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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Suffer the Little Children: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Suffer the Little Children - Donna Leon 3.5 stars. A solid but heartbreaking Brunetti story. As grey as autumn falling on the city. Not a lot of the secondary characters in this one. It's almost Brunetti all time with a few interludes with Paola. Signora Electra and Vianello are mostly plot avancing characters in this tale of deceit, bigoted morality and despair. You end up with a bruised heart along with a bit of anger towards the injustice of it all. Not happy happy joy joy ending here. Then again, happily ever after ending are not something you expect from Leon. You kinda expect life with all its injustices, grey spaces and warts.