Sunday, March 6, 2011

"The City of Falling Angels" by John Berendt

I just ordered this book and I have no idea when I'll start reading it. I started about half a dozen books and can't seem to find the time to finish any of them. I love to collect my favorites though. Tiger, Tiger seems like a good read too. Good thing I can speed read (what a sin) because that's how I have to read these days. What a shame, especially for someone that likes to enjoy the words.

That's what it's all about and I can usually savor my literature on Sundays with a nice glass of wine. I like Boonesfarm, BTW. Kidding, of course. That's what we'd get high on in high school. Ahh, those were the days, my friend.

Okay back to "Falling Angels." John Berendt is not exactly a household name when it comes to authors, but you'll know his other book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. This is one of those books I haven't finished yet. I just saw the movie (How far behind am I?) starring John Cusack and Kevin Spacey, who steals this movie with his performance as the wealthy antiques dealer. Loved this film.

Berendt's new book, also categorized as non-fiction with not as many fictive elements as "Midnight," according to the author. Here, Berendt delves into the city of dreams, Venice, Italy. How could I pass this up? The story centers around the Fenice Opera House fire but offers so much more about this nostalgic city. It's sure to be an eye-opener. I Look forward to getting it.

I've had to limit my book reviews for lack of time, so I'm just posting my favorites here, highlighting the most interesting things about them. I think I'll finish this one.