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Spiral: A Novel

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Nicholas Greer is a writer who’s broke and on the verge of divorce. The life of Frank Spira, the controversial painter he’s been researching for six years, has become more real to him than his own. Nick has just finished writing his book when he gets a call telling him that one of Spira’s closest friends, Jacob Grossman, a man who went missing twenty-six years ago, has bee ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 13th 2004 by Vintage (first published June 17th 2003)
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Claire Jackson
I read this book a few years ago on holliday and its concepts and storyline often pops into confersations, a great mystery that develops with a theme about the artworld that i found tantalising as an artist myself. I highly recommend to and artists as a different story to get your ideas flowing and its highly entertaining if you stick with it to the end. A great few twists in the last few chapters :)
I read this book a few years ago & I was trying to describe the story to a friend of mine & as there were a lot of it I couldn't remember I decided to read it again.
I was not disappointed, even though I knew the 'twist in the tale' it didn't spoil the story for me. This is a great thriller & I have now bought 'Mirror' by the same author.
Karen (mena) SR
I choose to read this book because the cover looked interesting. I thought it was kind of stressful at times (mainly because of the obssesive behavior of Nick Greer, though it was kind of awesome how persistent he was at getting the whole story), but it was a good mistery novel and I enjoyed reading it.
I gave this only three stars because it was hard for me to get into...that said, once I did I couldn't put it down. I literally read the last 3/4 of the book in two days. Great mystery and I usually don't like mysteries. Gets bogged down here and there with art jumbo jumbo but well developed story and characters.
Arc copy. Fairly disturbing fiction of warped art world.
I got this book at a $2-for-all-the-books-you-can-fit-in-a-grocery-bag sale at my library just because the cover looked interesting. I was pleasantly surprised at how entertaining this story was, even if it was a little sketchy at times. I probably won't read it again but it was a good summer read.
Superb. Creates a kind of madness that draws you down into it too. For weeks my thoughts were aslant over this book. I still think of tattoos differently, more reverently.
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