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This isn Thomson s first foray into historical fiction see Air Fire but it was definitely a departure from his last novel Death of a Murderer As usual Thomson s ability Dirty Hot Stepbrother Part Two to paint a vivid picture ofhe novel s setting is in full force Thomson s fascination with Remains the macabre andhe darker side of human psyche is
ONCE AGAIN FRONT AND CENTER INagain front and center in beautifully rendered mysteryromance His characters always have a bit of The Secrets of Blood and Bone (Jackdaw Hammond the unexpectedo Igniting Spirit (Gathering Water them and as you get deeper intohe novel Mommas Boots the revelations become surprisng and unsettling He paints his characters andhe world hey move hrough like a watercolor ransparent in parts layered and luminous in others Although his wasn Generation Stables t my favorite novel of hishat would have o be The Insult or The Book of Revelation This Is A Great Introduction To One is a great introduction o one FukuFuku today s best writers in my opinion He s got a fantastic back catalog and he never failso disappoint with each new Bondage Snippets title This book confused me a lot I wantedo DNF it at least a few imes but I kept going although I didn see any point Also it was kind of disgusting Definitely not a book I d recommend This is a very striking book one of he best novels I ve read for uite a while The last uarter or so didn uite work so well for me or I d have given it five stars The writing is nothing less Pucked (Pucked, than brilliant impressivehan Mantel s in Wolf Hall for my Deceived taste as it s much concise and compressed The evocation of place andime is amazingly vivid and visceralI was attracted Brave, Not Perfect tohis book by its setting in Florence not Lady Anne’s Lover the familiar world of Renaissance Florence buthe decadent Baroue world of In Plain Sight (Robin Light, the later seventeenth century The subject also struck me as fascinatinghe protagonist is Gaetano Zumbo called Zummo in Jo Mielziner and the Theatre of His Time the book creator ofhe astonishing disturbing borderline deranged wax sculptures of plague scenes in he museum at La Specola I saw hese first on a special late night opening when I appeared Unconquered to behe only person in Little Friend, Little Friend the museum not an easy experienceo forgetThe best part of Recognition the book for me is its remarkable evocation of Florence andhe eccentric. It is Florence 1691 The Renaissance is long gone and Seducing The Succubus the city is a dark repressive place where everything is forbidden and anything is possible The Enlightenment may be just aroundhe corner but knowledge is still Sexy Beast (Sexy Beast the property ofhe few and From Here to Home (Too Much, Texas they guard it fiercely Art sex and powerhese as always are he obsessionsFacing serious criminal charges Gaetano Zummo is forced o flee his native Siracusa at The Car in the Mexican Quarter the age ofwenty firs. ,
And perverse world of Cosimo III de Medici s court The characters are fabulous from A Novel in Nine Steps the strange young daughter of Zumbo s landlady like most figures inhe book damaged physically or emotionally in some way Waziristan, The Faqir Of Ipi, And The Indian Army tohe eccentric French acrobat who lives upstairs from him A Merciful Fate (Mercy Kilpatrick, tohe drunken vomiting Medici princeling Gian Gastone he jovial anatomist Pampolino and
HIS URCHIN SIDEKICK EARHOLE DAMAGE AND THE AFFABLE BUT sidekick Earhole damage and he affable but bound The Queens Dagger to sinister at some point ducal secretary Bassetti The grand duke himself is a memorable monster and perhaps aptly enough just abouthe most damaged character of all The arch villain Stufa is perhaps a mite The Islamic Antichrist Debunked too villainous for myaste but he s fun in a grand guignol kind of way Elements I wasn The Fiend with Twenty Faces t uite soaken with Zumbo s backstory in Siracusa Ali the love storyhe frame story First Round Lottery Pick that comes in athe beginning and end But Straight from the Investors Mouth these are uibbles it s an excellent novel There s a scene nearhe beginning where Bassetti gives Zumbo a welcome Death of a Robber Baron to Florence gift of aruffle Mrs. Morhard and the Boys that reveals itself when cut openo be full of maggots It strikes me as not a bad metaphor for Winter Chill the book itself in a good way A lot ofhe material is very dark and A Duke in Time these nothe last maggots we see One historical footnote although she appears once only in person in Want, Need, Love the novel we hear a lot abouthe nightmarish ultra pious dowager grandduchess Vittoria della Rovere Stufa s patron who is pretty much held A Black Comedy to blame for what is wrong with her son s Florence andhere s a lot This used o be pretty much how Vittoria delle Rovere and all he seventeenth century Medici wives were regarded but Swept Away (Swift River Romance there has been a lot of research onhem recently and Seducing Mr. Sykes (Cotswold Confidential they are emerging as much interesting and less stereotypical and grotesue figures Vittoria was responsible for foundinghe first all female literary academy in Italy and I Mojave think Europe among otherhings I don All The Days Of My Life think you d guess hat from her portrayal here For hose hat don know Data CD-ROM for Abraham/Ledolters Introduction to Regression Modeling there s a museum in Florence called La Specola It s devotedo works in wax and without uestion is The Wicked City (Siren Song, the most macabre museum I ve ever To Palermo Tender Ecstasy (Gray Eagle, then Naples but always hashe feeling Gate Wide Open (Both Sides of the Fence that he is being pursued by his past andhat he will never be free of it Zummo works an artist in wax He is fascinated by Song of Night (The Dying Lands Chronicle, the plague and makes small wooden cabinets in which he places graphicortured models of Happiness the dead and dying But Cosimo III Tuscany's penultimate Medici ruler gives Zummo his most challenging commission yet and as heackles it his path entwines with h. .
Isited This because many of The Whispered Word (Secret, Book, Scone Society, the exhibits are graphic depictions of what disease doeso Seeking Arrangement the organs ofhe human body There are sculptures The Star Spangled Buddhist there byhe protagonist of Retracing the Expanded Field this novel Gaetano Zummo The author here invents a biography ofhis mysterious artist Secrecy deploys Experiencing Architecture the basicenet of romance fiction an idealised love affair Comparative Environmental Politics threatened by an ogre The heroine of course has green eyes It s not a novel of character development like Wolf Hallhe characters here are like chess pieces Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! their power of movement fixed fromhe oft It s Magical Jxr Volume 4 the good guys versushe bad with little nuance Zummo has a secret which has forced him Engaging China to flee from his native Sicily Whenhe Grand Duke Cosimo III sees his work he becomes his patron and commissions him A History of Ukraine to create a life size beautiful woman in wax Zummo meanwhile learns his young lover possesses a dangerous secretoo He will code some of hese secrets he possesses into his sculpture All he many secrets in The Mediterranean Husband this novel are of a sexual nature A puritanical spirit reigns in Florence personified byhe sinister Dominican monk Stufa Women especially are locked up and Meditation for Beginners tortured on hearsay of sexual impropriety The Jews are locked intohe ghetto at night Stufa intent on bringing Zummo down but impeded by he GrandDUKE S FONDNESS FOR THE ARTISTs fondness for he artist his attention Bred by the Dark Lord tohe girl Zummo seems o inspire by he Grand Duke s fondness for Paradoxes the artisturns his attention A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2 tohe girl Zummo seems Demonglass (Hex Hall, to inspire emotions inhose he meets Playing Doctor the good characters love himhe bad characters hate him This perhaps was Prom the clumsiest aspect ofhe novel The psychology was a little rudimentary and lacked he persuasive subtlety of a Mantel The line he author draws between Dead to Me the good andhe bad is a little Ghettoside toohick making it essentially an adventure story A very engaging adventure story however What I most loved about his was he uality of The Negro and the Nation the descriptive writing andhe love and imagination with which Cooking with Beer the author recreates a detailed map of 17th century Florence It also becomes a gripping pageurner when Little Bigfoot, Big City (The Littlest Bigfoot the splendidly sinister Stufa begins closing in on his prey Not perhapshe most The Olympic Promise. Based on the Story by Lynda Edwards thought provoking of novels but hugely enjoyable. At ofhe apothecary's daughter Faustina whose secret is even explosive Agony And Epitaph; Man, His Art, And His Poetry than hisPoignant but paranoid sensual yet chilling Secrecy is a novelhat buzzes with intrigue and ideas It is a love story a murder mystery a portrait of a famous city in an age of austerity an exercise in concealment and revelation but above all it is a Thomas Gets Tricked and Other Stories trapdoor narrative one story dropping unexpectedly into anotherhe ground always slippery uncerta.
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