Academic posturing, celebrity inflated egos, total disregard for ethics in the media, Dibdin skewers them all. June 2, - Published on Amazon. I am not sure what moved Michael Dibdin to write this book. Unlike the other Aurelio Zen mysteries, this novel combines murder and mayhem with knockabout comedy. The brooding, self-doubting but always determined Zen gets mixed up in a humorous tale of TV cookery intermingled with football violence and the usual intrigues among the rich and powerful. I felt that the mixture of crime fiction and comedy didn't quite come off.
I like my Zen stories raw and bitter, not farcical. October 26, - Published on Amazon. Talk about maintaining a few things. Your health. Your relationships. Your job. Aurelio Zen fails to maintain all of them properly, or maybe he doesn't want to. Maybe that's the key. He does not know what he wants, maybe. This sequel in the Aurelio Zen saga will please Aurelio followers, but may be a bad idea if Dibdin wants to enlarge his own followers community. It relies too much on the readers knowing what happened earlier. The title of volume 10 relates to cop Bruno, whom Zen helped getting a transfer back to Bologna out of the wilderness of Southern Tyrole, when Bruno helped Zen in Medusa.
But there are other meanings, spelled out later in the story. Aurelio has managed to become a hypochondriach and upsets lovely but hard-nosed Gemma from two volumes back, who knows most things better. Tough move for Aurelio. The case itself is of rather minor importance here compared to the antics of our hero as far as his life is concerned.
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