the bullets found his wife instead The event changed him He was a hard case before his wifes death then became harder There are two sides to Rocco He leads a double life He is a viceuestore who dabbles in a bit of armed robbery on the side He grew up in Rome in the Trastevere district and growing up along with him were Sebastiano Furio Brizio It was a gang that did what gangs do toull jobs and break a few heads At some The Darfsteller And Other Stories point maturity beckoned and they were obliged to find jobs Rocco became a cop But they remained friends virtually brothers and to mend their criminal ways was a thought they never got around to thinking The money is important because even a viceuestore makeseanuts and Rocco is a sport the elegant type who More Bitter Than Death prefers not to deprive himself He has a coolad wears wears the 900 euro suit the 400 euro shoes eats the 90 euro meal Its called overheadPista Nera Black Run is the first in the series of five gialli by Manzini featuring Rocco and his stalwart gangster crew The setting is Aosta in the north way north Rocco has always lived and worked in Rome he despises cold weather the snow that goes with it and any kind of snow related activity But he s in exile Something happened in Rome that is never made clear The Vom schwarzen Revier zur neuen Welt: gesammelte Gedichte prevailing gossipoints to a woman the wife of a judge In Italian they say er toccare una donna che non doveva toccare to touch a woman you shouldn t be touchingBut either way here he is in Aosta freezing his coglioni and doing his best to accommodate himself to the locals and their rovincial ways I wont get into the The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family plot a bizarre murder that reuires a master detective to unravel but leave it for you to read on your own Meanwhile here are 2 scenes to establish the toneOmar Borghetti is a ski instructor in Aosta andossible murder suspect Rocco has invited him to drop in at the uestura for a chat But Omar never shows and Rocco is obliged to track him down Shadows in a Timeless Myth playing cards in a bar The following exchange occursOmar I heard you were looking for me WhyRocco Because I m in love with youOmar being cute Is this about aarking ticketRocco Faccia di merda You think they send a viceuestore to collect finesOmar You talk tough behind that uniformRocco I m not wearing the uniform I m wearing a 900 euro suitFrom here things deteriorate further until Rocco to C++ Primer precisely clarify the situation delivers one of hisatented blows to the bridge of the nose precisely clarify the situation delivers one of his atented blows to the bridge of the nose break the nose and now there is blood Omar is staggered and a bit frightened Rocco roduces a handkerchief for the blood and the interview roceeds Rocco returns to the office but first stops off at the lab to visit with Fumagalli the athologist to test the handkerchief for DNAI loved that scene Heres anotherRocco in a bar having a coffee while listening in on a conversation between two women at the next table They are mid fifties speaking of a man one of the woman has recently met and her friend says he is hot he loves you and very important he has money And you know what my mother used to sayNo what did she used to sayShe used to say when your breasts no longer Zees Story point at the stars but at your feet its time to start buying expensive shoesAny uestions Novel set in Champoluc Italian Alps Theolice can be your friend or your worst nightmare Introducing deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone recently transferred under duress to Val d Aosta from Rome His natural habitat is not the sprawling land mass of the Alps in the month of February covered in deep freezing snow he is a townie born and bred He has history He also has a curmudgeonly and bullying manner He has an eye for the ladies He seems to be a bit of misogynist In other words it s a struggle to warm to him Like many other fictional olice officers he too has a uirk when he meets eople he sums them up in his head and allocates them an euivalent often rare in the animal world For example Alfonso Lorisaz is not filed away in his mind simply as a rodent no he is a rodent from the suborder Sciuromorpha specifically a Castor Fiber the Eurasian beaver I guess the usual roclivities like eating cooking origami and drinking treble espressos have already been bagged by other European detectivesOne evening as the snowcats or iste bashers repare the slopes for another day of skiing driver Amedeo is minding his own business as he loughs back and forth across the istes joint in hand earbuds blasting music He is ordered to take a lane down from the Crest and as he motors down he crunches over something that turns out to be a body the snowcat having ground it up with its tillers and splattered corpse components across the snow It is the body Of Leone Miccich With The Remains Of A Red Cloth Leone Miccich with the remains of a red cloth down his throat The unfortunate victim may hale from Sicily but Schiavone decides this is clearly not a Mafia kil. Erò ha talento Mette un tassello dietro l'altro nell'enigma dell'inchiesta collocandovi vite e caratteri delle ersone come fossero frammenti di un uzzle Non è un brav'uomo ma non si uò non One Man's Justice parteggiareer lui forse A Little Hotel On The Side per la sua vigorosa antipatia verso i luoghi comuni che ci circondano forseerché è l'unico baluardo contro il male Heute Ziehst Du Aus: Roman peggiore la morteer mano omicida in natura la morte non ha colpe o forse er ualche altro motivo che chiude in fondo al cuor. Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiaovne has some shtick His tongue wags uickly and he says what most eople think but wouldn t have the gall to say He has a dark Kapriolen Des Schicksals[Roman] past is happy to do some illegal moonlighting if money is involved and loves women There is a crime in this story but I think it is about establishing the character and his secret orrobably one of themA story with style On the cover of my copy it says Diamond hard crime writing Financial Times I say that the Financial Times doesn t know much about writing than it does about the The Magnanimous Heart political situation in Spain for which I give it low marks I would describe the writing as a cheaplastic imitation of a diamondOur hero Schiavone is a womanizer he s rude he insults his own officers he himself engages in criminal activities Being vulgar doesn t make one hard boiled it makes one vulgar Manzini tried all the tricks available to make Schiavone hard boiled but as far as I m concerned he failed I want my detectives to have some moral fiber and I want to like them I like detectives Maigret Montalbano Morse Spade and even on the right day Poirot who is oached I didn t like Schiavone A foul mouthed disrespectful cynical corrupt oliceman exiled to a small alpine town in Italy Rocco Schiavone gradually becomes a complex sympathetic character The writing is fluid the description vivid the situations unusual and interesting What an outstanding detective novel It s a real Over Mintmarks and Hot Repunched Mintmarks page turner not because of any excitement in thelot there is very little action er se but because it is beautifully crafted There is almost no extraneous information everything in the book is there for a reason and adds to your understanding The rotagonist who is the focus of virtually every One Day in December page is a rather imperfect but extremely intelligent detective We really get to know him as this novel unfolds It s very well written for its genre not chock full of clich s though a few of the minor characters are familiar types forolice novels It s full of very fun collouial Italian Is there a better language for swearing than Italian I doubt it All in all a really fun read and I ll be sure to look for novels by Antonio Manzini This book starts out Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts promisingly enough A mutilated body is discovered on the slopes of a ski resort in the Italian Alps and there are some interesting descriptions of the landscape and theeople who live thereHowever things go rapidly downhill with the arrival of the investigating oliceman Rocco Schiavone is a corrupt short tempered womanising bully In fact he is such an all round over the top badass that the only way to view him is as a comic arody However that effect is spoilt by an italicised section at the end of each chapter which attempts to give an insight into his mind and make him sympathetic Not only does this signify that the author is unsure which type of novel he is writing but Shiavone wallows in so much self Isabel de Solis, Soraya: Un Cuento de Amor En La Alhambra pity any extra sympathy from the reader is superfluousThere is some strange diversion from the mainlot midway through concerning a hijacked truck bound for Turin Once that is done with the central Out of the Box plot seems almost forgotten and uite frankly I d lost interest in who killed the man at the ski resort or whyThe only good thing I can say about this novel is that it s mercifully short so I didn t waste too much time reading it I certainly won t be wasting any time on didn t waste too time reading it I certainly won t be wasting any time on author s work I literally had to force myself to read the first half of this book for so many reasons For one a main character who comes across as a very hostile angry and hatefulerson with no conscience and every time he opens his mouth is to insult degrade and cut down someone in a worse way The First Secret of Edwin Hoff possible such as the way he insults one of subordinates about his weight missing teeth the way his hair looks etc He looks at each female he comes across as someone he can have his way with to satisfy hishysical needs not as human being to relate on an emotional level This is a law enforcement officer who has no respect for law to the oint of keeping a stash at his drawer and smoking ot at work during business hours It is not beneath him drawer and smoking ot at work during business hours It is not beneath him in half of the drugs he confiscates to the authorities and keeping the other half to sell it illegally to ocket the money He bullies País íntim people to intimidate and to make them do what he wants them to do even breaking the law such as making theostmaster delivering the murder victim s mail to him and resorts to violence if he doesn t like what someone says It seems it is the all the rage Under Lock and Key portraying troubled and emotionally immature characters in cop shows on TV today However these characters have some redeemable relatable and likeable character traits unlike Rocco the main character in this book While the first half of the book doesn t have much of a story line or character development in the secondart of the book the story icks up speed the suspense builds up the murder mystery starts unfolding and one starts seeing some kindness and feelings in Rocco Overall the writing style of the book is so uniue descriptive and leasure the read Obviously the author of this book is so talented Never the less the characters in a book need to be relatable and likeable on some level however flawed they may be in order to sell books The first Lignin Biodegradation: Microbiology, Chemistry, and Potential Applications: Volume II part of the book is no than two stars and the lastart is four Since I liked the last Something Wicked part written exceptionally well I may give another try to this series before I make up my mind On the back cover there s a blurb by Andrea Camilleri which readsManzini devotes space to his characters th. Semisepolto in mezzo a unaista sciistica sopra Champoluc in Val d'Aosta viene rinvenuto un cadavere Sul corpo è Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover passato un cingolato in usoer spianare la neve smembrandolo e rendendolo irriconoscibile Poche tracce lì intorno Freud and His Followers per il viceuestore Rocco Schiavone daoco trasferito ad Aosta briciole di tabacco lembi di indumenti resti organici di varia ezzatura e un macabro segno che non si è trattato di un incidente ma di un delitto La vittima si chiama Leo. An to events and the detective story is a retext for talking brilliantly about Italian societyand I would have to agree with him wholeheartedly Set in the alpine mountains of Val D Aosta in Italy the book starts with a gruesome scene as a snocat operator is making his way in the dark down a mountain ski track heading into the village of Crest at the Champoluc ski resort He s singing out loud hitting the high notes while cheerfully listening to Ligabue on the radio Suddenly he realizes that the snocat has hit something He gets out and notices feathers being blown about by the wind Still uncomprehending he walks on until he runs into an enormous red stain churned into the white blanket of snow The next look he takes has him throwing up and this is where we meet Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone who is awakened during a sound sleep and sent out to have a look The discovery of a mangled body uts Schiavone in charge of a case that has any number of otential suspects once the dead erson is identified Schiavone is not I repeat NOT your typical crime solving Chief Inspector For one thing he has this bizarre habit of meeting a A'dan Z'ye Yaşar Kemal person and giving them some sort of animal euivalent in his head genus species order suborder He srone to ridicule those who serve underneath him if he finds them lacking He is a definite ladies man but at the same time comes off as a misogynist he is also Nacht prone to using violence or threats as a means ofutting fear into eople He scoffs at the eople of Val D Aosta as they seem to be beneath him somehow and uite frankly he s crooked Everything gets compared to Rome where he d reviously worked before he was sent seemingly into exile where he is right now The story of what happened in Rome has to wait until later in the story but when it comes out it does sort of give you an idea of why he became what I called an asshat in my reading status updates However he is very very good at what he does even if you don t agree with his methods or you don t think that s how cops ought to work By the end of the book I actually felt kind of sorry for the guy In coming to understand him something opped out at me right as the book was about to end where the author describes him as someone who was struggling to leave behind the ugliest things he d lived through Who was trying to forget the evil committed and the evil received The blood the screams the dead who The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together presented themselves behind his eyelids every time he shut his eyes He often finds himself in a swamp which was always there where the boundary between good and evil between right and wrong no longer exists And there are no nuances in the swamp Either youlunge in headfirst or you stay out There is no middle groundWhile the mystery itself is kind of run of the mill as far as the bigger Curse of Rocky Colavito picture goes as Camilleri states the focus is all on the characters As he also notes Manzini doesn t hesitate to draw attention toroblems in Italian society which I ll leave the reader to discover The bottom line to me is that while it is definitely tough to warm up to Schiavone until you see where he s coming from I m drawn way to character than to lot so Black Run is most definitely in my wheelhouse Personally I think that readers who ve given low ratings to this novel are looking for a thriller sort of thing that they didn T Get And That get and that they ve sort of misunderstood Manzini s emphasis on his main character Oh well I thought it was a fine debut series novel and I will definitely be waiting for the next one 25 stars rounded up because of the bucolic location in the Italian Alps Comparisons to Camillieri s Inspector Montalbano character are a real stretch and not just because Deputy Chief Rocco Schiavone is Italian not Sicilian He s just not a good guy The novel opens with a snow cat driver accidentally driving over a body on a backwoods shortcut Schiavone is called to the scene not dressed for the weather The victim is the husband of a very attractive owner of a restaurantbar in the Aosta area and it is a basic small town mystery but for the nefarious activities of Schiavone Book review Black Run by Antonio ManziniThe Italian word for yellow is giallo Giallo also refers to a articular kind of novel the crime novel Why are these books called giallo gialli in the lural Because in 1929 the ublisher Mondadori issued a number of them in a cheap aperback edition with a yellow coverThe genre has lost none of its steam and the Montalbano stories set in Sicily written by Andrea Cammileri have become a ublishing The Kennel Club's Illustrated Breed Standards: The Official Guide to Registered Breeds phenomenon exceeded only by thehenomenon of the TV series The episodes are freuently aired opposite the soccer and beats the soccer in the ratings Cammileri age 90 is still going strong writing and smoking 4 Sons of Brahma packs a day In Italy he s a God When was the last time a writer left the house and got mobbed inublic If Cammileri has an heir it would be Antonio Manzini a student at the University of Rome in the 80 s when Camilleri was in residence teaching theatre and Italian literature Manzini started out as an actor made the switch to directing and then another switch to writer and his first book Pista Nera Black Run ublished in 2006 was a best seller Here I want to talk about the Manzini books and the erson of the cop viceuestore chief detective Rocco Schiavone Rocco and Montalbano share one thing in common a person of the cop viceuestore chief detective Rocco Schiavone Rocco and Montalbano share one thing in common a for solving homicide cases Take any city in the world and if the olice department can claim a homicide clearance rate of 50% they are superstars But Montalbano and Rocco solve all their cases. Ne Miccichè È un catanese di famiglia di imprenditori vinicoli venuto tra le cime e i ghiacciai ad aprire una lussuosa attività turistica insieme alla moglie Luisa Pec un'intelligente bellezza del luogo che spicca tra le tante che stuzzicano i facili appetiti del viceuestore Davanti al uale si aprono tre iste la vendetta di mafia i debiti il delitto assionale uello di Schiavone è stato un trasferimento unitivo È un oliziotto corrotto ama la bella vita ,