The Track of Sand

The Track of Sand

Book - 2010
Average Rating:
4
Rate this:
"The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humor, and the sense of despair that fill the air of Sicily."
-Donna Leon

Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes from strange dreams to find a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home. When his men came to investigate, the carcass has disappeared, leaving only a trail in the sand. Then his home is ransacked and the inspector is certain that the crimes are linked. As he negotiates both the glittering underworld of horseracing and the Mafia's connection to it, Montalbano is aided by his illiterate housekeeper, Adelina, and a Proustian memory of linguate fritte . Longtime fans and new readers alike will be charmed by Montalbano's blend of unorthodox methods, melancholy self-reflection, and love of good food.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780143117933
Branch Call Number: MYS Cami
Characteristics: 264 p
Additional Contributors: Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

c
captbligh
Jun 03, 2017

Excellent as usual.

JeremiahSutherland Mar 23, 2012

Yet another in the Inspector Montalbano series.

The main character is just trying to get by on a daily basis and do the right thing. He doesn't want promotion so doesn't kowtow to the higher-ups in the Police.

The pacing is slow with interspersed absurd moments. All of the books are gentle reads appropriate for rainy days or sitting on the beach.

Italian TV has adapted the books for broadcast and the results are generally faithful to the books. BBC is running some of the episodes now (2012).

c
CB2295
Jan 09, 2012

This book is #12 in the Inspector Salvo Montalbano series and I’ve read them all. Maybe it’s only me, but this series is getting boring and the author seems to have run out of ideas to keep the attention of those reading the full series ; the cast of 6 or 8 ongoing characters are all there but they haven’t changed in any meaningful way (probably so that one can get away with reading the series out of sequence), though one character now wears glasses; big deal; the crime story part is okay, though not exciting, but it’s the overall sameness that bores a faithful reader. I may not bother with #13 in the series.

2
22950009541673
Dec 20, 2010

If it takes a weird dream to begin a story, I am not interested in finding out what other weirdness is in the book.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number
  Loading...

Find it at NWPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top