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Saturday, July 01, 2017

The Last Painting of Sarah de Vos

A great story by Dominic Smith, brilliantly read by Edoardo Ballerini, borrowed from City Library.  


This is a fascinating fiction at its best, spanning over a couple of centuries, set in three continents.  
I've read (well, listened to) four or five audiobooks recently on art forgeries, and I think this is one of the best.  
The structure is definitely more complex than others, psychological investigations of the characters are much deeper. 
I particularly liked the author's lucid writing style. The pitch and speed of the narration are faultless.  
I liked it a lot. 

"You're waiting to die, without ever thinking of death itself."

"You live among the ruins of the past, carry them in your pockets, wishing you'd been decent and loving and talented and brave. Instead you were vain and selfish, capable of love but always giving less than everything you had. You held back. You hoarded it."

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