I had lunch today with some old friends. Many of you know them too. I joined the Brunetti family for a home cooked meal. Unfortunately since I was reading about theirs in Donna Leon’s latest book I had to be satisfied with my yogurt and apple instead of tasting Paola’s cooking or engaging in their spirited word play.
“The Golden Egg” was released today and since I pre-ordered it in January it was on my Nook this morning.
Although I’ve been spending time with them on Saturday evenings for a couple of months now it is nice for them to not be speaking German. One of my local TV channels carries the MHZ International Mysteries and Drama and runs the Brunetti series on Saturdays. I’ve become accustomed to the man who plays Guido, the second of the two who have played him…he’s quite entertaining actually. And I love the woman who plays Paola. The woman who plays Elettera not so much….she just looks and acts both too German and too school girlish….like she has a crush on Guido.She is not at all like the woman described in the books. I also find the fact that Vianello has been demoted from Inspector to sergent to be disappointing. The character of Guido’s boss Patta has been made into somewhat of a laughing stock…not the supposed suave Sicilian of the books. But since I really watch it to see my beloved Venezia, do I really care? Not a bit. It does tend to give good Venice.
Only 240 days until I return to the city of my dreams!