Thursday, April 16, 2009

Am I going to read this book?

I'm not sure I need to read more about the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. Can any more be said than has been, in historical fiction and in tomes like this? The review:
Part love story, part mystery, Vanished Smile reopens the case of the most audacious and perplexing art theft ever committed. R. A. Scotti’s riveting, ingeniously realized account is itself a masterly portrait of a world in transition. Combining her skills as a historian and a novelist, Scotti turns the tantalizing clues into a story of the painting’s transformation into the most familiar and lasting icon of all time.

I just don't know. Maybe I'll wait until it's on remainder (or whatever they call it in these days of all new rules for book buying).

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