Beastly Things

Beastly Things

Book - 2012
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kmeckford
Sep 19, 2015

Love to read Leon. Her characters are great. Takes me right back to Venice

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read2day_0
Apr 15, 2015

I know returned this book.
Dale Blosser

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ilovewhippets
Dec 12, 2014

Excellent read!

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LeslieJLundgren
Oct 11, 2013

Good read, abatoire descripton emotionally disturbing.

AuntJane Mar 11, 2013

I am always happy to read a new installment about commissario brunetti and his interesting family and co-workers. To me, Venice is a city of mythic proportions - and it is fascinating to see it through the eyes of a local.

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dorothyalmas
Jan 15, 2013

In my opinion her best yet. Someone I would like to meet .

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klwallen
Aug 08, 2012

Brunetti investigates veterinarian killed because he was going to report butchers using diseased animals.

franceonisland Aug 04, 2012

Donna Leon writes about the not-for-tourists side of Venice, and draws us into the beauty and decay of a city that she obviously loves.
I like Commissario Guido Brunetti's investigative style, and his frequent suggestions to stop for a coffee when he and his colleagues need a breather.
The way Leon describes the world of the slaughterhouse, which adds a bloody touch/splash of horror to this story, shows off her detailed writing.
A wonderful read!

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giverny
Jul 30, 2012

A man is found in a Venetian canal wearing one shoe in Donna Leon's latest mystery. Commissario Guido Brunetti investigates the unknown man's identity and uncovers dark secrets concerning meat consumption and animal inspection.

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randalljay
Jul 30, 2012

I've been disappointed in some of her later novels but this is better. I find that the series is more engaging than any one novel - and it's best to be read in order.

shannon40 Jul 01, 2012

This is my first Donna Leon book, and in the beginning I found it a bit confusing as it is the 20th book in a series. But gradually became familiar with her character and the city. It definitely will not be my last Donna Leon mystery. I'm going to read more. 4 1/2 stars.

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Palomino
Jun 12, 2012

Best one yet. As always, it seems our hero's world is a mix of corruption and compassion. Such good writing.

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dcafk
May 05, 2012

This, in my view, is not the best Brunetti mystery, but an average Brunetti is better than most stories.

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EmilyEm
Apr 24, 2012

Guido Brunetti and his team of fellow officers investigate a murdered man?a veterinarian who moonlighted inspecting animals and meat at a slaughterhouse. ?Beastly things? is a good title that has more to do with how some people live their lives than about animals.

One will either think of eating meat much more carefully or rush to the humane society to give an abandoned pet a home after reading Leon?s well-thought-out mystery. It?s another good book; beautiful rambles through Venice are always a bonus.

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c_anderson
Apr 16, 2012

This is my favourite Brunetti novel thus far. While it exposes corrupt (and unpleasant) practises in industrial farming (other books have dealt with disposal of toxic waste, politics, refugees...), the last scene is uplifting and redemptive.

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Rubicat
Apr 16, 2012

#21 of Commissario Guido Brunetti


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