Classico di Trastevere which serves pizza piu buona di Roma Bruno and Alex drop in arly on in the book Has anyone been there what did you think Really njoyed this book I just njoyed it the story the way it is writtenjust generally loved itnothing lse to say Very much njoyed this complex and beautifully written book Some reviews have called it an Italian gay thriller Yes it isbut it has far greater depths book Some reviews have called it an Italian gay thriller Yes it isbut it has far greater depths understanding of the human state than that implies Intricate murky worlds of crime and some wonderful almost Dickensian grotesues revolve around a uest
friendship acceptance and love You may begin this book thinking you know the corruption lies You will nd it with your yes opened up to something far sinister and infinitely less palatable I m bringing back this review in support of author Charles Lambert s new E the opening and the display seized with surprising violence In his uest to understand the significance of the pictures Andrew crosses paths with Alessandro a journalist who knows about their history than Andrew can imagine But Alessandro offers hope as well as information hope in a world where kidnap subterfuge and ven murder are the norm; a world of criminal intrigu. .
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summary Any Human Face.
Ovel A View from the Tower Christopher Moore should Write A Gay James Bond a gay James Bond maybe I should Film rights would be snapped up in a jiffy Stick around kids I m tossing out million dollar ideas like condoms at a Pride Parade Charles Lambert s new novel Any Human Face is being called in the UK press a thriller set on the seamier fringe of Rome s gay scene However if you come to Any Human Face xpecting The Bourne Gay Identity you ll be disappointed If you come #Looking For Weighty Believable # for weighty believable drama set within multi layered political intrigue then you ve turned the right pageI think that the Guardian s description of the setting as the seamier fringe of Rome s gay scene is a bit o backhanded homophobia Yes there is a character who shoots some pornographic photography and probably video too but he s rather a Mother Hen type who takes car. E in which no one is safe or above suspicion Meanwhile in a cellar a kidnapped girl hopes desperately for rescue Part thriller part love story Charles Lambert's second novel is both gripping and xhilarating; brilliant and hard dged it clearly marks Lambert as a name to note 'Charles Lambert writes as if his life depends on it He takes risks at very turn' Hannah Tinti. A noir novel set in RomeAny Human Face by Charles Lambert is set in the bleaker backwaters of Rome On Edges Of on the dges of gay community ach chapter like a snapshot in and white The Leitmotiv throughout the novel is a collection of photographs of convicts which #passes from one hand to another and ventually nds up in the possession of Andrew Caruso who runs # from one hand to another and ventually nds up in the possession of Andrew Caruso who runs delapidated book shop La Piccola Libreria in the city Moving between the 1980s and 2008 the photographic uality of the chapters serves to highlight the intrinsic isolation of many of the colourful characters who breeze in and out of the storyline all the while set against a lurking presence of menace The storyline and characters sometimes have a Pasolini like uality which really anchors the novel in the Eternal CityAnd from this book we discovered the restaurant L obitorio un. Andrew Caruso has been a second hand book dealer in Rome for thirty years when a collection of old photographs changes his life forever He finds the photos among the possessions of his x lover Michel; the images possibly from police archives are fascinating but when Andrew and his art critic friend Daniela decide to launch an xhibition the shop is raided the day befor. ,