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Reasonable Doubts (Guido Guerrieri #3)

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“Carofiglio writes crisp, ironical novels that are as much love stories and philosophical treatises as they are legal thrillers.”—The New Yorker

“Guerrieri could have just gotten off an Alitalia flight from the land of Grisham or the Los Angeles of Michael Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer. Sharp writing will keep readers turning the pages.”—Publishers Weekly

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Paperback, 275 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Bitter Lemon Press (first published 2006)
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Mike
I love this book. I listened to the audio book read beautifully by Sean Barrett. The book is written in a kind of world weary but gentle & sympathetic pathos. So much more human than the full on avenging angel Jack Reacher kind of an action story which I'm getting somewhat fed up with - For plot etc check out amazon. I'll be searching out more books from Gianrico Carofiglio.
Nancy Oakes
Carofiglio just keeps getting better, as Reasonable Doubts, book number three in this series, proves. While this book certainly has the makings of a good mystery contained within the story, Carofiglio continues his tradition of giving his character top billing rather than the crime. The focus on the internal life of Guido Guerrieri is a hallmark of all of the books in this series, but there is also enough tension rising external to Guerrieri's thoughts so that everything comes together to make a...more
Kristine Brancolini
In Reasonable Doubts attorney Guido Guerrieri has been asked to represent a convicted drug dealer who claims he was framed and coerced into confessing. The case is a long-shot but Guerrieri decides to take it on despite his history with the defendant, Fabio Paolicelli, who doesn't remember meeting Guido when they were young, under violent circumstances. The plot revolves around Guerrieri's efforts to have Paolicelli acquitted, so it might be considered a legal thriller, but it's actually more of...more
Jean-Pierre
Lorsqu'un livre est le récit d'un procès et de tout ce qui l'entoure, on peut craindre que qu'il soit un peu ennuyeux. Eh bien non: même si la meilleure partie du roman se passe dans et autour de la prison et des tribunaux --ce qui se passe entre l'avocat et la très belle femme de l'accusé, au lit notamment, est rappelé avec la plus grande retenue-- et si le playdoyer final est rapporté preque in extenso, tout reste (comme l'expriment deux des personnages) parfaitement compréhensible même pour q...more
Alberto
Si lascia leggere, è gradevole ma purtroppo la trama in tutti i romanzi del Guerrieri è sempre bene o male la stessa, i personaggi idem, il finale, idem, l'atmosfera idem.
Enrico Tassinari
Ragionevoli i miei dubbi?
Carofiglio ha uno splendido e originale modo di scrivere e io sono un grande fan della scrittura in prima persona. I due precedenti romanzi mi hanno appassionato. In questo ho trovato alcune forzature che non rendono merito della piacevolezza della scrittura e delle citazioni (formidabili): perchè costruire un personaggio complesso ed una relazione orginale con Margherita per foi farla scomparire in tre pagine senza nessuna analisi, senza elaborazione? Per far posto ai d...more
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Monica
Guido Guerrieri's lover Margherita has left him for a job opportunity in New York. He's at loose ends, going through the motions in court, regretting his failings, wishing he had a child. Then a beautiful Japanese-Italian woman walks into his office, asking him to represent her husband who has been accused of drug smuggling.

They had been on vacation in Montenegro. The car was searched when they returned to Italy and 40 kilos of cocaine were found. The man maintains he knows nothing about the dru...more
Pasteurisiert
Das erste Hörbuch “Reise in die Nacht” hat mir schon super gut gefallen. “Das Gesetz der Ehre”, spannend gelesen von Erich Räuker, ist ein weiteres Hörbuch, dem ich mit Vergnügen 5 von 5 Sternen gebe.

Diesmal verteidigt Avvocato Guerrieri einen des Drogenschmuggels verdächtigten Klienten, den er leider noch aus seiner Jugend als faschistischen Schläger kennt.

Gianrico Carofiglio erzählt über die Recherchen, welche für den Klienten wenig hilfreich ausfallen, die Gespräche mit seinen Informanten, de...more
Duesterwald-Online
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Avvocato Guido Guerrieri ist zurück und sogleich hat er auch einen neuen Mandaten an der Angel, der wegen Drogenschmuggel verhaftet wurde. Doch hält sich Guerrieris Freude über diesen besagten Mandaten im Zaum: Denn es handelt sich bei ihm um Fabio Paolicelli, in seiner Jugend bekannt als gewaltbereiter, faschistischer Teenager, der der Führer einer Jugendgang in Bari gewesen war. Eines seiner Opfer war damals auch Guido Guerrieri gewesen.

Aus Paolicelli ist mittlerweile ein fast vorbildli...more
Maddy
PROTAGONIST: Guido Guerriero, defense attorney
SETTING: Southern Italy
SERIES: #3 of 3
RATING: 4.75

Most of us can recall someone from our childhood who was incredibly mean to us. Even as adults, we may harbor some fantasies about getting revenge on the evil-doer. But most of us aren't in the pickle that Defense Attorney Guide Guerrieri is. His childhood nemesis and source of much humiliation is Fabio Paolicelli, aka "Fabio "Rayban", who seems to have forgotten Guido and asked that he defend him a d...more
Lars
The third book featuring the lawyer Guido Guerrieri, living and working in Bari. Again, it is a well written fast read you can enjoy within one evening. Again, it's very difficult not to feel sympathy for the protagonist, as he is a smart, intellectual but also down-to-earth guy. His only problem is that he can't talk about his feelings, which brings some difficulties in the current case - for example falling in love with the wife of his client. The third book doesn't focus so much on the past a...more
Pat
You can have all the verifiable evidence you like, but the 'truth' of the matter may still never be known. All you can do is tell a convincing story with the facts you have. As in a courtroom, so too in a novel. Carofiglio tells his stories from a first person perspective which makes his amiable lawyer, Guido Guerrieri, come to life on the page. We follow his philosophical meanderings as he wrestles with demons both past and present. With his lover away for an extended time on business, Guido fi...more
Mark Walker
Credit to the translator for getting across the simple and unfussy style of writing. This is like an Italian version of 1930's crime noir. All the elements are there. A sympathetic hero with lady troubles, a fine looking dame, nasty villains, a seemingly hopeless cause. Unlike the American noir novels the plot of this book is simple and all the characters are well signposted and delineated. I was interested in how the avvocato pulls together his arguments and which ones he chooses, although some...more
Giuseppe Ruotolo
Really average. This was actually the English translation by Howard Curtis. It really lost in translation mainly because Curtis takes it for granted that a great joke in Italian will have the same effect if translated literally and will be understood by his English readers . Wrong. A good example was the character 'Signor Katso', every Italian would have found that extremely funny. Curtis doesn't even explain why Carofiglio has chosen that particular name. Infact I don't even know why Curtis bot...more
Ilmatte
l'avevo già iniziato, e perso (mi capita anche troppo spesso) dopo le prime cinquanta pagine. ho fatto un gran bene a ricomprarlo.

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Michele Prosperi
Il libro l'ho divorato, bello. L'unico difetto è forse la troppa scontatezza, non tanto della bravura di Guerrieri nel risolvere il caso, ma delle vicissitudini della sua vita privata. Troppo telefonate.
Steven
Reasonable Doubts is an Italian legal novel that’s been translated into English. Guido Guerrieri is an attorney asked to defend a man accused of smuggling drugs. He shouldn’t take the case. The defendant, Fabio Paolicelli, is a known neo-Fascist thug who initially confessed to the smuggling. And Guido has a score to settle with him dating from an altercation when he was 14—he should recuse himself. However, Fabio’s beautiful Japanese wife persuades Guido to accept the case. This English translat...more
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Guido Guerreri is asked to take on the case of a boyhood nemesis, who has been sent to prison for smuggling 40 kilos of drugs into Italy from a family vacation in Montenegro. After overcoming his lifelong disdain, Avocatto Guererri decides to take the case and with the cooperation of his police friend Tancredi comes up with a credible appeal, which involves calling his client, his client's wife, and his client's former lawyer to testify. Like the earlier novels, much of the writing is about Guid...more
Max
I like Mr. Carofiglio's presentation of how arguments, methods, and procedures are worked around the law to make "it all" legal. Well, that is to say work to your advantage under the system. This has nothing to do with right or wrong, mind you, same as the US. Fortunately, the hero is honest. What I also like is his honest humanness, the character himself. In Reasonable Doubt he finds himself in a situation where anyone of us, I know me, are questioning our values, honesty and what is right or w...more
David
Excellent legal thriller. The author has a soft flowing and thoughtful style. Must read more of his books.
Lone
Begrundet mistanke
Torben
Oldfashioned and slowpaced. A bit boring to read - probably better to have it read aloud White cooking or driving.
Temperamente
L’avvocato Guido Guerrieri si comporta da irresponsabile e anche da stronzo, lo ammette lui stesso. Ci sono delle regole non scritte nei processi e nelle aule dei tribunali e queste vengono maggiormente rispettate. Ma il nostro Guido ne viola una che più o meno dice: un avvocato non difende mai un cliente buttando a mare un collega. Non si fa e basta. Dovrà, dunque, correre dei rischi.

Continua a leggere: http://www.temperamente.it/contempora...
Wilde Sky
An Italian defence lawyer is asked to prepare an appeal case for a prisoner who has been sentenced to sixteen years (for drug smuggling).

The plotline isn’t that original (there are a few plot issues), but there is a certain style (pace) that makes it quite a compelling read. The characters were good.

The sections dealing with mid-life self-doubt and getting “lost in thought” were very believable.

Not a “classic book”, but good enough to make me want to read other books in the series.
Aurora
che l'ho letto. ma non l'ho (più) con me.
e quindi lo ricomprerò.
credevo di metterci un sacco di tempo e invece in meno di due giorni, su un lettino al mare, l'ho iniziato e finito.
come da copione. un copione che facciamo finta di non vedere.

"lei venne a sedersi vicino a me, sul divano, proprio mentre la canzone cominciava.
one thing was leading to the next.
appunto.
fu l'ultima cosa razionale che riuscii a dirmi, per quella notte"

Carminia
Una vera scoperta! Carofiglio è riuscito nella difficile impresa di coniugare letteratura e cronaca giudiziaria e di rendere il tutto estremamente gradevole. Il suo modo di raccontare è semplice, schietto ma intrigante e a tratti comico quanto serio. La sensazione che si prova leggendo il libro è probabilmente quella che concretamente prova un avvocato nel suo vivere quotidiano e questo rende la lettura estremamente piacevole ed avvincente.
Dave
This is a very subtle, powerful book about a lawyer who when he takes on a case to try to free a man convicted of murder--a man who he not only has a past history with, but has found himself in love with the man's wife--has to confront his own failings and strengths. This was translated from the original Italian, and there are a few places where the translation feels clunky, but for the most part this is a pitch-perfect book.
Peter
Každá další kniha Gianrico Carofiglio je lepší a lepší.
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Gianrico Carofiglio (born 1961) is a novelist and former anti-Mafia judge in the Italian city of Bari.[1] His debut novel, Involuntary Witness, was published in 2002 and translated into English in 2005 by Patrick Creagh and published by the Bitter Lemon Press and has been adapted as the basis for a popular television series in Italy.[2] The subsequent novels were translated by How...more
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