Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!  Yep, it was fantastic!  I adored this novel!  Best of the year so far!  It is about a mentally ill but immensely talented artist who is arrested for attacking a painting.  He is placed in a residential home for the mentally ill, and Andrew Marlowe, a psychiatrist and artist in his own right, is charged with healing him.  In order to heal him, Marlowe must find out about his past, his loves, his obsessions.  He uncovers a great tragedy in the Impressionist art world.  This story made me want to pick up my own canvas and paint! 

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