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Michelangelo's Notebook
     

Michelangelo's Notebook

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by Paul Christopher
 

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Life may imitate art...but death follows it.

While studying art history at New York University, brilliant and beautiful Finn Ryan makes a startling discovery: a Michelangelo drawing of a dissected corpse-supposedly from the artist's near-mythical notebook. But that very night, someone breaks into her apartment-murdering her boyfriend and stealing the sketches

Overview

Life may imitate art...but death follows it.

While studying art history at New York University, brilliant and beautiful Finn Ryan makes a startling discovery: a Michelangelo drawing of a dissected corpse-supposedly from the artist's near-mythical notebook. But that very night, someone breaks into her apartment-murdering her boyfriend and stealing the sketches she made of the drawing. Fleeing for her life, Finn heads to the address her mother had given her for emergencies, where she finds the enigmatic antiquarian book dealer, Michael Valentine. Together, they embark on a desperate race through the city-and through the pages of history itself-to expose an electrifying secret from the final days of World War II-a secret that lies in the dark labyrinthine heart of the Vatican.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101098707
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/07/2005
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
108,683
File size:
359 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Paul Christopher is the pseudonym of a bestselling novelist who lives in the Great Lakes region.

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Michelangelo's Notebook 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
FinMac More than 1 year ago
This book had a lot of promise, but in the end just wasn't written well enough to be very good. Finn is clearly the star of the book, but she was poorly developed and for someone supposedly careful about sex, she used her sexuality far too much in the book. There was also far too much jumping around, the author never stuck with one set of characters for more than a chapter. I will give the author another read to see if he improves his writing. There is promise here, hopefully the author can grow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was expecting a lot from this book. When I read the synopsis on the back, I was actually excited about reading it. 'Hmm,' I thought 'Suspense and art history. Sounds good.' Well, what I actually got was a thinly disguised Dan Brown knock-off. Renaissance art? Check. Papal intrigue? Check. Young-and-hot-but-smart-and-fiery-woman-working-with-and-trying-to-sup ress-desire-for-older-smart-well-rounded-save-the-day-type-of-man? Check. Now, this alone wouldn't be enough to get me to put this book down. I mean, if Mr. Christopher wants to closely follow someone else's plots, that's his prerogative. However, towards the end, so many characters got introduced, and the plot became so hard to follow that I'd sit there and read the same passage 5 or 6 times and still not come away with a slight sense of what had just happened. Don't waste your $7.99 on this book. Check out 'Da Vinci Code' or 'Angels and Demons' instead.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well written, kept me reading right through to the end. Lots of art and WW11 info, let's hear more from Mr. Christopher.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good enough read while waiting for the next five star to come along. Stolen art and Papal intrique make for an interesting plot. Great scene development but the end just gets interesting when poof, it's over. The characters were believable, especially Finn, but while many questions were raised about Valentines background, none were answered. This could have been a contender.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michelangelo's Notebook sounded great to me as something that might lead me into the subject in the books by Dan Brown. However, I found myself bored because of a confusing plot and the introducing of too many characters. This book also came to an abrupt end that didn't make sense. While reading, I never wanted to get to the next page. I was occaisionally wondering how one event led to the next. If you are looking for an art/suspense thriller, skip this and go straight to Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A disjointed and convoluted plot with excessively descriptive passages made this book tedious and hard to follow. I haven't had so hoped tjis would be a series that could hokd my interest, sort of like the Lindsay Chamberlain books, but so far it is not at all up to par. That stated, I recognize that this is just a series opener and I will at least read book two in hopes that the author matures in his writing . Stephanie Clanahan
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Loved this book and made me buy Rembrandt's Ghost, too. I had already read Lucifer's Gospel and love all three books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book started out rather well, but it just didn't work for me. I didn't like the two main people in the storyline, but I think that may be because they were never developed. What I thought was the intended plot, never seemed to develop and a lot of unanswered questions in the storyline.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't think much of this book on the first reading, but re-reading it a second time, two years later, leaves me with a greater appreciation of it. I may move on to read the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title of the book and the real plot of the book was confuseing. When I picked up the book, I thought it was going to be about Michael Angelo and his works. I felt let down. While it was an ok read, it didn't really hold my attention.
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Maryhmd More than 1 year ago
Full of twists and turns, really enjoy mystery/suspense stories that have a basis in history. If you liked Angels and Demons, you will like this book.
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