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The Rescue Artist by Edward Dolnick
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Jan 16, 12

bookshelves: bio, crime
Read from January 05 to 16, 2012

Art crime is a hoot! That's not to say it's frivolous. Yes it's serious business. It just seems (based on the books I've read about it) that it's filled with real characters on BOTH sides of the equation. Thieves who are motivated by greed, or notoriety, or politics, or all of these. Cops who are motivated by notoriety, politics, sincere love for art, (probably not greed). I enjoyed the book. One warning though -- & it's a knock on books read via Kindle generally. I've got an older, black&white Kindle. I enjoy reading on it with one glaring exception -- you really miss the enjoyment of photos (esp color). I like to read lots of non-fiction books that tend to be published with photos. I enjoy referring to them while reading. You can't really do that as well on a Kindle. I would have preferred another edition so that I might've enjoyed (more) the art work & the people in the photos.

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