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The Art Forger: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Fun Read and Well Crafted Story

This was such a fun story, especially made for art lovers and museum enthusiasts. Reads like a great beach read; the story is interesting enough that you want to tear through it, but not quite the page-turner of Hunger Games or Gone Girl. Even so, i will read it again, ...
This was such a fun story, especially made for art lovers and museum enthusiasts. Reads like a great beach read; the story is interesting enough that you want to tear through it, but not quite the page-turner of Hunger Games or Gone Girl. Even so, i will read it again, and soon, because of course my curiosity rushed me through.

Clare's story is told through three different story lines that come together beautifully in the end without redundancies, which impressed me. The first story of her history three years ago: her torrid affair with a married art professor, a tortured artist type, and their "collaborative" painting she paints for him while he suffers a creative block in order that he not miss a great opportunity to show at New York's MOMA.

The second storyline, told thru letter's of Isabelle Gardner about her friendship with Edgar Degas in 1890's Paris, which will help explore some of the mystery surrounding the Gardner Museum of Boston and the famous unsolved heist of paintings including one masterwork of Degas.

The current storyline of Clare's life as a struggling artist who pays the rent by painting reproductions of masterworks, specializing in Degas while she bides her time waiting for discovery and a show of her own. Clare is offered an opportunity she cannot pass up from a promiment (and of course superbly attractive) gallery owner, something so great she wonders if it is a deal with the devil... and indeed, it may be.

It makes for some very fun, very interesting, very imaginative reading!

posted by 3408188 on October 31, 2012

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Why is the ebook more expensive than the paperback?

Why is the ebook more expensive than the paperback?

posted by CAVC on October 23, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2014

    Why is the ebook more expensive than the paperback?

    Why is the ebook more expensive than the paperback?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2014

    If you are an artist or art lover, you will likely enjoy this bo

    If you are an artist or art lover, you will likely enjoy this book considerably more. It was good, but there are a lot of details about the work of an artist (or forger) that slowed it down quite a bit. The ending was pretty predictable, but the story was entertaining despite the obvious foreshadowing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Entertaining

    This story is entertaining and especially interesting to anyone interested in art. The characters are generally well developed, and there are a few plot twists to keep the interest.

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  • Posted December 14, 2013

    A Good Read

    This is an interesting romp into the world of art institutions, galleries and authenticity. It is well researched tale and spans several centuries which reveals both real and invented characters. The story is an altogether engrossing narrative into the complicated niche of high stakes art and the treachery of forgeries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Meh

    recommend if you enjoy minutae and process

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