Friday, August 20, 2010
The Second Mrs. Gioconda
E.L. Konigsburgs The Second Mrs. Gioconda is Salais story. Salai is a known thief. Even Leonardo da Vinci, who thrived in Salais company, describes him as a “ liar, thief, mule-head”and “glutton”. Salai is not the sort to bond with or depend on anyone. But when Duchess Beatrice enters Salais life, Salai finds someone like himself to bond with. This book is not only about Salai, but also about what was happening around him. In the end, a guess is made as to who Mona Lisa is. You could call it a sort of history book. At any rate, this is a good book!