Friday, August 13, 2010

The passion of a wife

Desiree and I both enjoy reading Donna Leon's Inspector Brunetti detective stories.

They are set in Venice, and have extensive descriptions of that lovely city. There is even a website dedicated to places mentioned in the books.

The main characters are Commissario Guido Brunetti, and his partner Vianello. Brunetti is married to a university lecturer in English literature, Paolo.

In the latest novel we have read, A Question of Belief, Leon provides the following:

"Other men had wives who begged them to go out dancing, travel the world, stay up late and do irresponsible things. Brunetti had managed to marry a woman who looked forward to going to bed at ten o'clock with Henry James. Or, when driven by wild passions she was ashamed to reveal to her husband, with Henry James and his brother."

I'm with Guido here!

1 comment:

于庭吳 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .