Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Book 24 of 100
I just finished reading another interesting book. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova, was not something I normally would have picked out to read. But my sister ordered it by mistake, and thought it might be interesting. I had just finished my last book, so I thought, "What the heck..." I was pleasantly surprised and how much this book kept my interest. The book opens with a semi-famous artist attempting to attack a painting. He is subsequently arrested and taken to a mental hospital. After making a single statement ("I did it for her!") to his attending dr, the artist stops talking. The books is written in from the doctor's point of view, as well as from the various women in the artists' life. This book delves into Impressionist painting, psychiatry and obsession. If any of these things intrique you, I would highly recommend this book!