HemGrupperDiskuteraMerTidsandan
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.
Hide this

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

And Then You Die av Michael Dibdin
Laddar...

And Then You Die (urspr publ 2002; utgåvan 2003)

av Michael Dibdin (Författare)

Serier: Aurelio Zen (8)

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygOmnämnanden
4521240,477 (3.49)13
Aurelio Zen was dead to the world. Under the next umbrella, a few desirable metres closer to the sea, Massimo Rutelli was just dead. Inspector Zen is back, but nobody's supposed to know it. After months in hospital recovering from a bomb attack on his car, he is lying low under a false name at a beach resort on the Tuscan coast, waiting to testify in an imminent anti-Mafia trial. But when an alarming number of people are dropping dead around him, it seems just a matter of time before the Mafia manages to finish the job it bungled months before on a lonely Sicilian road. The pleasant monotony of resort life is cut short as Zen finds himself transported to a remote and strange world far from home...and wherever he goes, trouble follows. If you enjoyed the Inspector Zen Mystery series you may also like The Last Sherlock Holmes Story, another crime novel by Michael Dibdin.… (mer)
Medlem:gneoflavio
Titel:And Then You Die
Författare:Michael Dibdin (Författare)
Info:Vintage (2003), Edition: Reprint, 192 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:***1/2
Taggar:Novela Policial, Italia

Verkdetaljer

And Then You Die av Michael Dibdin (2002)

Ingen/inga.

Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

Det finns inga diskussioner på LibraryThing om den här boken.

» Se även 13 omnämnanden

engelska (11)  spanska (1)  Alla språk (12)
Visa 1-5 av 12 (nästa | visa alla)
I can see why some might consider this unsatisfactory...


http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/and-then-you-die-by-michae... ( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
I can see why some might consider this unsatisfactory...


http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/and-then-you-die-by-michae... ( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
I can see why some might consider this unsatisfactory...


http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/and-then-you-die-by-michae... ( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
Zen, in the aftermath of the events in the previous book "Blood Rain", has changed - in some good ways and some I'm not so sure about. I did find reading this book a pleasure, particularly the part when he is in Iceland (!), but found some of his decisions towards the end troubling. I'll have to read the next one to see if my qualms are deserved! ( )
  leslie.98 | Jan 30, 2020 |
A wonderful book. The first one I read from this series & I quite like the main character, Aurelio Zen.
The book/story itself is also good. Nothing really fancy, but not too common as well. Different places of action, black humour from time to time, definitely a book to my liking.

I think I'll read more from this writer/this series. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Oct 2, 2018 |
Visa 1-5 av 12 (nästa | visa alla)
Aurelio Zen's allure is due to the fact that the novels effortlessly paint a sharper portrait of Italy than any guide-book, cookbook or academic history.

Zen is a pensive private eye, and since he's not the sort of man you could imagine ever breaking into a sprint, the pace of the books is fairly leisurely. There's a lot of time for Dibdin to drop in his - or Zen's - reflections on the state of the peninsula. He's a rather lonely figure who can't quite cut the umbilical cord that pulls like an elastic band to his ageing mother. Women find him attractive, but he's too modest, or working too hard, to notice. For much of the time his private and professional lives appear to be on the brink of ruin, until he snaps into gear and cynically starts solving both the crime and his impending personal crisis.

And Then You Die is the eighth Zen book. It's a complete inversion of the standard detective genre, because Zen himself is the intended murder victim. He has survived a botched mafia hit in Sicily, and is now lying low on a Tuscan beach (hence the title: life's a beach, and then you die). He's supposed to be going to America to testify in a mafia trial, but is terrorised by the thought of that clear-cut, Anglo-Saxon world. At least, he muses ironically, "you knew where you were in a Catholic culture: up to your neck in lies, evasions, impenetrable mysteries, double-dealing, back-stabbing and underhand intrigues of every kind". While awaiting the trial, Zen - never the pushy type - happily gives up his deckchair or plane reservation to others, who are then suddenly bumped off. His new mission, then, is less a hunt for the murderer than an attempt to avoid becoming the stiff himself. Finding the criminals implies saving his own life, and he is duly shunted from Tuscany to Iceland, back to Rome and finally to Tuscany again.
It isn't a traditional whodunnit, but something more subtle: we think we know whodunnit, but wonder if he'll be caught before the evidence disappears and the legal system is stitched up.

In the most recent chapter of this real-life thriller, the suspect has become the country's prime minister; each time he seems on the brink of arrest, his government passes legislation which lets him off the hook. Silvio Berlusconi has frequently inveighed against his collusion with the "powers that be" in Sicily (in the general election, Berlusconi won 61 out of the available 61 constituencies on the island). As ever in Italy, the only real clues to the suspect's guilt are the coincidences: that electoral result in Sicily, his recent refusal to sign a European Union accord against financial fraud, the fact that his first legislative act was to decriminalise false accounting and his second to put a bureaucratic spanner in the works of detectives investigating international financial fraud.
tillagd av VivienneR | ändraThe Guardian, Tobias Jones
 

Ingår i serien

Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga platser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga händelser
Relaterade filmer
Priser och utmärkelser
Motto
Dedikation
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
To Lucia Merlini
Inledande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Aurelio Zen was Dead to the world. Under the next umbrella, a few desirable metres closer to the sea, Massimo Rutelli was just dead.
Citat
Avslutande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
(Klicka för att visa. Varning: Kan innehålla spoilers.)
Särskiljningsnotis
Förlagets redaktörer
På baksidan citeras
Ursprungsspråk
Kanonisk DDC/MDS

Hänvisningar till detta verk hos externa resurser.

Wikipedia på engelska (1)

Aurelio Zen was dead to the world. Under the next umbrella, a few desirable metres closer to the sea, Massimo Rutelli was just dead. Inspector Zen is back, but nobody's supposed to know it. After months in hospital recovering from a bomb attack on his car, he is lying low under a false name at a beach resort on the Tuscan coast, waiting to testify in an imminent anti-Mafia trial. But when an alarming number of people are dropping dead around him, it seems just a matter of time before the Mafia manages to finish the job it bungled months before on a lonely Sicilian road. The pleasant monotony of resort life is cut short as Zen finds himself transported to a remote and strange world far from home...and wherever he goes, trouble follows. If you enjoyed the Inspector Zen Mystery series you may also like The Last Sherlock Holmes Story, another crime novel by Michael Dibdin.

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

Snabblänkar

Populära omslag

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (3.49)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 7
2.5 1
3 26
3.5 10
4 31
4.5
5 9

Är det här du?

Bli LibraryThing-författare.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 154,398,717 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig