Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Triumph of Love and Other Paintings” as Want to Read:
The Triumph of Love and Other Paintings
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Triumph of Love and Other Paintings

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This is the story of Joel and Alyx, as told by The Trimph of Love and eleven other paintings by Cezanne, Picasso, Uccello, Dufy, Mantegna, Caravaggio, Johns, Rousseau, El Greco, Rothko, and Seurat. (One work may be a fake ... and may be lying!) It is a dark, comic romp of a novel, revolving upon a mystery to be puzzled out by the clever reader.
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published June 30th 1995 by Wyatt Book
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Triumph of Love and Other Paintings, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Triumph of Love and Other Paintings

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-21)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Mike Puma
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: you know who you are
Shelves: 2015, english-author

Briefly: Twelve more or less well-known paintings narrate the tale of Joel and Alyx (collectively referred to as ‘you’) as they establish their relationship, engage in their various artistic endeavors, and begin their mutually created artistic creation, Whiskey. Each painting narrates a section of the novel, with its own unique perspective, yielding, not only the narrative of Alyx and Joel (an artist who reorginates [see below] the works the narrators are and a writer on Art, respectively, even

...more
MJ Nicholls
A ludic tale told from the shifting perspectives of twelve paintings, concerning a love-hate triangle between an artist couple and a dealer. Rich in Westlake’s trademark droll wit and shameless erudition.
Stephen Swofford
rated it liked it
Nov 28, 2010
Ali
marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2015
Mirela
marked it as to-read
May 09, 2015
Emma Stocker
marked it as to-read
May 09, 2015
Eliza
marked it as to-read
May 18, 2015
Simon
marked it as to-read
May 18, 2015
Jur
marked it as to-read
May 18, 2015
Geoff
marked it as to-read
May 19, 2015
Joyce
marked it as to-read
May 24, 2015
Fionnuala
marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2015
BookDB
marked it as to-read
Sep 26, 2016
Tony
marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2016
Vica
marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2017
Gaston Touafek
marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2017
Vjatcheslav Vlasov
marked it as to-read
May 28, 2017
Katie
added it
Sep 09, 2017
Michele
marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2018
Mat Laporte
marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
4 followers
Michael Westlake was born in 1942 and read philosophy at the London School of Economics, worked as a mathematics tutor and a taxi driver, researcher in an American think tank, journalist and lecturer in film studies.
More about Michael Westlake