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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE THE AMERICAN STARRING GEORGE CLOONEY AND DIRECTED BY ANTON CORBIJNThe locals in the Italian village where he lives call him Signor Farfalla Mr Butterfly for he This is not at all what I expected I saw the movie a couple of years ago and I grabbed the book at a bargain bin in London last summer I was curious to know how different from the movie it was but I wasn’t expecting much from the book Turns out I was totally wrong this book hooked me from the get go The main character reveals things about him bit by bit so that we can know how he his slowly That way the story keeps being interesting even though technically “nothing” happens What I loved most about the book was Booth’s writing style I simply loved it I wouldn’t know how to describe it you’d have to read it But everything he wrote was interesting For example I don’t know anything about guns but I read the descriptions about how Signor Farfalla made them and told us the differences between them and I was totally interested Anyway just try to get some time to read this book Also I wouldn't describe this as crime or thriller It was something else Better

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A Very Private GentlemanLara with whom he sleepsOf a certain age and as his feelings for Clara intensify Farfalla has resolved to make his next job his last all the while sensing a treacherous circle closing in on him I was inspired to read this novel after recently seeing a trailer for the film The American starring Mr George Clooney I was immediately irked by the title change Let me uote briefly from the book I do not claim to be either English or French German Swiss American Canadian South African Nothing in fact So much for adhering to the source material That being said the film can do nothing but improve upon the book Maybe I am being a little harsh because I was expecting a thriller of sorts This is of an anti thriller It reads like a travelogue by some aging ex patriot who is enjoying the uiet life in small Italian village He savors the locals wines and prostitutes; and enjoys afternoon conversations with the wise old priest who secretly smokes ham in his basement Mr Farfalla Farfalla being Italian for butterfly as far as anyone in the village knows paints portraits of butterflies for a living The priest senses that this is a cover and that Farfalla actually has money than that pastime would provide The struggling artist persona is a cover for his actual occupation Weapons manufacturer for international assassins Farfalla considers himself to be an artist of a different sort He is a creator of the tool that enables taking of a life but not just any life To Farfalla these assassinations — be they politically motivated or the taking out of a drug kingpin — enable a shift in history He takes pride in the fact that he has helped create the havoc which — when the dust clears — reshape entire economies and societies There is also a love story thrown into the mix when as Farfalla comes to the end of his last job he begins to fall for one of the two whores that he has been regularly bedding Any inklings of romance do not really begin to appear until the last fifty pages and by that time the reader will most likely not care The amoral main character does not elicit much sympathy from the reader And unless you are about to take a vacation to the countryside of Italy there is not much point to the long winded descriptions of the history and topography of the region In the end I could think of many other tales of professional assassins Trevanian and Robert Ludlum come to mind that are compelling than A Very Private Gentleman

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reader Ê A Very Private Gentleman ✓ Paperback ¿ ❰Epub❯ ➝ A Very Private Gentleman Author Martin Booth – SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE THE AMERICAN STARRING GEORGE CLOONEY AND DIRECTED BY ANTON CORBIJNThe locals in the Italian village where he lives call him Signor FarfallaAppears to be a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies But as inconspicuous as Farfalla tries to make himself his real profession is deadly unbeknownst to the sometime brothel worker C Telling the story of a man nearing the end of a successful but let's say morally uestionable career this novel is a beautifully written insight into his philosophy and thinking and indeed his whole way of life It is poetic as well as matter of fact in its telling not simply one man looking back on his life but also the story of a man falling in love with this part of Italy as much as the young woman he meets there I never thought I'd thank George Clooney for putting me on to a great book but he kind of did with this one if only in a very roundabout way When I heard that filming for The American the title of the adaptation in which Clooney plays the main character was taking place in the earthuake hit region of Abruzzo in central Italy it piued my interest and I sought out a copy of the book And I am so glad I did otherwise I might never have read it and I would hate to have missed out on such stunning writing This is the first Martin Booth novel that I've read but it certainly won't be the last one