The Painted Room [NOOK Book]

Overview

If 15-year-old May Taylor isn't careful she's going to turn into her mother: a woman with an icicle tongue, migraines and a fondness for gin and tonic. Francis Carlisle is a bumbling Victorian painter trapped for over a century in his own work. Together with May’s best friend, Sheila, they travel in a transcendent world through the paintings on the walls of an art dealer's living room.

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The Painted Room

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Overview

If 15-year-old May Taylor isn't careful she's going to turn into her mother: a woman with an icicle tongue, migraines and a fondness for gin and tonic. Francis Carlisle is a bumbling Victorian painter trapped for over a century in his own work. Together with May’s best friend, Sheila, they travel in a transcendent world through the paintings on the walls of an art dealer's living room.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011139352
  • Publisher: Tina Mikals
  • Publication date: 11/26/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 705 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    DID A ROOM GET PAINTED?

    This book was highly imaginative and I reccomend it. I enjoyed the characters and situations they ended up in due to the rooms 'paint' job! The last note from the author said she was planning on a sequel. I didn't see that coming, but will keep an out for it. It will be enjoyable to find out what happens to the girls on a date.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2011

    Interesting story!

    I particularly enjoyed the idea of falling through paintings and living through them. Nice work!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    Unique

    I was looking for something different and found it in this book! While it is long pagewise, it does not feel so once you are immersed in its quirky plot and paintings with their odd and adventure-filled subjects.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    StaroftheSky

    Great read, although the storyline was sluggish. If yoou are looking for a hanging-onto-the-edge-of-your-seat-thriller; this is not your book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    Pleasant surprise

    Very entertaining. Not at all what i expected, but it was good read. I would recommend to a friend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Not crazy about this book....could not make myself finish it

    Not good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Pretty Good!

    It takes you on an interesting journey. Fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Decent Read

    Just as the heading says it was a decent read although it didn't knock my socks off. It was just....okay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    The painted room

    I read a year back that there was going to be a sequel to this book. Been waiting a long time. Surr hope it comes out soon. Loved the book! Awesome imagination. Plz hurry with the next.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    choppy, poor explanations

    This theme seemed to be copied directly from the Stephen King book "Rose Madder." Goes from giving tedious details to skipping over key elements. Pretty terrible book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    Interesting idea, but...

    The storyline was an interesting idea but the writing and pacing needed some work. I had to struggle to stick with it at times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Great read!

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I can't wait for the next one!

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    surprisingly good!

    I downloaded this book for free and was kind of mixed about how the story was according to other reviews. Overall I must say it was a very good book. I do agree somewhat there are some areas where I thought the writer could be a bit more in depth/more action?, I can't quite place it. There were plenty of times though of laugh out loud moments, I got many stares while reading it my lunchroom. Still though a great read and the ending! ...? well I won't give you a clue but I think you'll have the same smile on your face I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2011

    Horrible

    Ugh the worst book ever i would recommend The guardians of reah but if you like this ok

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    An absolute delight!

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. I could visualize the entire story as it unfolded! I could definitely see this in movie form! I did not find it sluggish at all. The banter was great.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Imaginative and Fun!

    I would love to see this made in to a movie. An imaginative concept. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story and picked it up at any spare moment!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2011

    Very difficult to follow but worth the read

    This book was strange. Man, I'd like to know what drugs this author took before writing this story. It had to be LSD...& one dickens of a trip.

    The story was just strange & compelling enough to keep the reader riveted. I didn't stop till I read the whole story. It was really good & I'll read another one by this author.

    It was 3 stars because it was a difficult to follow story line.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Beach reader

    Loved this book. A great adventure!

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    The Painted Room

    The book was good. Good adventure. Would recommend for younger readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2011

    Great Read!!

    I only downloaded this book because it was free, but it turned out to be a really good book! It was 653 pages but I promise it didnt seem that long. Cant wait til the next book comes out.

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