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The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri
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The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri

I read this after catching half of Inspector Montalbano on the BBC. Having read a few foreign novels (translated into English mind!) I had some idea of what to expect.
For a start, I would've thought it was written in English, you cannot tell at all that it is translated from Italian. But there were some problems with the plot. Although I felt it was well written, I didn't particularly care about the characters and what happened to them. I also felt that Camilleri left far too much open. I'm not sure if it's just me, but I couldn't tell you who killed the victim and why.
On the other hand, I loved Montalbano himself, and Fazio and am looking forward to reading more about them. This wasn't brilliant, but it wasn't all that bad and I flew through it pretty quickly.
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Reading Progress

August 23, 2011 – Shelved (Other Paperback Edition)
September 1, 2011 – Shelved as: murder-mysteries (Other Paperback Edition)
December 24, 2011 – Started Reading
December 24, 2011 – Shelved
December 25, 2011 –
page 89
35.74%
December 26, 2011 –
page 139
55.82%
December 26, 2011 –
page 200
80.32%
December 27, 2011 – Shelved as: murder-mysteries
December 27, 2011 – Finished Reading
August 27, 2012 – Shelved as: foreign-reads
December 23, 2014 – Shelved as: read-the-tv-programme

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John The translation is SO well done, I have to remind myself at times that the characters aren't Italian-Americans!


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