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ISBN:1847441521
Author: kellerman-jesse
ISBN13: 978-1847441522
Title: The Brutal Art
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Language: English
Publisher: Sphere (2008)
Pages: 352

The Brutal Art by kellerman-jesse



Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in the cut-throat world of contemporary art when he is alerted to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: in a decaying New York slum, an elderly tenant has disappeared, leaving behind a staggeringly large trove of original drawings and paintings. Nobody can tell Ethan much about the old man, except that he came and went in solitude for nearly forty years, his genius hidden and unacknowledged

I really like Jesse Kellerman's writing style. It's more complex than most thrillers. I read "Trouble", "Sunstroke" and "The Executor" and enjoyed them so I was looking for more of his novels. I thought that certainly he would not have gone through the standard twenty-five rejections and a stab at self publishing that a lot of writers have to endure before their book gets into print. However I did read the book very closely and apart from some self indulgent drivel by the hero, I felt it was a well written and intriguing story.

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бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in the cut-throat world of contemporary art when he is alerted to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: in a decaying New York slum, an elderly tenant has disappeared, leaving behind a staggeringly large trove of original drawings and paintings. Nobody can tell Ethan much about the old man, except that he came and went in solitude for nearly forty years, his genius hidden and unacknowledged.

Title : The Brutal Art. Product Category : Books. List Price (MSRP) : 1. 9. Jesse Kellerman is the 29-year-old son of Faye and Jonathan Kellerman. Jesse received his BA in psychology from Harvard and his MFA in playwriting from Brandeis University. He now lives with his wife in New York City. Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Richard and Judy's Best Read of the Year 2009. Little, Brown Book Group.

Kellerman writes with grace and style, and shows nimble creative footwork when long-buried secrets about Ethan's own family begin to break through the fictions carefully constructed by people who want the past to remain somewhere else.

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Reviews: 7
Eta
I've read "The Genius" and was annoyed to find this is the same book by a different title. I should have read the reviews. I really like Jesse Kellerman's writing style. It's more complex than most thrillers. I read "Trouble", "Sunstroke" and "The Executor" and enjoyed them so I was looking for more of his novels. I didn't read the reviews before I ordered this book because they tend to be very mixed, probably due to expectations that have to do with his parents. I had not read his parents' novels before I read Jessie's and think it's unfair to expect the same from him. He is a different writer. I have since read a few of Jonathan's and prefer Jessie's complexity and pacing. I haven't tried to read any of the books co-authored by them yet. So five stars in spite of the annoyance about the two titles for one book. By the way, Stephen King's son, Joe Hill, doesn't promote his parents on his book covers. I don't understand why Jessie does.
caster
I would not choose a book by this author again
Malanim
I started this review with a cynical attitude because I felt that Jesse Kellerman would have had no problems getting his book published no matter what the quality, given his famous writer parents. I thought that certainly he would not have gone through the standard twenty-five rejections and a stab at self publishing that a lot of writers have to endure before their book gets into print. However I did read the book very closely and apart from some self indulgent drivel by the hero, I felt it was a well written and intriguing story. My cynicism peeled away, page by page and I enjoyed the mystery and the misery of the family relations. The descriptions of the early family life and control were heart wrenching, and the contrast to the art world and its flamboyant lifestyle was very well done. All told a worthy read, I'm pleased I took my cynical head off and enjoyed the book.
Ielonere
This is a good read which is packed with twists and turns. The plot is different to what you expect in murder mystery novels as all the murders have already taken place.

I think this novel shows that at some point Jesse will become a really great writer, he's just not quite there yet. Maybe I expected too much because I read a lot of his fathers work. This isn't up to the same standard but I think he shows a lot of promise and I will definitely try his future books as I don't think it will be long before I'm giving Jesse Kellerman 4 stars rather than 3.
Talrajas
This book is very difficult for me to discuss, as I am still not sure whether I like it or not. At times the writing is great, and I cannot wait to find out what happens next. At other times, I found myself saying, "Well, that's totally ridiculous!" and laying the book to one side until I could return with a little more enthusiasm.

There are a few intriguing twists and turns along the way, so one would expect an unpredictable ending. Not so. The last few chapters lead to some fairly predictable conclusions.

However, I would still recommend it as light reading, and there is a good story buried within the pages.

One thing to look out for though: when you come to the discovery of the drawings, do a quick calculation. How long would it take an artist to draw this number of pieces if he were to produce, say, three per day? These are described as being very detailed works of art, so I could not imagine that the artist could sustain a higher rate of output and have time for any other activities in their life. Look at the number, and work it out for yourself!
Androlhala
Picked this book out of a charity shop and very glad I did. A story with much more depth than just the standard mystery drivel.Its written from the protagonists view point but is then teasingly interspersed with a differently voiced narrative of a historical act which you are sure will marry up with the present but not sure when. To me the book had added value by inciting me to learn more about the artists that the novel refers to from time to time, and above all questions the reverence of high art, the value of wealth over family, family over friends, love over lust and in the end the fleeting nature of happiness. I have only just finished the book and never heard of the author (or his parents for that matter) but as a result of reading this I aim to seek out a few more Kellerman titles...
Goltizuru
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the story is great, I just couldn't put it down!
I agree that the ending is a bit flat, but I rarely read a book where the last few paragraphs are mind blowing! The mind blowing stuff is found well before the end.
The only thing I didn't like, and that's only because I don't enjoy such literary style, is how the character describes most things, from feelings to surroundings, etc, I think is too much of this kind and I would often skip paragraphs because of it.
But a great book nevertheless
I love this book. I couldn't put it down.