Almost Blue . Carlo Lucarelli of the detective, the blind Simone and the killer, Lucarelli, master of Italian noir, weaves a gripping thriller. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Almost Blue by Carlo Lucarelli. Almost Blue (Inspector Negro, book 1) by Carlo Lucarelli – book cover, description, publication history.

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Dec 16, Voss rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book. The helplessness of the blind, as well as the heightened acuity of Simone’s hearing bpue are also well used. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.


As the corpses pile up in Bologna, the lucarellli of a serial killer, Simone realizes that he has heard the murderer speak to one of his victims. The female detective usually hooks me, and she’s an intriguing protagonist, but the real treat in this book Prior to Almost Blue I had only read Lucarelli’s historical mysteries, the Commissario De Luca Trilogy. The female detective usually hooks me, and she’s an intriguing protagonist, but the real treat in this book is the blind man.

In Italy he became well known quite soon because of these two books, and it was only a matter of time before he quit his academic activities and turned to his career as luxarelli author and all other sorts of activities, such as writing plays, film scenarios, radio-plays and, moreover, singing in a Post-Punk-Band called “Progetto K”.

Un ragazzo ossessionato dalle campane. Mar 07, Ali Lafferty rated it it was amazing.

Simone spends his days in solitude, listening to Elvis Costello’s Almost Blue and scanning the radio waves of the lucarwlli to eavesdrop on other people’s lives. No trivia or quizzes yet. I was freaking out. Trivia About Almost Blue. Inoltre, anche l’italiano usato da L.


Nowadays he lives in Mordano near Bologna. Jan 31, Max rated it did not like it. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. Want to Read saving….

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To view it, click here. At times Lucarelli ccarlo tries to make the city, Bologna, acquire reality but he doesn’t focus and fails to place us there in that fascinating place. Dei personaggi lasciati colpevolmente incompleti nella loro caratterizzazione, un0ambientazione spesso superficiale ed una costruzione narrativa spesso sconclusionata.

Almost Blue

Clairedaigle rated it did not like it Apr 05, It sidles up to the distorted almosh playing in the background, pushing it back like a flap of skin. I liked some of the wonderful writing but, in the end, I didn’t like the book. What made lucsrelli put this book down was the incredibly short chapters, switching back and forth from Lucxrelli to the killer to Simone.

Already in his years of study, during his research for his thesis subject he got in touch with the material for his first two books, which take place during the time of fascism and the years immediately after the war.

Books by Carlo Lucarelli. I have to say that I was disappointed by this book. Almost Blue – UK.

Almost Blue by Carlo Lucarelli

Almost Blue by Carlo Lucarelli. Oct 02, Gerardo rated it it was ok.

Lucarelli invece conosce la materia che tratta e sa come tenere inchiodato il lettore dalla prima all’ultima pagina. Lucarelli paints his villain in a brilliant and yet terrifying light and you will have to stop yourself from screaming out to Grazia and Simone to warn them of the looming danger. Andrea Porcu rated it did not like it Sep 20, The killer is tagged with the Iguana moniker for his practice of shedding his identity with each new victim.


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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Il primo, in quanto cieco, permette acrlo L. Per finire, il suo bomber: Ispettore Grazia Negro 2. I didn’t like it so much. Blind shut-in Simone Martini senses excitement, danger, and even colors in the sounds of provincial Bologna.

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Almost Blue – US. He was interested in literature and theatre when he was young, and studied Literature and History. Jul 14, Ametista rated it really liked it Shelves: Ik heb sinds lange tijd weer een boekje lucarepli, en kan hem een ieder aanraden.

This was not a good book. This book must I didn’t like it so much.

Torno indietro a ieri sera che ero in p. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Simone il cieco, l’Iguana il killer, Grazia Negro il detective. Bologna, la grassa e l’inumana‚Ķ un tentativo interessante, quello alnost Lucarelli, raccontare Bologna anzi, la megalopoli che va da Rimini a Parma utilizzando le cifre della narrazione hard-boiled e noir di grande tradizione americana – anche bllue con qualche deviazione verso il pulp nostrano.