Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Book Review/Summer Reading: The Silence of the Rain

Book Review/Summer Reading

Eric Green

The Silence of the Rain
Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
Picador; $14.00
261 pages

Inspector Espinosa is the focus through which readers can get a glimpse into the criminal and "family" life of Rio de Janeiro people. The plot is a rather simple one with some twists and turns that readers will not have any trouble following. The book was written in Portuguese and then translated into English by Benjamin Moser.

The plot involves life insurance policies, life in the corporate world in Brazil and Espinosa's real and imagined love life. There are enough murders to keep your interest.

This book is a real summer read whether you'd be in the mountains or at the beach or resting at home given gasoline prices.

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