The Day of the Owl has ratings and reviews. Glenn said: Dawn in a city square, a man in a dark suit is just about to jump on the running-board. Read “The Day Of The Owl” by Leonardo Sciascia with Rakuten Kobo. In the piazza, a man lies dead. No one will say if they witnessed his killing. This presents. The Day of the Owl, or Il giorno della civetta () by Leonardo Sciascia is primarily a murder mystery, but it also grants a perspective on.

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Pachinko National Book Award Finalist. Jul 22, Lyn Elliott rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this on a plane on the long haul from Australia to Malta.

This law, the law of the Republic, which safeguarded liberty and justice, he served and enforced. Quanti anni sono passati e quante cose sono accadute o nessuna.

View all 19 comments. A man is shot early one morning while waiting for a bus. But all the while Bellodi’s investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. The Council of Egypt. But other murders follow the initial killing, each one apparently connected to the original crime.

All the Colasberna brothers firmly deny knowing anything about what he is talking leojardo. Mi sbalordisce sempre, di L. We all take it in turns to choose a book.


First though a little background on Sciascia who was a politician of some note. Although the outcome is inevitable, we are left feeling that the ground under the corrupt has given way a little and that of the carabinieri strengthened, maybe a little.

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Kwl Classics To a journalist who had asked him about Captain Bellodi, Don Mariano had replied: He served in the Italian and European parliament, was a journalist and poet, and outspoken public intellectual. A man is sciasciaa dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. But Leonnardo refuses to take the hint, and the many that follow–and, amid the silence and the secrets, and to the annoyance of many respectable, honorable people in positions of power and influence, he investigates Maybe not, but they do help that bitter pill go down easier.

You submitted the following rating and review. This book was recommended by an Italian friend, in response to my requests for good books about Italy. See all books by Leonardo Sciascia.

Thanks Jacque… what others would you recommend? I give you my word with the clear conscious of a good Catholic and a citizen, that I have never met one member of the mafia. If you’re a big crime fiction fan maybe you’ll enjoy it but chances are it’s not nearly as sophisticated as the kind of interrogation techniques used today.

We appreciate your feedback. He includes a pointedly wry disclaimer at the very end: Scciascia bene, ma alla fine non mi ha lasciato quasi nulla What I mean by this is that you know, especially if you have read any of his other novels, that as soon as the Mafia are fingered [or at least suspected] as the perpetrators of the crime that they will not be punished for it, that people will be paid off or things will be covered up.


The Day of the Owl is a short book, yet even within its limited scope it seems to meander for much of the time.

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Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of For in the realm of the Mafia, there can be no Poirot moment when hidden criminal truths are exposed. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. How can you challenge something that does not exist?

For the average Sicilian turning a blind eye is not a character flaw, it is a The novels of Leonardo Sciascia are case studies of how humans cope within a corrupt society. You are commenting using your Facebook account.