El puente de los asesinos

Moral assessment: 
Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.

This is a new episode of the adventures of Captain Alatriste, who this time is implicated in a plot to assassinate the Venetian Doge. As in previous works of this author, the general tone here is disappointing and decadent, critical of politics and of the politicians of the moment, who seem to reflect the skepticism of the author about the Spanish reality of today in which he has to live. Also in line with his previous novels, the language imitates the Germanic character of the time period, in which from time to time blasphemies are inserted. The atmosphere of low life is worse than in his other books, because the characters live in a brothel and this of course gives rise to many obscene allusions, although they are not too descriptive. T.R. (2011)