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Jonathan Santlofer

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Tekijän teokset

The Death Artist (2002) 228 kappaletta
The Last Mona Lisa (2021) 205 kappaletta
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories (2011) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 116 kappaletta
Color Blind (2004) 111 kappaletta
The Murder Notebook (2008) 100 kappaletta
The Killing Art (2000) 85 kappaletta
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Toimittaja; Esipuhe; Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir (2018) 60 kappaletta
The Lost Van Gogh: A Novel (2024) 44 kappaletta
De andere Mona Lisa (2022) 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Avustaja — 409 kappaletta
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Avustaja — 298 kappaletta
Inherit the Dead (2013) — Avustaja — 296 kappaletta
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (2010) — Avustaja — 244 kappaletta
The Rich and the Dead (2011) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta
New Jersey Noir (2011) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
Crime Hits Home (2022) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Dark City Lights: New York Stories (2015) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta

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While there is a lot of characters seeking this painting, , thought to be stolen from the works exhibited during Vincent's service when he died, the book begins with two characters, Luke and Alex , (Alex is a female( and the book rapidly runs spout of control shortly thereafter.

The story begins when Luke made a sudden purchase, and later that night it was noticed that the covering may be hiding another paining behind. When the outer layer was slowly, carefully chipped away, the excitement built when the face of Van Gofh was seen.

To discern if this is indeed a true painting, they contact a long-term specialist in finding art work, an acquaintance, Interpol Agent, John Washington. While it originally assumed it would be an easy job, it soon became very challenging.

Two main characters are the original ones seeking to obtain the precious painting, Luke and Alex, but, from then on, the book spirals out of control. While there are many wonderful pages outlining the story of Van Gogh's life, his work, and why his paintings are so very expensive in the art community, the adds characters, and too many of them simply renders the book very difficult to continue.

I did finish it, but with the exception of the descriptions of Amsterdam, and the Anne Frank hiding place, and the museums visited by the main characters, it simply was way to difficult to follow.

I rate this a low 2.5
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Whisper1 | 1 muu arvostelu | May 19, 2024 |
When I picked this up I thought it would possibly be a bit trashy but entertaining. I was wrong. It was totally trashy and not entertaining.

The brand name dropping was reminiscent of someone trying to pretend they got what Bret Easton Ellis was doing with that in American Psycho. For a book that was clearly pushing the 'smoking is evil and gives you cancer' angle, maybe the author shouldn't have mentioned Marlboro like he was getting a blowjob for each mention.

I finally pitched this waste of paper into the recycling bin when I got to the part where the female main character muses on how she feeds her husband's secretary chocolate truffles to make sure she stays 'plus-sized', and hopes that said secretary stays in her role until after retirement age. Because of course if the secretary is fat and/or old, the husband won't fuck her. I can deal with thrillers being trashy and derivative but piling on the misogynistic body shaming was just too much.

I am rating this one star because unfortunately the rating system doesn't go into negative numbers. Beauty school dropout, go back to art college.
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LaurenThemself | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 20, 2024 |
Luke and Alex may have discovered a lost painting by Van Gogh. But, before they can get it authenticated, the painting is stolen. They contact an acquaintance, Interpol Agent, John Washington. And it is not long that John discovers there is more to this than he ever imagined.

This is very well researched with quite a bit of enjoyable history. I mean, who doesn’t love to read about Van Gogh! And the mystery surrounding the painting…is it real? Is it fake? This is what kept the story moving for me!

I have only read one other novel by this author, The Last Mona Lisa. I enjoyed that book quite a bit more than this one. This story just seems to be all over the place. It is a bit discombobulated and unorganized. Now, as I always say…read this for yourself to form your own opinion.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.
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fredreeca | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 3, 2024 |
I really wanted to like this. I read The Death Artist back in 2008, and I loved it. I rated it 5 stars, and I remember staying up late into the night to finish it. Perhaps my tastes have changed since then, but I just couldn't get into the sequel. I found Kate self-absorbed and unlikeable, and the writing irritating. I was well aware that it was a man writing a woman's POV, because so many of Kate's thoughts didn't sound right. She talked about going out with her "women friends", for example, which made me grit my teeth. It sounds exactly like something a man would say. Anyway, there were a bunch of instances like those, and eventually I just had to admit I didn't care enough about what happened to keep reading.… (lisätietoja)
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Elizabeth_Cooper | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 27, 2023 |



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