I finished reading Middlesex. It had some really strange characters but it held my interest. I have moved on to Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
I was browsing the list of bestsellers on amazon.com and came across the book cover for The Monster of Florence . It reminded me of the photo I took in Florence, Italy of a statue illustrating the Rape of the Sabine Women. I looked closely and of course it is the same statue on the book cover.
The book is based on the real life story of a serial killer who murdered couples in Florence in 1968 - 1985.