The City of Falling Angels - John Berendt
Just like in his book Mid­night in the gar­den of good and evil John Berendt gives us an impres­sion of a city and its pop­u­la­tion. This time he picked Venice.
In 1996 the Fenice, opera house of Venice, is burnt to the ground. Berendt hears of this and sets his sails to Italy. In Venice he speaks with peo­ple who heard and saw the Fenice in flames and he is very intrigued with their sto­ries. Who set the Fenice on fire and why does it take almost ten years to get the opera house built again?

These ques­tions how­ever are not the main con­cern is this book. The book con­sists of var­i­ous (per­sonal) sto­ries told by the peo­ple of Venice. And John Berendt is a mas­ter in putting them on paper.