29 July 2008

Read The Monster of Florence?

So you haven't read Preston and Spezi's big bestseller?

Do so. It's quite a story. Probably not the best prose, but it sure beats those Dan Brown-style thrillers-and this one is a true story: an American novelist and an Italian journalist investigating the murders committed by the "Monster of Florence," but they attract the attention of the local police, who decide that the two men might just be involved in the murders (for a synopsis of the book's events, see this Boston Globe article from 2006, or this piece from The Atlantic).

Anyway, it's an easy, fast read, and it's certainly an intriguing tale.

Aside: You might recall the moniker "Monster of Florence" from the novel Hannibal; the monster was in action while the good doctor was hanging out in Firenze.

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