The Damned Season, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781933372273



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Now this is more like it. <br/><br/>We find out protagonist in the countryside, with a plethora of interesting characters, &amp; a very brutal murder to solve. We find him amongst partisans &amp; communists, &amp; Lucarelli plays with our morality &amp; all that we know about history -- he makes us plead in our hearts for a 'fascist' policeman. He brings power struggles down to a completely personal level &amp; that pleased me very much, because that's really what it is, always. <br/><br/>Amongst the suspects here we have incredibly interesting bad guys, or not-so-bad guys, depending on which way you look at them &amp; their victims. We also learn a lot more about De Luca, on a sort of abstract level. Although here, also, the setting does not come into the story as a character, we are consoled by the fact that his trench coat is alive in the story, &amp; is a character itself. This was hinted to in the first installment, but here we are certain of it. <br/><br/>A great ending, we want more, but we know there is only one left, which makes us sad.

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