A nicely written, fun and easy read. If you liked Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, you are sure to enjoy this one as well.
It was an interesting book and I enjoyed the info about Venice and its unusual characters.
A wonderful novel and journey into Venice and Venetian culture. Similar to a travel memoir! I loved the voice of the author.
A really good book. John Berendt uses his decription style from the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil to bring Venice alive in the same way.
Non-fiction about the arson of the Fenice opera house in 1996. Anyone going to Venice should read this one first....
I liked this book about Venice - its history, people and events, especially in the late 20th century.
This book makes one desire to see Venice and meet all the interesting characters in the book, all of whom seem like very real people.
From the author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, this nonfiction book is set in Venice and offers a wonderful insider's view of that amazing city.
This book was pretty good, though not as good as "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Berendt does a good job of making a story out of Venice high society and the burning of the Fenice Opera House, which to me, COULD be as dry as stale toast. But he makes it pretty interesting.
I picked this up because I liked Berendt earlier book (Midnight in the Garden...) and love Vencie. I did not like it as much as Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. The story seems to move slowly, many characters to keep track of and the book just seems to end. There is (and isn't) a conclusion to the events of the story. I understand the book and how the author presented it, just wasn't my favorite.
Loved the arhcitectural and social history of Venice