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The Monster of Florence

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

True crime, well written

Douglas Preston is a great writer of mysteries and brings all his skills to this true story. Such great descriptions of the beauty of Italy and the people involved in this fiasco. A serial killer on the loose and the Italian police go in so many directions that it's cra...
Douglas Preston is a great writer of mysteries and brings all his skills to this true story. Such great descriptions of the beauty of Italy and the people involved in this fiasco. A serial killer on the loose and the Italian police go in so many directions that it's crazy. And some of those directions will surprise you. Sure makes you wonder about the Amanda Knox case.....and that is even brought up at the end of the book. I think this a great read.

posted by TomT4828 on April 21, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Not recommended

I was excited to read this book, thinking it would be a gorgeous portrait of Italy as well as a murder mystery. Unfortunately, I found the writing stilted and the plot uneven, and I left with little understanding of the real Italy. Very disappointed.

posted by 2779376 on October 8, 2010

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    HORRIBLY WRITTEN BOOK

    I can't believe I paid for this trashy book. It's written by an author who is supposedly well known and has been a good seller? You would never know it by the way it was written. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. Read the internet version by real journalists. MARIO SPEZI wrote most of this book and it shows - his English is nil and he keeps repeating the same ideas and the same crap over and over in each chapter.

    Reading this book - I wanted the Monster to go after him - and guess what (spoiler alert) he did!

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    I would not receommed this book

    I am a big fan of Douglas Preston and have read most of his books. But, I did not like this books. It was very confusing and too much detailed information about the people involved. I understand the necessity relating to it being a true story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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