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Stop Inflammation Now!: A Step-By-Step Plan to Prevent, Treat, and Reverse Inflammation--The Leading Cause of Heart Disease and Related Conditions fViolent Alsounny and relentless in pursuit of the one thing that truly gets the juices Eyes Behind the Lines: L Company Rangers in Vietnam, 1969 flowing to put your low life ass behind bars Rocco was married but his wife is dead murdered in a drive by Rocco was the target but the bulletsound his wife instead The event changed him He was a hard case before his wifes death then became harder There are two sides to Rocco He leads a double life He is a viceuestore who dabbles in a bit of armed robbery on the side He grew up in Rome in the Trastevere district and growing up along with him were Sebastiano Furio Brizio It was a gang that did what gangs do to pull jobs and break a School Dazed few heads At some point maturity beckoned and they were obliged toind jobs Rocco became a cop But they remained riends virtually brothers and to mend their criminal ways was a thought they never got around to thinking The money is important because even a viceuestore makes peanuts and Rocco is a sport the elegant type who prefers not to deprive himself He has a cool pad wears wears the 900 euro suit the 400 euro shoes eats the 90 euro meal Its called overheadPista Nera Black Run is the irst in the series of Chinese Fairy Tales Fantasies: Folio Society Edition five gialli by Manzinieaturing Rocco and his stalwart gangster crew The setting is Aosta in the north way north Rocco has always lived and worked in Rome he despises cold weather the snow that goes with it and any kind of snow related activity But he s in exile Something happened in Rome that is never made clear The prevailing gossip points to a woman the wife of a judge In Italian they say per toccare una donna che non doveva toccare to touch a woman you shouldn t be touchingBut either way Here He Is In Aosta he is in Aosta his coglioni and doing his best to accommodate himself to the locals and their provincial ways I wont get into the plot a bizarre murder that reuires a master detective to unravel but leave it Old Haunts for you to read on your own Meanwhile here are 2 scenes to establish the toneOmar Borghetti is a ski instructor in Aosta and possible murder suspect Rocco has invited him to drop in at the uesturaor a chat But Omar never shows and Rocco is obliged to track him down playing cards in a bar The ollowing exchange occursOmar I heard you were looking or me WhyRocco Because I m in love with youOmar The Cooking for Company: All the Recipes You Need for Simple, Elegant Entertaining at Home following exchange occursOmar I heard you were lookingor me WhyRocco Because I m in love with youOmar cute Is this about a parking ticketRocco Faccia di merda You think they send a viceuestore to collect inesOmar You talk tough behind that uniformRocco I m not wearing the uniform I m wearing a 900 euro suitFrom here things deteriorate urther until Rocco to precisely clarify the situation delivers one of his patented blows to the bridge of the nose to break the nose and now there is blood Omar is staggered and a bit My Wifes Affair frightened Rocco produces a handkerchiefor the blood and the interview proceeds Rocco returns to the office but Dîwana Jan first stops off at the lab to visit with Fumagalli the pathologist to test the handkerchiefor DNAI loved that scene Heres anotherRocco in a bar having a coffee while listening in on a conversation between two women at the next table They are mid ifties speaking of a man one of the woman has recently met and her riend says he is hot he loves you and very important he has money And you know what my mother used to sayNo what did she used to sayShe used to say when your breasts no longer point at the stars but at your eet "its time to start buying expensive shoesAny uestions A oul mouthed disrespectful cynical corrupt policeman exiled to "time to start buying expensive shoesAny uestions A oul mouthed disrespectful cynical corrupt policeman exiled to small alpine town in Italy Rocco Schiavone gradually becomes a complex sympathetic character The writing is luid the description vivid the situations unusual and interesting. Erò ha talento Mette un tassello dietro l'altro nell'enigma dell'inchiesta collocandovi vite e caratteri delle persone come Naples! fosserorammenti di un puzzle Non è un brav'uomo ma non si può non parteggiare per lui The Curious Cases of Cyriack Skinner Grey forse per la sua vigorosa antipatia verso i luoghi comuni che ci circondanoorse perché è l'unico baluardo contro il male peggiore la morte per mano omicida in natura la morte non ha colpe o orse per ualche altro motivo che chiude in ondo al cuor. ,
Ext one Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiaovne has some shtick His tongue wags uickly and he says what most people think but wouldn t have the gall to say He has a dark past is happy to do some illegal moonlighting if money is involved and loves women There is a crime in this story but I think it is about establishing the character and his secret or probably one of themA story with style This book starts out promisingly enough A mutilated body is discovered on probably one of themA story with style This book starts out promisingly enough A mutilated body is discovered on slopes of a ski resort in the Italian Alps and there are some interesting descriptions of the landscape and the people who live thereHowever things go rapidly downhill with the arrival of the investigating policeman Rocco Schiavone is a corrupt short tempered womanising bully In act he is such AN ALL ROUND OVER THE TOP BADASS THAT THE all round over the top badass that the way to view him is as a comic parody However that effect is spoilt by an italicised section at the end of each chapter which attempts to give an insight into his mind and make him sympathetic Not only does this signify that the author is unsure which type of novel he is writing but Shiavone wallows in so much self pity any extra sympathy rom the reader is superfluousThere is some strange diversion rom the main plot midway through concerning a hijacked truck bound or Turin Once that is done with the central plot seems almost orgotten and uite rankly bound Live Bait for Turin Once that is done with the central plot seems almostorgotten and uite No Strings Attached frankly d lost interest in who killed the man at the ski resort or whyThe only good thing I can say about this novel is that it s mercifully short so I didn t waste too much time reading it I certainly won t be wasting any time on this author s work Book review Black Run by Antonio ManziniThe Italian wordor yellow is giallo Giallo also refers to a particular kind of novel the crime novel Why are these books called giallo gialli in the plural Because in 1929 the publisher Mondadori issued a number of them in a cheap paperback edition with a yellow coverThe genre has lost none of its steam and the Montalbano stories set in Sicily written by Andrea Cammileri have become a publishing phenomenon exceeded only by the phenomenon of the TV series The episodes are Fancy Strut freuently aired opposite the soccer and beats the soccer in the ratings Cammileri age 90 is still going strong writing and smoking 4 packs a day In Italy he s a God When was the last time a writer left the house and got mobbed in public If Cammileri has an heir it would be Antonio Manzini a student at the University of Rome in the 80 s when Camilleri was in residence teaching theatre and Italian literature Manzini started out as an actor made the switch to directing and then another switch to writer and hisirst book Pista Nera Black Run published in 2006 was a best seller Here I want to talk about the Manzini books and the person of the cop viceuestore chief detective Rocco Schiavone Rocco and Montalbano share one thing in common a gift Northern California: A History and Guide - From Napa to Eureka for solving homicide cases Take any city in the world and if the police department can claim a homicide clearance rate of 50% they are superstars But Montalbano and Rocco solve all their cases and boast a clearance rate of 100%Montalbano is a Columbo type not aumbler but something of a softie who is very good at gaining your trust and the gradual coughing up of information For any cop information is the key Rocco has a different style He s a city guy the city is Rome and to call him hard boiled is like calling Hitler mean Rocco s method is to begin politely enough but the exchange uickly degenerates into a discussion of your sister and how she makes her living Unbreathed Memories followed by a uick blow to the nose drawing bloodRocco is smart creative and. Ne Miccichè È un catanese diamiglia di imprenditori vinicoli venuto tra le cime e i ghiacciai ad aprire una lussuosa attività turistica insieme alla moglie Luisa Pec un'intelligente bellezza del luogo che spicca tra le tante che stuzzicano i acili appetiti del viceuestore Davanti al uale si aprono tre piste la vendetta di mafia i debiti il delitto passionale uello di Schiavone è stato un trasferimento punitivo È un poliziotto corrotto ama la bella vita ,

On the back cover there s a blurb by Andrea Camilleri which readsManzini devotes space to his characters than to events and the detective story is a pretext or talking brilliantly about Italian societyand I would have to agree with him wholeheartedly Set in the alpine mountains of Val D Aosta in Italy the book starts with a gruesome scene as a snocat operator is making his way in the dark down a mountain ski track heading into the village of Crest at the Champoluc ski resort He s singing out loud hitting the high notes while cheerfully listening to Ligabue on the radio Suddenly he realizes that the snocat has hit something He gets Out And Notices Feathers Being and notices eathers being about by the wind Still uncomprehending he walks on until he runs into an enormous red stain churned into the white blanket of snow The next look he takes has him throwing up and this is where we meet Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone who is awakened during a sound sleep and sent out to have a look The discovery of a mangled body puts Schiavone in charge of a case that has any number of potential suspects once the dead person is identified Schiavone is not I repeat NOT your typical crime solving Chief Inspector For one thing he has this bizarre habit of meeting a person and giving them some sort of animal euivalent in his head genus species order suborder He s prone to ridicule those who serve underneath him if he A Sally Lockhart Mystery 2 finds them lacking He is a definite ladies man but at the same time comes off as a misogynist he is also prone to using violence or threats as a means of puttingear into people He scoffs at the people of Val D Aosta as they seem to be beneath him somehow and uite I Love My Dad frankly he s crooked Everything gets compared to Rome where he d previously worked before he was sent seemingly into exile where he is right now The story of what happened in Rome has to wait until later in the story but when it comes out it does sort of give you an idea of why he became what I called an asshat in my reading status updates However he is very very good at what he does even if you don t agree with his methods or you don t think that s how cops ought to work By the end of the book I actuallyelt kind of sorry All about Us for the guy In coming to understand him something popped out at me right as the book was about to end where the author describes him as someone who was struggling to leave behind the ugliest things he d lived through Who was trying toorget the evil committed and the evil received The blood the screams the dead who presented themselves behind his eyelids every time he shut his eyes He often inds himself in a swamp which was always there where the boundary between good and evil between right and wrong no longer exists And there are no nuances in the swamp Either you plunge in headfirst or you stay out There is no middle groundWhile the mystery itself is kind of run of the mill as ar as the bigger picture goes as Camilleri states the ocus is all on the Characters As He Also Notes Manzini Doesn T Hesitate To As he also notes Manzini doesn t hesitate to attention to problems in Italian society which I ll leave the reader to discover The bottom line to me is that while it is definitely tough to warm up to Schiavone until you see where he s coming Handbags and Gladrags from I m drawn way to character than to plot so Black Run is most definitely in my wheelhouse Personally I think that readers who ve given low ratings to this novel are lookingor a thriller sort of thing that they didn t get and that perhaps they ve sort of misunderstood Manzini s emphasis on his main character Oh well I thought it was a An Egg-cellent Easter! (Barbie) fine debut series novel and I will definitely be waitingor the Semisepolto in mezzo a una pista sciistica sopra Champoluc in Val d'Aosta viene rinvenuto un cadavere Sul corpo è passato un cingolato in uso per spianare la neve smembrandolo e rendendolo irriconoscibile Poche tracce lì intorno per il viceuestore Rocco Schiavone da poco trasferito ad Aosta briciole di tabacco lembi di indumenti resti organici di varia pezzatura e un macabro segno che non si è trattato di un incidente ma di un delitto La vittima si chiama Leo. ,

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