Torture The Artistby Joey Goebel
Vincent Spinetti is the archetypal tortured artist — a sensitive young writer who suffers from alienation, parental neglect, poverty, depression, alcoholism, illness, nervous breakdowns, and unrequited love. However, he is unaware that these torments are due to the secret manipulations of 'New Renaissance', an experimental organization that hopes to improve mindless main-stream culture by raising writers who emphasize artistic quality over commerce. New Renaissance hires ex-musician Harlan Eiffler to manipulate its most promising prodigy, Vincent. Wickedly antisocial and disgusted by what passes for entertainment in the twenty-first century, Harlan ensures that Vincent remains a true artist. He poses as Vincent’s manager and nurtures his career, all the while continuing to torture him. Smart, funny, and poignant, 'Torture the Artist' examines the timeless idea that true art can only result from suffering.
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Meet the Author
About the Author: Joey Goebel was born and raised in Henderson, Kentucky. He has a B.A. in English from Brescia University. He is the author of 'The Anomalies' and former lead singer of the 'Mullets' and 'Novembrists'.
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I seem to have the same views on the word as harlan. The edimg is a twist which leaves you content but is not cheesy or far-fetched. I read it in a day and needess to say it was incredibly inspiring for an individual greatly interested in the arts. I found myself in each of the characters which i turn caused me to reavaluate myself and the world in which i live. I found it inspiring, yet depressing and beautiful, yet morbid.
This is easily one of the best books that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I am normally one for the fantasy fiction genre but a friend of mine said this should be a good book for me to try out and I am glad that I listened! The thoughts expressed in this book are simply amazing and the story is top notch! I suggest this for anyone who enjoys artistic type hobbies i.e. writing, playing/composing music, painting, drawing, etc. It will really give you a new feel for the ability you posses. I would not suggest this book however for gifting as it is kind of a different book and one that requires certain tastes.