Thursday, February 17, 2011

Update: The Monster of Florence

While I felt bogged down at times under the mountainous facts, dates, and names in this case, and, at times, the horrendous crimes made me squirm, the subplots woven into the one, still unsolved, murder mystery case held my curiosity. Not only was this a factual account of the gruesome murders of 7-9 (depending on whose theories you uphold) innocent people/couples, it sheds some light on the culture of the Italians when dealing with wrongdoings and the question of innocence and guilt. It also provides a glimpse into a legal system different from the US. Not to be overshadowed by these facts, the role of a journalist to write about sensitive matters and to criticize officials without fear of reprisals is central to this book.

It was a thought-provoking read.


Annie said...

Thanks for the update. It does sound like something I'd enjoy; I'll put it on my library list.

Happy Friday!

Trekcapri said...

Hi M, thanks for your reveiw. It does sound like an interesting read. I also find it interesting to learn about how the criminal courts system are in different countries. Thanks so much for your review. Have a great weekend.