Michael Dibdin


Enjoy the Zen series. Find there is littel pretension and much sharp observance in his novels. For soem reason can/t quite figure out the feminine characters in his novels which I am still in the process of reading.

>>By sliebers   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)

I love Aurelio Zen and his weaknesses .

>>By cinzia   (Tuesday, 22 Jul 2003 00:06)

I like the way Dibdin manages to weave in Zen's ambiguities, like when he starts out enthusiastic about something (usually a woman) but as he thinks about things, doubts creep in and he flip-flops completely. It's nice to read a character who doesn't have a logical reason for every thing they do or feel. Reminds me of real life. One scene that is really remarkable for its uniqueness and insight was when Zen, a non-English speaker, tried to comprehend the relevance and meaning of the mysterious T-shirt slogan "Life's a Beach, and then you die." Somehow for me, Dibdin's weaving that little mystery through the attempts to solve a woman's murder added a dimension that was at once hilarious and poignant.

>>By artsie   (Sunday, 2 Sep 2007 18:01)

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