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The Art Thief by Noah Charney
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Jan 28, 2011

really liked it
Read from January 28 to February 01, 2011

This was a very neat book. It was fun because it offered a lot about the art world, which I don't really know much about. Charney has a very descriptive writing style that allows readers to feel as though they are right in the midst of the action, which made this all the more fun. Though I really, really, really liked this book, it only gets 4 stars because there were some things that Charney never quite tied together at the end. This is all about stealing artwork, so its a mystery. As some characters were searching for clues, though, these clues just sort of faded into the background and Charney never resolved them towards the end even though the outcome might have been different if these clues were not simply forgotten and had been truly evaluated by the characters. In addition, the rating of 4 stars was because the end became a bit predictable right in the middle; there is one scene that made me think "what if this happened?" and then it ended up happening. You won't predict the entire ending, but if you're sharp then you might get half of it. Overall, quite good. (PS- this isn't exactly a quick read because there are multiple things/stories happening at once and there is some artistic jargon that might "slow" the reading down.)

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