It was really hard to connect with the main character.
The story is told in first point of view, present tense by Maria, the protag. This is a quote from a conversation Maria was having with a woman:
“She was visibly shocked. Probably thinks that all Sicilians are Mafiosi. Which is rubbish. Not all Sicilians have the ability. To thrive in the mafia you have to be laser-sharp.”
It sounds like for Maria, Sicilians are either Mafiosi or too stupid to be Mafiosi. I don’t understand why Maria has to be so offensive. Falcone, Borsellino, and Impastato (just to mention a few) weren’t stupid. They were “laser-sharp” people who happened to be also honest and decided to fight the mafia.
And it gets worse. Maria killed 5 people and planned the murder of a sixth person. Yet, while driving through Capaci, she felt “moved”, thinking about how Falcone, his wife, and the officers of his team died during an attack. But she’s part of the system Falcone was fighting. She has no right to feel moved. Again, it sounds like she’s mocking the work of a very good man who died fighting the mafia.
Not to mention that apparently every Sicilian man is a rapist, and Sicilian mothers are worst thing ever.
Oh, and "assetta" doesn't mean "sit down" but "to sit". "Assettati" is sit down. And Sicilian doesn't have the "gl" but the "ggh" so it's not "pigliati" but "pigghiati" and it's not "minghia" but "minchia". Just saying.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 427 KB
- Print Length: 232 pages
- Publisher: Sparkling Books Limited (22 October 2018)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077X3QVJK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 4 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #946,954 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)