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Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Ad occhi chiusi by Gianrico Carofiglio. Ad occhi chiusi Guido Guerrieri 2 by Gianrico Carofiglio. Lui non riesce a rifiutarla, una specie di molla gli scatta dentro. La nuova pratica di Ad occhi chiusi gli prospetta una giovane donna vittima di maltrattamenti che ha avuto il coraggio di denunciare l'ex compagno suo persecutore: nessun avvocato vuol rappresentarla per timore delle persone potenti implicate.
E la molla che gliela fa accettare sembra essere la ragazza con un'aura di inquietudine, che una sera si presenta assieme all'amico ispettore di polizia nel suo studio per chiedergli di assumere la difesa della donna tormentata.
Una poliziotta, pensa Guerrieri. E inizia, in tribunale e fuori, una lotta feroce, una caccia accidentata, all'ultimo respiro: psicologicamente rischiosa, persino per quella suora enigmatica.
Con questo secondo romanzo siamo in grado di affinare quel giudizio, di verificarlo. E in primo piano, suor Claudia. Get A Copy. Paperback , La memoria , pages. Published November 23rd by Sellerio first published More Details Original Title. Guido Guerrieri 2. Guido Guerrieri. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ad occhi chiusi , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews.
Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Ad occhi chiusi Guido Guerrieri 2. I came across a guy the other day who'd decided it was probably a good idea for people to have an existential crisis every once in awhile. And I thought, as you do, well, here's a person who's never had one. Here's someone who thinks it's like Brussels sprouts or a prostate exam; some discomfort you gear yourself up to endure, knowing you'll profit by it in a sort of incremental way by the time the sun sets and the day is done.
Curse God, cry foul, and pour yourself a stiff one. That's all there I came across a guy the other day who'd decided it was probably a good idea for people to have an existential crisis every once in awhile. That's all there is to it.
And I succumbed to a superstitious shiver for the man - again, as you do - because here's the wave of that bright red cloth before the steaming snout of the Karmic Bull.
Pride goeth, etc. There's no need to give Gianrico Carofiglio the high-sign on El Diablo. He's met the beast and delivered the injury over to his protagonist. Italian attorney Guido Guerrieri is in a world of hurt, primarily due to the perversions of this sick thing called life.
He'd like to smash someone's face. Or smoke. Or sleep through the night. There's plenty he has to say to the people who surround him, though he keeps the more biting commentary restricted to his head. And he functions, as you do, day in and day out and day in again, contending with his inability to stop Time in its tracks, Death from its inevitable smirk, and the pouches beneath his eyes from terrifyingly distending.
One of the grace notes of an existential crisis and there aren't many, so listen up is that you just don't care what's smart anymore, or what other people say, or what choices may cost - and so taking the case of an emotionally fragile middle-aged woman who purports to have been brutally abused by the respected son of a powerful judge, while it may prove to be a career-killer, is something Avvocato Guerrieri won't be thinking twice about.
In fact, he's less concerned with the professional blowback than he is with the oddly-attractive nun who runs the women's shelter his client is currently residing in. And his paramour Margherita's obvious desirability to the local lesbians. And his co-counsel, public prosecutor Alessandra Mantovani's broken heart.
And his startling lack of friends. It's ridiculously rare to find this affliction so accurately rendered in popular fiction. Carofiglio has managed to do it in a precociously dark and bittersweet way within the genre of Italian crime. And that's downright impressive.
View all 6 comments. This review has been revised and can now be found at Shelf Inflicted! Continuing on with book two in Carofiglio's most excellent series, time and Guido Guerrieri have both moved along some two years since the events of the previous novel, Involuntary Witness. Now Guerrieri is in a comfortable relationship, he's started cooking, and has recently been mulling over the fact that he's approaching middle age.
In his professional life, he is serving as attorney to a woman who has pressed charges against her former boyfriend. Martina Fumai now lives at a secret refuge fo Continuing on with book two in Carofiglio's most excellent series, time and Guido Guerrieri have both moved along some two years since the events of the previous novel, Involuntary Witness.
Martina Fumai now lives at a secret refuge for battered women, protected by a gorgeous, kickass nun, and has had enough of the regular abuse and stalking she's suffering at the hands of Dr. Gianluca Scianatico. She's been to other lawyers, who've all turned down the job -- Scianatico is the son of a very powerful judge, and is also "a one-time Fascist thug, a poker player. And a cokehead. But after hearing from Sister Claudia just how desperate Martina's situation has been, Guido can't help himself and agrees to help.
Berating himself at first for getting finding "a jam to get into," Guerrieri's anxiety quickly turns into annoyance because of Scianatico's bragged-about protected status, and he's off. Information uncovered at the trial leads him to try and discover what he can about Martina's past, inevitably leading him into closer proximity with Sister Claudia.
One thing I've picked up about Carofiglio's writing over these two books is that he does an excellent job of striking a balance between the Guerrieri of the courtroom and Guerrieri the person.
This balance is also reflected within the plot -- there's a more action-based storyline set off against Guido's inner issues. For example, as Guerrieri is wrestling with his feelings about the death of an old friend's wife and his uncertainties about middle age, flashback sequences reveal another character's horrible childhood experience. Throughout the story, the message is clear: sitting around and waiting for something to happen never gets you anywhere -- sometimes you just have to jump in, with both eyes closed if necessary, and take control.
While this story may not appeal to those who want a bit more of an adrenaline rush while they read, it's perfect for readers who like realistic characters and intelligent writing.
A Walk in the Dark has a bit more action than its predecessor, an ending that will satisfy, and yet it is never over the top in its execution. Carofiglio is such an efficient writer that the reader gets into Guerrieri's mind quickly and easily, while simultaneously being sucked into the courtroom drama. Even better, the story is totally complete by the end of the book -- there are no loose ends left hanging anywhere. I LOVE this series and highly recommend it. Happily I have two more to read right away.
View all 7 comments. Carofiglio is just so dependable, you know? His writing is so engaging. For instance, here are the opening sentences. You give up for a while. Days, months, years. But you never quit completely. Cigarettes are always there, lying in wait. The cigarettes do figure in the book. Here again, Carofiglio is great. Sister Claudia is great--a bit of a Carofiglio is just so dependable, you know?
Sister Claudia is great--a bit of a cipher from the get go, but a most interesting one. And Guido?
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