Almost Blue has ratings and 94 reviews. Io? said: Divorare Lucarelli camminando per Ugo Bassi (naturalmente controllando costantemente con la coda. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Almost Blue by Carlo Lucarelli. Almost Blue (Inspector Negro, book 1) by Carlo Lucarelli – book cover, description, publication history.

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As a journalist he works for several newspapers and magazines, such as il manifesto, Il Messaggero and L’Europeo.

It is Simone who holds the key to the serial killer’s identity and it is Simone who eventually becomes the killer’s obsession and target. The perspective alternates between the vulnerable and reclusive Simone and the dark and psychotic killer, obsessed with continually ‘reincarnating’ himself as his latest victim in a frantic bid to escape the torture of his inner demons.

Sep 02, Sandra rated it really liked it Shelves: Seemed too much idea and a little too melodramatic. Lucarelli ha un ritmo infallibile, sa cosa scrivere per catturare l’attenzione senza dilungarsi inutilmente.

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I was surprised by the lucareli complexity. Blind shut-in Simone Martini senses excitement, danger, and even colors in the sounds of provincial Bologna. While the serial killer and his motives are rather generic and in the conclusion, when he hears no more bells, decidedly anticlimcaticSimone and Grazia are more interesting characters.

It started so well, grabbing and pulling me in but, so suddenly, it shifted track and lost its focus. The female detective usually hooks me, and she’s an intriguing protagonist, but the real treat in this book Prior to Almost Blue I had only read Lucarelli’s historical mysteries, the Commissario De Luca Trilogy.


Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. The blind Simone spends much of his time listening to radio scanners, which allow him to listen in on everything from police radio calls to telephone conversations.

Refresh and try again. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Together Simone and Negro are the only people able to stop him. Identifying the murderer turns out not to be that hard, as he left his fingerprints at the scene of a crime, lucarellii that doesn’t get them very far.

Vintage Uk July 31, Language: Nowadays he lives in Mordano near Bologna.

He was interested in literature and theatre when he was young, and studied Literature and History. I wanted to like this book, I really did. The basic story is not remarkable. Those of us who read only American mysteries and thrillers are bound to be confused. In the meantime, they also fall in love. Retrieved from ” http: The killer is tagged with the Iguana moniker for his practice of shedding his identity with each new victim.

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Buy the selected items together This item: He was interested in literature and theatre when he was young, and studied Literature and History. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The length of the book is more that of a novella yet works perfectly for the amlost portrayed.

A novella at only pages that luacrelli a real page turner. Hanno una voce, i colori, un suono come tutte le cose. Together with Marcello Fois and Loriano Macchiavelli he founded “Gruppo 13”, a collective of crime-writers in the region Emilia-Romagna.

Jan 27, Procyon Lotor rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a crime noir novel with signifigant twists from the ordinary.


Almost Blue (Inspector Negro, book 1) by Carlo Lucarelli

Lucarelli invece conosce la materia che tratta e sa come tenere inchiodato il lettore dalla prima all’ultima pagina. Incomplete, English translations only.

Read more Read less. Pretty soon the guy with the green voice finds out about Simone and goes looking for him. Blue voices are good. This book must probably be read at least twice to be well understood, and i’ll probably do in a future I only give it two stars because I was intrigued enough to finish it. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. A crime fiction TV series released init was adapted from his trilogy of novels set in the time of Italy’s fascist history during the years from to Preciso una cosa, pochi giorni fa ho avuto l’occasione di leggere un altro libro di Lucarelli PPP.

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L’unico elemento lucareloi gustoso sono le descrizioni di Bologna e della sua vita universitaria: Random House AudioBooks Availability: Comunque ha qualche pregio.

Anyway it was too jumpy and I got fed up. Lucarelli doesn’t seem quite sure what sort of police procedural he wants to write, but it’s a solid, creepy little novel.