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Theft by Peter Carey
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Jun 04, 12


Theft is about art and art fakes, love and betrayal. The notions of both kinds of fraud are intertwined. Thank you, Peter Carey for an idiosyncratic writing style. Actually two first-person styles, one for a tormented love-stricken painter and the other for his mentally challenged brother.

What would you do if you were in love with a psychopath and realized you didn't care what sins that person might or might not have committed?

Fascinating also for the interwoven facts and culture of the real art world. I used to own a Tom Wesselmann, and I agree that his marketability might have exceeded his talent.
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message 1: by Judy (new)

Judy I love stories about painters, geniuses and art crime. Recently finished The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber. Another good one is The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova. Thanks for your review Gerald.


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