Saving Caravaggio

Saving Caravaggio❰PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Saving Caravaggio Author Neil Griffiths – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Under a searing Calabrian sky detective Daniel Wright is shown the world's most famous stolen painting Caravaggio's Nativity As a Caravaggio lover and expert in art recovery he is determined to rescue Under a searing Calabrian sky detective Daniel Wright is shown the world's most famous stolen painting Caravaggio's Nativity As a Caravaggio lover and expert in art recovery he is determined to rescue it from the Mafia bosses who use it as payment for drug deals and assassinations. OMG This bookreally sucked me in I laughed I blushed I gasped and exclaimed right out loud Best book I've read in ten years Not since The Fountainhead have I felt like such a voyeur I highly recommend reading this one BEFORE you read his first book Betrayal in Naples Otherwise you just know too much to be stunned by what happens here I found it in the BM Bookshop in Florence A lot of the action takes place in Florence but it wasn't just that fact that made me fall in love You get inside the protagonists head You feel him You believe in him I fell in love with Neil Griffiths Good to start Lost it in the middle Week ending One of the worst books I've ever read This has to be one of the worst books I have ever read Dreary gloomy depressing Neil Griffiths' style is as contagious as his viewpoint is dour As an insight into the ambivalent ways of the world of art theft Saving Caravaggio feels authentic As a portrait of a failed marriage between two incompatible people it is plausible Somewhere in there are the materials for a good novel but sadly this isn't it On the cover there is light and shade; in the pages there is only gloom There is narrative and there is psychological introspection but they never intertwine satisfactorily The plot moves forward then stops to examine a relationship or a personality or a painting before the plot moves on again The dénouement contrives to be both predictable and arbitrary And there remains the impression that Mr Griffiths wrote with Roget's Thesaurus at his side So the style is prolix wordy prosy A pity This could have been a good book the subject matter was what made me want to read this but the way it was written was dreadful The sentences were choppy and short it left no room for character development Were I to rec'd a book about someone trying to recover this stolen painting I would direct them to the true story The Caravaggio Conspiracy by Peter Watson This is a true story of Peter Watson going undercover to try to get the painting back I really wanted to read this I even tracked down a secondhand copy as it is no longer in print Despite being short listed for a Costa award I think I know why this might be It was bad Not badly written but still bad The plot was good and kept you reading but to no satisfactory conclusion Also the main character was a bit irritating I was fooled by the inclusion of Caravaggio's name in the title But I think the author was just using it to try and do something clever Very disappointed Fell apart a bit at the very end but engrossing the whole way through uite enjoyed this as an introduction to the art world Good book up until the end

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Saving Caravaggio
  • Neil Griffiths
  • English
  • 06 October 2016
  • 9780670914630