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An Object of Beauty - Steve Martin
An Object of Beauty
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Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness.... show more
Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights--and, at times, the dark lows--of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780446573641 (0446573647)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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I Love Books
I Love Books rated it
3.0 An Object of Beauty
Interesting enough for me to finish, but I really didn't care about any of the characters or their lives. Ho-hum.
The Ink Drinker
The Ink Drinker rated it
2.0 An Object of Beauty: A Novel
As someone who loves art and a good book, I entered this novel with higher expectations. And while Steve Martin has a nice range of vocabulary and describes the paintings very well, I found the novel lacked the sort of spark that hooks a reader in. I actually had to put the novel down half-way throu...
Book Muse
Book Muse rated it
Dislike the narrator, going to return this and read the book.
suzemo
suzemo rated it
2.0 An Object of Beauty: A Novel
Well, I made it through.This book wasn't terrible. The prose was very direct (to the point of dryness), which worked in its favor for me, since I wasn't big into the subject matter. If it had been flowery and overly done I would have probably hated the book. It's about art collecting and the polit...
beccabee
beccabee rated it
Yes, this was well-written. But no, I was not even mildly interested in the story. This kind of reminded me of a Jonathan Franzen book, actually, and I'm not a big fan of his, either.Sorry Steve.
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