Friday, March 21, 2008

Theft by Peter Carey (a review)

Theft: A Love Story
4.5 out of 5: This is the story of an aging, out-of-style artist, his idiot savant brother, and a femme fatale they both fall for. Part love story, part family saga, part crime thriller, this book has something for everyone. The alternating narrative voices (the artist and his brother) are pitch perfect, not gimmicky. Certain plot twists are a bit unbelievable, but the ending is truly masterful: an elegant and uncontrived resolution of several complicated plot lines and character traits. If you’re interested in the art scene and not afraid of a few four-letter words, you’ll love this one.

1 comment:

Matt Sinclair said...

Good choice and an entertaining read.