"And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual."
Al este del Edén y todo Steinbeck
At first brush you might think that these stories are formulaic, and you would be right - sort of.Look deeper and what you get is a hero who has honest to goodness integrity.The stories involve discussions of Henry James, the beauty of Venice, the politics of Italy and the importance of raising children with values.He takes these amazing long lunches with his family that make this North American worker mad with jealousy. Reading a Brunetti mystery is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
El comisario Guido Brunetti