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The Swan Thieves - Elizabeth Kostova
The Swan Thieves
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781847442406 (1847442404)
Pages no: 565
Edition language: English
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3.0 Review of the Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
This is a difficult book to review for me. The Historian was one of my favorites, and I was looking forward to this second offering from Kostova. I thought the writing in this book as beautiful, and I really love the author's ability to develop characters. My issue with this novel is that the stor...
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 ...
Inside of a Dog...
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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...
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