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KathyI, November 8, 2014 (view all comments by KathyI)
Beyond being a good mystery with lots of facts about art forgeries and the art world, this is the story of a struggling artist presented with a Faustian opportunity. She agrees to copy a masterpiece for more money than she has ever earned, with the ultimate prize being a solo showing at a great art gallery.


But of course things get more complicated, and we readers just get to hang on for the thrilling ride that has lots of twists and turns. Everyone in my book club enjoyed this, with one person staying up all night to finish it. I'm looking forward to more books by Barbara Shapiro!
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KathyI, November 8, 2014 (view all comments by KathyI)
Beyond being a good mystery with lots of facts about art forgeries and the art world, this is the story of a struggling artist presented with a Faustian opportunity. She agrees to copy a masterpiece for more money than she has ever earned, with the ultimate prize being a solo showing at a great art gallery.


But of course things get more complicated, and we readers just get to hang on for the thrilling ride that has lots of twists and turns. Everyone in my book club enjoyed this, with one person staying up all night to finish it. I'm looking forward to more books by Barbara Shapiro!
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KathyI, November 8, 2014 (view all comments by KathyI)
Beyond being a good mystery with lots of facts about art forgeries and the art world, this is the story of a struggling artist presented with a Faustian opportunity. She agrees to copy a masterpiece for more money than she has ever earned, with the ultimate prize being a solo showing at a great art gallery.


But of course things get more complicated, and we readers just get to hang on for the thrilling ride that has lots of twists and turns. Everyone in my book club enjoyed this, with one person staying up all night to finish it. I'm looking forward to more books by Barbara Shapiro!
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KathyI, November 8, 2014 (view all comments by KathyI)
Beyond being a good mystery with lots of facts about art forgeries and the art world, this is the story of a struggling artist presented with a Faustian opportunity. She agrees to copy a masterpiece for more money than she has ever earned, with the ultimate prize being a solo showing at a great art gallery.


But of course things get more complicated, and we readers just get to hang on for the thrilling ride that has lots of twists and turns. Everyone in my book club enjoyed this, with one person staying up all night to finish it. I'm looking forward to more books by Barbara Shapiro!
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Karen Rush, June 8, 2014 (view all comments by Karen Rush)
The Art Forger is a very good mystery filled with fascinating facts about the art industry. It revolves around reproductions, art forgery and a missing masterpiece. The fictional story is based on a real event - the largest art heist ever in which 13 works of art from masters as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Degas were stolen from the Gardner Museum in Boston. I loved the main character, Claire. She is a talented but struggling artist, who a few years earlier, was shunned by the art world thru no fault of her own. She has an exceptional abilities and expertise in the art of reproduction and I pulled for her as she struggles to get the recognition she deserves. The development of the additional characters was well done - the obsessive collectors, devious painters and art dealers. I appreciate the author’s extensive study in the world of masterpieces.
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ISBN:
9781616203160
Author:
Shapiro, B. A.
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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General Fiction
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Fiction : Literary
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Fiction : Thrillers
Subject:
FICTION / Thrillers / General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130521
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 384 pages Algonquin Books - English 9781616203160 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Precise and exciting....Readers seeking an engaging novel about artists and art scandals will find The Art Forger rewarding for its skillful balance of brisk plotting, significant emotional depth and a multi-layered narration rich with a sense of moral consequence." The Washington Post
"Review" by , "If Bridget Jones's Diary and The Da Vinci Code had a love child, this would be it." Elle
"Review" by , "Ingeniously and skillfully plotted." The Huffington Post
"Review" by , "A cleverly plotted art-world thriller/romance...convincingly researched, engaging storytelling. Intelligent entertainment." Kirkus Reviews
"Review" by , "Filled with delightful twists, turns, and ruminations on what constitutes truth in art." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "By page two of this novel, the reader is fully engrossed into the world of struggling artist Claire Roth, nicknamed 'The Great Pretender' who copies famous paintings for a website called Reproductions.com....A highly recommended debut that would be great for book discussion groups." Library Journal
"Review" by , "Classy and pleasurably suspenseful...an entrancingly visual, historically rich, deliciously witty, sensuous, and smart tale of authenticity versus fakery in which Shapiro artfully turns a clever caper into a provocative meditation on what we value most." Booklist
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