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Ossessione - Elizabeth Kostova
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9788817036566 (8817036560)
Publisher: Rizzoli
Pages no: 644
Edition language: Italian
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The English Student
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4.0 The Swan Thieves - Elizabeth Kostova
The Swan Thieves is a novel supposedly modelled on Conrad's Lord Jim, following psychiatrist Andrew Marlow as he attempts to cure his patient Robert Oliver, a painter obsessed with one unknown woman, painting her over and over again with disturbing realism.I read The Swan Thieves because I had alrea...
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All the Time in the World
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4.0 The Swan Thieves
Andrew Marlow, by profession a psychiatrist who specializes in mental disorders in creative people, gets a new patient - acclaimed artist Robert Oliver, who has been arrested for attempting to slash a painting in the National Gallery. Other than a few cursory sentences on admission, Robert chooses ...
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3.0 The Swan Thieves
Loved The Historian. Didn't love The Swan Thieves. Kostova is an intelligent writer, but this book lives and dies on characterization and first person narrative, and I didn't feel like the various narrators' voices were distinct enough. They all sounded like Kostova.In addition, the level of deta...
SandyQ rated it
I'm torn on this book. I enjoyed reading it - it moved along quickly, had an interesting plot. Things kept bothering me, though - for one thing, I didn't think much of the psychiatrist - and since he was in some ways the main character, there was no escaping this. Had he no concept at all of ethic...
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