The Art Thief isn't worth your time
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"The Art Thief"
by: Noah Charney.
2008; 320 pages,
You know how you read those books that instantly remind you of some one who's trying too hard? Well, this is one of those.
I'm sure that you've read "The DaVinci Code" by Dan Brown. If you haven't, you've seen the movie. If you haven't read it, nor seen the movie, what are you doing here? Go read it.
I wasn't more than 10 pages into "The Art Thief" before I knew that this guy was trying to be Dan Brown.
And, I was only about 20 pages into the book when I guessed how the whole thing would turn out. And, you know what - I guessed right.
I don't really recommend that you read "The Art Thief". Unless, you're somehow related to the author. But, in that case, you've probably already read it.
It's about two stolen paintings and how those paintings inexplicably coincide with each other. One is a Michelangelo, the other a Malevich (modern art). And, there are 8 key characters, and Charney tries to weave their stories together in a way that keeps you interested.
Unfortunately, all that weaving does is make the book disjointed because there's so long between characters that you'd forgotten who they were and the last thing that happened to them.