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  1. says:

    I ll make a confession right off the bat I didn t give The Art Forger 4 stars because I was blown away by the prose, scene, setting, or characterization Had those been up to snuff I d have given it an easy 5 There are some flat characters, relies somewhat on stereo typical thinking about artists and their studios, it sports some letters written by someone else in stand alone chapters which jar a bit with the first person view point one would assume our heroine would have no knowledge of thes I ll make a confession right off the bat I didn t give The Art Forger 4 stars because I was blown away by the prose, scene, setting, or characterization Had those been up to snuff I d have given it an easy 5 There are some flat characters, relies somewhat on stereo typical thinking about artists and their studios, it sports some letters written by someone else in stand alone chapters which jar a bit with the first person view point one would assume our heroine would have no knowledge of these letters and so these chapters intrude, c...


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    My predominant emotion while reading this book was irritation and I became muchinterested in why it was irritating me so much than I was in the novel itself I suppose principally because I thought it was going to be muchliterary a novel that creates the feeling that the characters are generating the plot rather than a novel whose plot creates the characters I ve just looked at other reviews of this book and nearly everyone praises the research I think what they mean though is si My predominant emotion while reading this book was irritation and I became muchinterested in why it was irritating me so much than I was in the novel itself I suppose principally because I thought it was going to be muchliterary a novel that creates the feeling that the characters are generating the plot rather than a novel whose plot creates the characters I ve just looked at other reviews of this book and nearly everyone praises the research I think what they mean though is simply that she told the story of Han van Meegeren I first came across his story on the excellent BBC series Fake or Fortune and it s a fabulous intriguing story He was a master forger who had an almost foolpro...


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    I will start by saying that my experience reading The ART FORGER was like I sat down to watch the movie Heat, and for some reason the movie Quick Change ended up in my DVD player by accident.Okay maybe I am exaggerating a bit, but it was a much lighter read than I had expectedI kept looking at THE ART FORGER on other people s to read list and was kind of on the fence about it Then I was sitting down watching Anderson Cooper on CNN, and he had a segment on the Gardner Museum Heist Even tho I will start by saying that my experience reading The ART FORGER was like I sat down to watch the movie Heat, and for some reason the movie Quick Change ended up in my DVD player by accident.Okay maybe I am exaggerating ...


  4. says:

    This is a novel that is based on a true crime a 500 million art heist at the Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990 The story centers around artist Claire Roth, who is good at making reproductions of famous paintings Early in the book, a dealer asks Claire to make a forgery of one of the Edgar Degas paintings that was stolen from the Gardner Claire recognizes that she s makin...


  5. says:

    Sorry, could not care if Claire was successful or not I know we were supposed to be sympathetic toward her, why else for the youth prison volunteerism, but she was too untrustworthy When I read it, it appeared as if she knew all along that she was making a forgery so that Aidan could sell it as the original but by the end of the book sh...


  6. says:

    This book is not my usual cup of tea, but the impending holidays have a way of getting me out of my usual zone including sampling tea I wouldn t normally drink due to an Advent tea calendar to indulge in a fast paced, page turning read What I liked most about the novel was learning of the fascinating, time consuming along with some shortcuts techniques an artist of oil pa...


  7. says:

    The best parts were the tidbits about the process of forging an old master painting While the writing is never bad, it s bland Lackluster prose really inhibits the narrative voice of Claire, the forger of the title, who never comes to life on the page Her na vet after having been burned once by a man, only to let it happen again is astonishing, yet we never understand why she seems to be so easy to dupe On top of the her unexciting narrative tone, Shapiro includes an ongoing correspondence The best parts were the tidbits about the process of forging an old master painting While the writing is never bad, it s bland Lackluster prose really inhibits the narrative voice of Claire, the forger of the title, who never comes to life on the page Her na vet after having been burned once by a man, only to let it happen again is astonishing, yet we never understand why she seems to be so easy to dupe On top of the her unexciting narrative tone, Shapiro includes an ongoing correspondence between the collector Isabella Stewart Gardner and her niece which is both stylistically unconvincing and a cheap trick the letters themselves are available to the reader, but are presumed to have been destroyed in the fictional universe they are meant to illuminate Most readers will know the conclusion long before Claire and the obtuse museum officials the 1990 Gardner museum robbery seems to have done little to increase the saavy of the members of the Bo...


  8. says:

    Reader know thyself and most of the time I do The Art Forger has been on my list probably since the day it hit the shelves Am I glad I finally picked it up and read it You bet Mystery, intrigue, romance, history, art, there s something for everyone here The foundation of the story is based on the 1990 theft of thirteen paintings from The Isabella Gardner Museum Barbara Shapiro paints a tale of the who, why, what to explore a plausible explanation regarding one of the most famous art pieces Reader know thyself and most of the time I do The Art Forger has been on my list probably since the day it hit the shelves Am I glad I finally picked it up and read it You bet Mystery, intrigue, romance, history, art, there s something for everyone here The foundation of the story is based on the 1990 theft of thirteen paintings from The Isabella Gardner Museum Barbara Shapiro paints a tale of the who, why, what to explore a pla...


  9. says:

    Fact meets fiction meets art history lesson meets Faustian deal Who doesn t like the mystery of an unsolved heist, which to date is still the largest unsolved art heist in history Throw in the world of struggling young artists, art collectors, art dealers, museum curators, art copyists, glitz and not so much glam and Forgers I was interested Claire, an art copyist by day, is a struggling artist working to clear a black mark against her name as a pariah in the Boston art scene When she get Fact meets fiction meets art history lesson meets Faustian deal Who doesn t like the mystery of an unsolved heist, which to date is still the largest unsolved art heist in history Throw in the world of struggling young artists, art collectors, art dealers, museum curators, art copyists, glitz and not so much glam and Forgers I was interested Claire, an art copyist by day, is a struggling artist working to clear a black mark against her name as a pariah in the Boston art scene When she gets an offer she can t refuse in the form of her own show in a top notch art gallery plus a healthy monetary payment in return ...


  10. says:

    I loved that I recognized many of the locations mentioned here, like The Back Bay, The South End, Newbury Street, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The Museum Of Modern Art, of course the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum I have actually long held a little known fascination with the Gardner heist, primarily because of the idea that her will induces the museum board to leave empty frames in their place, even decades after the only unsolved large scale art heist It is unsettling, moving, eye opening, a I loved that I recognized many of the locations mentioned here, like The Back Bay, The South End, Newbury Street, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The Museum Of Modern Art, of course the Isabella Stewart G...


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The Art Forger On March 18, 1990, Thirteen Works Of Art Worth Today Over 500 Million Were Stolen From The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum In Boston It Remains The Largest Unsolved Art Heist In History, And Claire Roth, A Struggling Young Artist, Is About To Discover That There S To This Crime Than Meets The Eye.Claire Makes Her Living Reproducing Famous Works Of Art For A Popular Online Retailer Desperate To Improve Her Situation, She Lets Herself Be Lured Into A Faustian Bargain With Aiden Markel, A Powerful Gallery Owner She Agrees To Forge A Painting One Of The Degas Masterpieces Stolen From The Gardner Museum In Exchange For A One Woman Show In His Renowned Gallery But When The Long Missing Degas Painting The One That Had Been Hanging For One Hundred Years At The Gardner Is Delivered To Claire S Studio, She Begins To Suspect That It May Itself Be A Forgery Claire S Search For The Truth About The Painting S Origins Leads Her Into A Labyrinth Of Deceit Where Secrets Hidden Since The Late Nineteenth Century May Be The Only Evidence That Can Now Save Her Life B A Shapiro S Razor Sharp Writing And Rich Plot Twists Make The Art Forger An Absorbing Literary Thriller That Treats Us To Three Centuries Of Forgers, Art Thieves, And Obsessive Collectors It S A Dazzling Novel About Seeing And Not Seeing The Secrets That Lie Beneath The Canvas.

  • Hardcover
  • 360 pages
  • The Art Forger
  • B.A. Shapiro
  • English
  • 04 March 2017
  • 1616201320

About the Author: B.A. Shapiro

B.A Shapiro is the award wining, NYT bestselling author of THE MURALIST and THE ART FORGER, both stories of art, mystery and history with a bit of romance thrown in She s also written five suspense novels THE SAFE ROOM, BLIND SPOT, SEE NO EVIL, BLAMELESS and SHATTERED ECHOES four screenplays and the nonfiction book, THE BIG SQUEEZE In her previous career incarnations, she directed researc B.A Shapiro is the award wining, NYT bestselling author of THE MURALIST and THE ART FORGER, both stories of art, mystery and history with a bit of romance thrown in She s also written five suspense novels THE SAFE ROOM, BLIND SPOT, SEE NO EVIL, BLAMELESS and SHATTERED ECHOES four screenplays and the nonfiction book, THE BIG SQUEEZE In her previous career incarnations, she directed research projects for a residential substance abuse facility, worked as a systems analyst statistician, headed the Boston office of a software development firm, and served as an adjunct professor teaching sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University She began her writing career when she quit her high pressure job after the birth of her second child Nervous about what to do next, she said to her mother, If I m not playing at being superwoman any, I don t know who I am Her mother answered with the question If you had one year to live, how would you want to spend it The answer write a novel and spendtime with her children And that s exactly what she did Smart mother.After writing seven novels and raising her children, she now lives in Boston with her husband Dan and her dog Sagan And yes, she s working on yet another novel but has no plans to raise anychildren