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  • Author:
    Andrea Camilleri
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    1447203313
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    978-1447203315
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Andrea Camilleri is the author of many books, including his Montalbano series, which has been adapted for Italian television and translated into . Translated by Stephen Sartarelli.

Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator and the author of three books of poetry.

With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri’s hugely popular Sicilian crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America.

Author: Andrea Camilleri. With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri’s hugely popular Sicilian crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The day after a storm, Inspector Montalbano encounters a strange woman who expresses interest in a certain yacht scheduled to dock that afternoon. Not long after she’s gone, the yacht’s crew reports finding a disfigured corpse. Also at anchor is a luxury vessel with a somewhat shady crew.

Book 14 in the Inspector Montalbano series. My aunt is supposed to be arriving. I came all the way from Palermo. But in this weather, I doubt that. Notes by Stephen Sartarelli. But in this weather, I doubt tha. bet she doesn’t come in until this afternoon. There aren’t any mail boats or ferries that come into the port at ten in the morning, you know.

The Age of Doubt book. Andrea Camilleri does a masterful job employing his characteristic story-telling techniques. Nolan highlights one particular literary technique that The Age of Doubt, which is in the Inspector Montalbano series, is one of the best. 1. He had just fallen asleep after a night worse than almost any other in his life, when a thunderclap as loud as a cannon blast fired two inches from his ear startled him awake. He sat up with a jolt, cursing the saints. Sleep seemed a distant memory, never to return.

As he watched them, he felt suddenly worried. Get me Fazio, he said to Catarella, going in. His office had been cleaned, but the ceiling was covered with damp spots. His office had been cleaned, but the ceiling was covered with damp spots ould have to be painted over. He also noticed with some satisfaction that there wasn’t a single document to be signed on his desk. Listen, Fazio, what sort of protection do these roofers have? I wouldn’t want our police station to contribute to the increase in work-related murders.

The Age of Doubt is one of Andrea Camilleri's most enjoyable mysteries featuring the irascible Inspector Salvo Montalbano. Someone successfully cons him which simultaneously alarms and amuses him.

The Age of Doubt is one of Andrea Camilleri's most enjoyable mysteries featuring the irascible Inspector Salvo Montalbano Читать весь отзыв.

In addition to the degree of popularity brought him by the novels, Andrea Camilleri became even more of a media icon thanks to the parodies aired on an RAI radio show .

In addition to the degree of popularity brought him by the novels, Andrea Camilleri became even more of a media icon thanks to the parodies aired on an RAI radio show, where popular comedian, TV host and impressionist Fiorello presents him as a raspy voiced, caustic character, madly in love with cigarettes and smoking, since in Italy, Camilleri was well known for being.

Andrea Camilleri's sensational Inspector Montalbano continues in the fourteenth instalment, The Age of Doubt. A chance encounter with a strange young woman leads Inspector Montalbano to Vigàta harbour – and into a puzzling new mystery. The crew of a mysterious yacht – the Vanna – due to dock in the area have discovered a corpse floating in the water, the dead man's face badly disfigured. It isn't long before Montalbano begins to become suspicious of the Vanna's inhabitants.

Andrea Camilleri has a rare comic genius. I laughed my way through The Age of Doubt. But it's also a poignant love story, like nothing I've encountered before in the Montalbano novels. Camilleri is brilliant - the fun he is having as he gallops through the pages, visiting havoc and calamity on Montalbano's life, is evident - and full marks to Stephen Sartarelli for a translation that somehow manages to keep those impressions intact.

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Ieslyaenn
"The Age of Doubt" finds the redoubtable Inspector Montalbano increasingly preoccupied with the aging process. Into his pondering of the cycle of life drops a murder case connected to two luxury yachts that have turned up in Vigata's small harbor. The subsequent investigation leads to the Inspector's meeting of a stunningly beautiful young harbor official. Salvo is poleaxed with love by the encounter and much of the rest of the story is taken up by his struggles to cope with the uncomfortable infatuation. His legendary focus on police business suffers; his relationship with long-time girlfriend Livia becomes seriously at risk; and he is pushed into a manic binge on seafood at the local trattoria.

"The Age..." has some of the usual great moments that come with the Montalbano series, including a slam bang ending, but for me, the love crisis that is the center of this episode was a bit too drawn out and led to some events that were out of character for the Inspector and for the series. Still, a midlife crisis arguably makes even the most rational and responsible people do improbable and irrational things, so maybe even the Inspector....

In sum, a good read, if not the best book in this very high standard series.
Kata
Andrea Camilleri is on of my favorite writers. I've read more than half a dozen of his books. Although I loved this story about the workings of diamond smuggling, the ending disappointed me. Inspector Montalbano falls in love with a much younger woman and I knew the romance could not continue because it would spoil one of the plot lines all of Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano novels have depended on, Montalbano's long distance relationship with Livia (a relationship that has apparently existed for at least the last twenty years of Montalbano's life). I expected it to end with the return of the girl's fiance, but it did not. That's how Camilleri could have ended it, and in my mind should have, but didn't. Nevertheless, I'll soon be buying another one because each book is well written, the characters are well drawn, and the plots are always clever.
Gann
As a huge fan of Andrea Camilleri's series of books, set in Sicily about the wonderfully touching and very funny Inspector Montalbano, I was very eager to read the 14th installment. Camilleri is brilliant - the fun he is having as he gallops through the pages, visiting havoc and calamity on Montalbano's life, is evident - and full marks to Stephen Sartarelli for a translation that somehow manages to keep those impressions intact.

The first 13 books were all wonderful, and The Age of Doubt (No.14) is no exception. Montalbano is still experiencing attraction to women other than Livia, doubt about his advancing age, humorous jousts with Dr Pasquano, and the horrors of having to deal with the Commissioner - that 'colossal pain' Bonetti-Alderighi - and his excruciating pest of a cabinet chief, Dr Lattes. Also present are his team - the suave Mimi, the records-complex afflicted Fazio, and the simple and devoted Catarella.

After decades of reading the work of many authors in a range of genres, I've given them up! Not just 'Crime' or 'Mystery', these books of Camilleri's are philosophical, knowledgeable, beautifully written, touching, wise and very funny.

Long may Mr Camilleri and his wonderful characters reign! And long may Mr Sartarelli's skill allow us to share them.
DEAD-SHOT
I'm one of those mystery readers who gets a list of an author's books by publication date. I like to start at the beginning and work my way through. Then if the protagonist is to my liking, I always have something to look forward to with new books coming out. Camelleri's books can pretty much stand on their own and be entertaining without my methodical reading approach though. I haven't read one yet I didn't enjoy. The very capable work of his translator helps in the enjoyment. Montalbano is one of those devil-may-care Italians that exist in the mental stereotypes of many of us. The plots are complicated enough to keep your interest without making you resort to taking notes as some authors force you to do. Just very relaxing enjoyable police-mystery books for reading pleasure. I find all Camilleri's books too short.......I want the story to continue. But then the next one will be out soon.
Ghordana
I have collected and watched all the Montalbano DVDs and read the translated books several times. Montalbano seems like someone I know and understand. Perhaps his frailties are recognizable because they are ours so when he surmounts them with his intellect there's a burst of joy as we share his success. Camilleri makes him so real. When he sips coffee on his balcony we can savor it and smell the sea,just yards away. When he fights with Livia it's like every argument you ever had with a girl and when he becomes secretive and withdraws you go with him. These books are brilliant, heartwarming, real life and energizing and, of course, habit forming!
Gholbirdred
This is the dilemma that's driving our hero bonkers in this latest Inspector Montalbano mystery. Of course there's also a crime to be solved. And this one involves a young woman stranded in car that's sinking in a storm, two boats lurking in the harbor and a mysterious dead guy, with a bashed-in face that renders him unrecognizable, found afloat in a boat nearby.

Unlike most of the mystery series I read, this one is as humorous as it is serious and, like its predecessors, has the virtue of being relatively undemanding on one's little gray cells and can be easily read in a single sitting. Just what many of us nose-in-a-book types need at the end of a demanding day. So thank you, Andrea Camilleri and your trusty translator, Stephen Sartarelli. Please keep 'em coming.

3.5 stars
Era
I like the good inspector...but please! SPOILER ALERT...really? A beautiful young woman can't choose between her boyfriend and 50 year old Momtalbano, so she lets herself die??? What the heck??? And he encourages a married man to cheat? Didn't love this one.