FIVE FAVE VENICE BOOKS
It is Carnival in Venice this week, so here is a short list of my favorite Venice books:
- The World of Venice by Jan Morris (the history and vibe of Venice -- my all time favorite)
- Death in Venice by Thomas Mann (a classic of Venice-induced lust)
- Serenissima by Erica Jong (before there was Sex and the City, there was Erica Jong; reviewed here)
- Alibi by Joseph Kanon (post-WWII Venice spy stuff)
- About Face by Donna Leon (or any of her Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries)
Inspired by Nancy Pearl's "Companion Reads" chapter in Book Lust – themed clusters of books on subjects as diverse as Bigfoot and Vietnam – I decided to start occasionally posting lists of five books grouped by topic or theme. I call these posts my Five Faves.
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Reading about Venice is one of my things! I have never read an Erica Jong book but it's never too late to start :)ReplyDelete
Death in Venice is a masterpiece--I've read it at least 3 times. It made me a Mann fan for the longest time, but nothing else Mann wrote comes close to being as good.
I also like the Donna Leon mystery series set in Venice. I try to read 1-2 per year.