This fascinating mystery had me glued to my Ipod. The author painted a wonderful picture of Sweden in my mind (do they really drink so much coffee?!?) And the narrator did an excellent job. The parallel plots wove together to make an involved and satisfying story.
A great story, beautifully read. The switching between the two plot lines worked very well. Engrossing. Somehow the ending wasn't quite dramatic enough. But I'd definitely look for other works by this author or this narrator.
One of the best. Long, involving plot with many well-drawn characters, each given a distinct and appropriate voice by the narrator.
Boris is so wonderfully self-confident at every age.
Maybe the scenes at Hobie's house with Pippa.
Life and art are inseparable.
Say goodbye to your family and friends before you dive into this book because you won't be able to put it down. It moves from location to location, keeping you hooked every step of the journey that the painting takes. I have read that the author wanted to write a book set in The Netherlands. That section of the story was, I have to say, my least favorite. Mostly, it's set in New York, and in such detail that I feel like I've been there on vacation.
Yes - I already recommended it as an interesting "slice of life" story.
The parakeet's on Hampstead Heath - being described as "immigrants, like me" by the reading student.
I can't imagine having that much time!
Not deep and meaningful, but intriguing and very pleasant.
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