L'odore della notte
Inspector Montalbano finds himself at a critical moment of his life. His
needs to be alone but as time goes by and as he does not decide to "settle
down" as everybody does, frictions and conflicts are created between him
and his loved persons. At the same time, and as it is usually the case,
he has to deal with a case of disappearance of some persons who were professionals
in deceiving small investors and took their savings, money that someone
would usually call the savings of a whole lifetime.
However, this story does not look like a "giallo". Step by step, and with
great patience Montalbano realises that this case does not hide what looks
obvious at first sight- that is a mystery. It is a tragedy about devotion.
Total faith in someone or something that ends up being an obsession (monomany),
a deadlock or a drama. A tragedy about stubbornness in denying a loss even
if everything forces one to accept it.
Saturday, July, 16, 2011