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Night Bus

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
“An ironic and relentless thriller. A chase that won’t let you catch your breath until the last page.”—Carlo Lucarelli, author of Day after Day

“A perfect blend of a fast-paced chase film with biting satire; pot-shots taken at politicians, the secret service, the police, the idle and less idle rich, and other urban low-lifers. Let war begin.”—La Republica

“Inspired by the ha
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Paperback, 312 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Bitter Lemon Press
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Maddy
Jul 06, 2016 Maddy rated it really liked it
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PROTAGONIST: Francesco, bus driver and Lelia, hustler
SETTING: Bologna, Italy
RATING: 3.75
WHY: Lelia picks up men, drugs them and then robs them. When she does that to a man named Andrea, she unwittingly becomes involved in someone else's grand scheme. On the run, she meets Francesco, a night bus driver, who is buried under gambling debts. Before you know it, they are fleeing the police, the schemers and Francesco's loan shark. The pace is rapid fire and the humor dark. I had trouble keeping track
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Karen
Jul 02, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime, italy
Francesco is a bus driver and gambling addict. Leila is a hustler, picking up men in night clubs and robbing them. Francesco is having big problems with Bear, a debt collector who doesn't have that nickname for no reason. Leila gets more than she bargains for when she finds the key to a locker on a man she's in the process of robbing.

Following that key to the associated locker finds Leila involved in something much bigger than she could have expected. Francesco and Leila find allies in each othe
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M M
Apr 27, 2013 M M rated it really liked it
Giampiero Rigosi's Night Bus is about two rootless characters and seedy Bologna. Leila is thirty-ish, pretty, a hunter of men's wallets (she picks up her marks, drugs them and absconds with their money). Francesco is a bus-driver with a gambling addiction. There is a politician who is being blackmailed and who has arranged for payment to be made in return for the incriminating document. There are secret service agents, no better than thugs, who are after the blackmailers so that they can make ...more
Cateline
Jun 20, 2013 Cateline rated it really liked it
A blurb on the front cover from Times Literary Supplement says..."A black comedy in the style of Quentin Tarantino.". I am not too familiar with Tarantino, except by reputation, but I believe the blurb is correct.

This is a fast paced, heist, comedy of errors, shoot-em-up story, with very bad gangsters, very, very bad so-called government agents, corrupt cops and the obligatory "innocent" couple. Oh, I almost forgot the corrupt Minister of Something, high up in the Italian government that is bein
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