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The Art Thief

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not to be missed

I was first drawn to this book by the cover, but as the saying goes, you can't judge a book that way. Not to fear, this is one exciting tale. I returned to the book store the next day to get another copy for a friend who read it in a single sitting -- it's that good. A ...
I was first drawn to this book by the cover, but as the saying goes, you can't judge a book that way. Not to fear, this is one exciting tale. I returned to the book store the next day to get another copy for a friend who read it in a single sitting -- it's that good. A stylish, fun story, and informative at the same time. Highly recommended.

posted by Anonymous on September 21, 2007

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Poorly written....

I began this book expecting a wonderful story full of mystery, art history, and colorful characters. I was disappointed in all three categories. Not much mystery, very little history, and pale, underdeveloped characters all plague this book. I wouldn't waste my time rea...
I began this book expecting a wonderful story full of mystery, art history, and colorful characters. I was disappointed in all three categories. Not much mystery, very little history, and pale, underdeveloped characters all plague this book. I wouldn't waste my time reading this book...

posted by Anonymous on June 2, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    Yikes.

    Not worth your time. I started off liking the book as it was very reminiscent of Angels and Demons/Da Vinci Code/The Thomas Crown Affair movie. It seemed clever at first but sadly the whole thing began to go down hill. The writer would go off on these tangents giving you different histories of the art world. At first I was not bothered by this but coupled with his constant jumping around from scene to scene involving seemingly unrelated characters and the quickly dissolving plot, I just got bored. The writer kept trying to be clever and it became obvious that he was failing at that task before long. For example, he kept describing these two detectives who are always eating and I guess that is supposed to be funny and entertaining, well it wasn't. I was sure that if I heard one more description of the overweight detective, I was going to hurt myself. Sheesh...what a waste of time. I wanted to like the book, I really did, I went in with no preconceived notions but by the end I did not care who had committed what crime, I just wanted it to be over so I could go read something else. The book was repetitive, became boring and quite frankly the end did not in anyway justify the means. A thriller is suppose to be thrilling, something that never happened here. I would definitely not recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2008

    Poorly written....

    I began this book expecting a wonderful story full of mystery, art history, and colorful characters. I was disappointed in all three categories. Not much mystery, very little history, and pale, underdeveloped characters all plague this book. I wouldn't waste my time reading this book...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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