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The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore hNone of them will talk about Carey at all even thougher work still obviously influences theirs Is there going on Suggestions for Marketing Small Timber here than meets the eye I enjoyed the story but I don t think it s going to be everyone s cup of tea I think youave to be very interested in art and enjoy reading the details of the creative process The minutia does slow the story done a bit but I think the pace does make sense It gives the reader an understanding of all the work this artist must go through to recreate New Exploration her paintings and saveer career Desperate times I The Shaping of Western Civilization had at first marked this as a thriller but it is not The touch of mystery is very light but rather interesting when you finally learn what s going on at Pine City I think the story is much about relationships andow people use other people I received an arc from the publisher via NetGalley for my onest review Many thanks A No Name literally and figuratively young female painter develops a fan girl crush on Carey Logan the most visible and successful member of an art collective known as Pine City who all graduated from No Name s art school about six to ten years ahead of er That crush torch is carried from a distance for 15 years during which time Carey Logan commits suicide Then No Name s studio burns along with six paintings she s promised for an upcoming show A lucky encounter gets The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles her an in to work at the Pine City colony and maybe to learn a bit and finally understander idol This book Medicine and Religion has a problem which is not entirely its own fault The official jacket blurb different from what I ve written above promises a psychological suspensethriller type story But the story that s actually in these pages Is definitely not that kind of story It s an utter fail in that what I was anticipating was not at all what I got So then the uestion becomesow do I feel about what this book actually is The answer to that is very very mixed Positives about this book are First the writing is very good It flows well and even when I was bored with the story I kept flipping the pages and zooming along because the writing just kept carrying me from sentence to sentence and chapter to chapter There s an unreliable narrator vibe which I generally enjoy and which kept me curious even when nothing was really The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, happening And it s that tone that probably got this marketed as a suspense novel Second while I did not like a single character in this book not one they are all well drawna with their own motives and ambitions so I found them mostly interesting and compelling Third I was fascinated by the friendship between No Name and influencerphotographerrich girl Max Fourth the author seems to Valentino have done uite a bit of research so I did feel genuinely immersed in the art world while reading this Negatives in addition to the marketing problem I already mentioned are First there s next to no actual tension in this book No Name is supposed to be desperate to get the contracted paintings done but while the urgency is described I didn t personally feel it The narrative bounces back and forth between omg get sixuge paintings done in 44 days and omg Carey Logan lived and died ere and I want to know everything about er I found No Name and Shunned her paintings sort of interesting but I didn t really care abouter or them Second this book seems pretty insulting to the professional art world it s very cynical beyond satirical imo and I would be curious to know ow actual artists might feel after reading it Third there s a sort of twist at the end but I saw it from very early on and kept oping I was going to turn out to be wrong But nope it was just that obvious Last the ending felt like a bit of a let down for me as it didn t really add up to anything although it was a Oba, the Last Samurai happy ending if very muted On the bright side view spoiler at least there is no Surprise Baby to Give Our Heroine s Life Meaning after all the condom less sex sheas ide spoiler 2 starsBeyond its promising summary Fake Like Me is little than a predictable and unsatisfying ode to the female artistThis book is not doing any favours to modern and in particular abstract art If anything it confirms the notion that today anything can ualify as art and that critiues of modern art use an array of pretty metaphors that
Have Little Meaning Or Depthps By Modern little meaning or depthps modern I conceptual installation and performance art made by artist of modern I mean conceptual installation and performance art made by artist of talent such as Tracey EminThis novel should not be pegged as a suspense since there is very little tension or mystery to be found in its story The first chapter sets an intriguing stage which is soon discarded as our mc travels to a retreat that is poorly described A lot of the details surrounding this place are given in a muddled manner so that I could never uite picture it in my mind The mc spends the first 30% of the novel in a self pitying stupor and she becomes increasingly obsessed with Carey Logan an artist who drowned in the retreat s lake Apparently the two not only look alike but they are both women so our mc obviously believes that it is them vs the patriarchy We are led to believe that there are only a andful of female artists a uge lie and that their work is therefore some sort of statement about their sex Sure way to embellish thingsWhile this book succeeds in describing the technical aspects of constructing uge canvases it fails to actually illustrate what these pieces on the whole look like Yes I know the colours that our nameless protagonist The Wood Demon has used but what about the shapes and forms ofer painting All those pages on the products she uses where she buys these products and First Shapes how cumbersome these materials and tools can beall for what Toave only a vague idea of what our mc s masterpieces look likeUsually I prefer slow burn reads but Dispatches from Dystopia here the narrative really made itard for me to remain engaged in the story This is partly due to the narrator whose namelessness is merely a cheap trick to convey Max and the Tom Cats (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set II, Book 8) her ambiguous or formless identity She was the typical solipsistic self pitying main character who believes that she is different from other women she is not as attractive or stylish or confident you know the drill Her reflections oner art and art itself were laughable and seemed to belong to a thirteen year old rather than a person in their 30s For that matter all of the characters sounded and acted in a way that seemed young They act like teenagers who Ancient World havead little life experiencesand the other artists and characters are never properly introduced some Fighter have two or three linesere and there which made them very superficial The book is surprisingly tame and predictable yet the narrator seems to take Събрани разкази, Том 5 herself ander artwork pretty if not all too seriouslyOverall I thought that this was a clich d story starring an irritating mc who attributes to The Real James Herriot her work all sorts of vapid or glib metaphorsIf you are looking for a novel that beautiful portrays the struggles of an ambitious young artist I recommend Self Portrait with BoyRead reviews on my blog View all my reviews on Goodread. Her deathaunts the cabins and the black lake lurking beneath the surface like a shipwreck As the young painter works obsessively in Carey's former studio uncovers strange secrets and starts to fall Waterloo (Sharpe, hard and fast for Carey's mysterious boyfriend it's as if she's takinger place But one thought shadows Cinderella her every mo. She meter when she was nineteen a fledging art student meeting Carey Logan an artist part of a collective called Pine City She admired คนรวมวิญญาณ 1 โรงเรียนติววิญญาณ her strange worker notoriety Carey was the in artist Pine City the in group Then she ears that Carey ad stopped creating turning instead to performance art and then kills Mary After All herself Why did thisappen Our no name artist wants to know wants to know obsessively In time she gets Lionboy (Lionboy Trilogy, her chance after experiencing a tragedy ofer own and what she finds is so much than she expectedThe avant garde art scene I find it fascinating and something I will never personally experience Those who create for their livlihood where so few actually make it This is a study of those creators but also of a young artist struggling for Halt v nebezpečí (Hraničářův učeň, her own future and becoming enveloped in something she never expected This is in parts strange part mystery and part revelation Our unnamed young artists backstoryelps explain Miss Emily her insecurity ander intense uest for Phoenix (Black City, her own artistical recognition but alsoher own search for self It takes us deep inside the strange world of the rich and famous of friendships that form and cement the participants in a course of action that could lose them everything they worked for It was uite good but felt the ending was the weakest part of the story It did though show us where our young artists future may possibly lieARC from Netgalley 45 A no name painter no name as in not famous but also literally as she remains nameless throughout the book is on the verge of a career breakthrough She is nearing completion ofer series Rich Ugly Old Maids a set of large scale oil paintings loosely based on the seven virtues Then the loft in which she What The Queen Wills (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales has been living and working burns down Her insurance won t be paid out because she wasn t supposed to be living thereer management still expects the show to be delivered on schedule as she d claimed the finished works were in secure storage As she sees it there s only one way out She BabyCakes Covers the Classics has to recreate the work via the single item she managed to salvage a notebook containing meticulous notes on the process used to create each paintingIn the background of all this there s another important character Carey Logan the narrator sero Until she killed Saul Bellow herself at the age of 37 Logan a sculptor and performance artist was an art industry darling She was the most famous member of a five person collective Pine City the group went on to establish a residency of the same name in upstate New York As the narrator secures a place at Pine City and gets to know Logan s collaborators the parallels between the two women become worryingly clearEvery turn of Fake Like Me is remarkably wellandled There s a sense that the narrator is stepping into Carey Logan s shoes but she doesn t lose The Ground Beneath Her Feet her identity ander own art never ceases to be important Her surroundings from the fashionably ramshackle Pine City to er wealthy friend Max s astonishing modernist ome easily spring to life in the mind s eye As do Frogs French Kisses (Magic in Manhattan, her paintings Iad guessed the twist well ahead of its reveal but I didn t care I think that s the best way to do a twist really it doesn t matter that it s reasonably obvious to the reader because it s still immensely satisfying to watch everything finally click into place for the narratorSmart and authentic and incredibly gripping Fake Like Me isn t just a step up from Bourland s debut I ll Eat When I m Dead it s several flights of stairs up The narrator and er art are utterly believable creations If you enjoyed What I Loved The Strays or The Ecliptic I urge you to add this to your wishlist It s a literary art novel laced with enough elements of the psychological thriller to make it feel taut
And Compulsive A Brilliant compulsive a brilliant received an advance review copy of Fake Like Me from the publisher through NetGalleyTinyLetter Twitter Instagram Tumblr A young un named painter with potential is poised to make waves in the
art community with er collection of seven billboard size paintings When er apartment goes up in flames and decimates the community with er collection of seven billboard size paintings When er apartment goes up in flames and decimates the collection she lies to er gallery and says that six عصير الرماد have been safely crated and stored only the final painting she was still working onas been destroyed The gallery decides it s in their best interest to Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of the One, haveer to re create the final piece which The Legacy (The Restoration Series, has already been sold in total secrecyNowomeless and without a single piece for Perpetual Power (The Tressa Tremaine Series Book 1) her show she searches frantically for a studio available on short notice where she can re create all seven pieces in their entirety in just three monthsThe artist is in awe when an acuaintance getser a spot at the exclusive artist retreat known as Pine City in upstate New York Pine City isn t just a resort it s also the name of the collective of five artists who own itCarey Logan was a member of Pine City and the idol of our main character Carey s work was brilliant and Celine her life ended far too soon when she purposefully stepped into a lake and drownedWhen our no name artist arrives at Pine City she finds it s full of secrets The retreat is shadowed by Carey s presence and yet none of the dead artist s friends will speak abouter she Charmed (The Donovan Legacy, has been removed from every photo on the grounds and none of the remaining collective will share their workAcross the lake is Max our MC s childhood friend whoas been famous most of er life for being wealthy and then earned fame with er photography skills Max swears total secrecy when she learns that Strictly Temporary - Volume One (Strictly Temporary, her friend is re creatinger entire show but soon it appears Max as motives for keeping er secretCarey Logan not only designed the Cheri Red home Max now lives in but she was represented by Max susband Charlie The MC learns that Charlie s gallery is in a legal battle with Pine City over a rud final piece of art by Carey Logan What was the final piece Why is *Pine City so secretive about their work and the legacy of Carey LoganFake Like Me fits * City so secretive about their work and the legacy of Carey LoganFake Like Me fits into the women s fiction genre but it also surprised me by being a dark satire as well as a thriller set in the glamorous contemporary art scene The characters are overwhelmingly pretentious and take themselves far too seriously but as in all good satires it was incredibly entertaining I wasn t expecting the mystery surrounding Carey Logan to be so compelling I couldn t turn the pages fast enough to uncover the truthThanks to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my Discovering Your Heart With The Flag Page honest review Fake Like Me is scheduled for release on June 18 2019For reviews visit wwwrootsandreadswordpresscom I was lucky to receive an ARC of Fake Like Me and I DEVOURED it over a weekend taking it with me everywhere I went A young unnamed artist struggles in the shadow of an impossibly cool dead one another young artist gorgeous enigmatic talented worshipped beyond measure in the downtown New YorkHudson Valley art scene There s a mysterious compound where our dead girl createder work and where those she left behind are still Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall, haunted byer death Yes there s a man gutted by Websters Ii Dictionary, Third Edition, Office Edition he. What reallyappened to Carey LoganAfter a fire decimates Aladdin her studio including the seven billboard size paintings forer next show a young no name painter is left with an impossible task recreate Daddy Must Die her art in three months or ruiner fledgling career Homeless and desperate she flees to an exclusive retreat in upstate. ,
R loss who our unnamed artist can t stay away from You re sensing Rebecca vibes but this is all brand new It s a book about jealousy and legacy and who really owns your vision But it s also a deeply sexy thriller that will keep you guessing until the last gorgeously written pages A stunner I can t remember reading anything that delved so deeply into the art world as this Our narrator a truly original painter who doesn t know The Message Glorious her power loseser O Cérebro de Broca home and 9th floor walkup studio in a fire and talkser way into an artists compound of almost mythic reputation in the Adirondacks Barbara Bourland claims to not ave an in depth knowledge of this world but this book belies that fact Her descriptions of the creative process ring so true as our eroine creates Breaking The Curse (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales her billboard sized oil paintings because they are the pinnacle of labor expensive weighingundreds of pounds incorporating such materials as copper shavings and jewels Is one s identity only visible through their art or what other viewers may see in that art or what is bruited abroad At times I was reminded of Rebecca the protagonist is unnamed Carey A Banquet of Consequences (Inspector Lynley, her predecessor deceased the waterfront setting which was the location of Carey s death This is oneell of a read 35 stars rounded to 4I ll admit I m less than knowledgable about anything involving the art scene I am not cool ip or in the know about much these days other than Peppa Pig and Blippi but it was nice to delve into an adult story that did not feature talking pigs or a grown man wearing clothes that appear to fit a toddler This story is also being touted as a thriller which I guess it is in some ways but I would classify this as a literary thriller or a dramatic thought provoking crime fiction That s not a criticism merely a eads up to those looking for a classic thriller Where to start This glitzy sleek story is told in such a uniue format we do not learn the official name of out narrator who gives off an unstable vibe from the very beginning and I onestly found this so fascinating I was intrigued to know what drove this character what brought er to the art scene and Keeper of the Light how someone could so seamlessly slip into the lifestyle of another person Like I said this is really of a dark character study than a thriller but there s enough of a vein of suspense that keeps the readerooked and intrigued throughout I found that once our nameless girl makes it to the art retreat Pine City that the pacing really picked up and I found myself fully investedI don t want to say much but if you decide to read this one and want to discuss in greater detail AKA SPOILERS we would love to Shattered Spear (The Lost Stars, have you join our Goodreads bookclub HERE I was provided a finished copy of this book for review via the publisher all thoughts are my ownWelcome to our June choice for the Suspenseful Clues and Thrilling Reviews Goodreads bookclub Everyone is invited to join in and you can find the discussion threads in the 2019 monthly reading tab HERE You ve got to admit that Humpty Dumpty was a piece of art Well then you can admit that this poor piece of art committed suicide by falling of the wall And so it was again in Fake Like Me except that this time it wasn t Humpty Dumpty Franz Kafka said I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us If the book we re reading doesn t wake us up with a blow to theead what are we reading for So that it will make us The Homing happy as you write Good Lord we would beappy precisely if we The Women of Easter had no books and the kind of books that make usappy are the kind we could write ourselves if we Why Are You So Scared? had to But we need books that affect us like a disaster that grieve us deeply like the death of someone we loved than ourselves like being banished into forests far from everyone like a suicide A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us That is my belief Was Fake Like Me one of those books Nope Mediocre in its intent to promote radical feminism with all the narrative safely and securely established as the main intentpurpose of the saga But yes the idea is a popular trend actually a small percentage in the big world out there and yes itas its moments But no it did not rock my world at all You represent women You shouldn t route the trafficking of our identity politics through some gaudy money dump that only exists as decoration for the world s richest people I insisted For the first time in my life I The Power of One had buckets of money and I put every cent into Rich Ugly Old Maids the show that I was making for Milot I spent the next two years on seven paintings Humility Obedience Chastity Modesty Temperance Purity and Prudence They were an exorcism of the words that named them from the guilt thatad dogged me through years of wondering The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, how I was supposed to be a person who pursued onlyer own interests who was never aligned who was never part of a family who did not wake up every day ashamed of He Who Dares herself for being childless and alone I was not pure ofeart chaste of body obedient to authority The Thing About December humble before others prudent in my actions temperate in my behavior or modest in my appearance and I no longer felt bad about it I was free from the burden of being only a girl Iad become an old maid a woman of my own a master of my medium
they were mywere my glory And all seven of them It s 1996 and the unnamed narrator of this story is a fledgling artist from Florida currently a sopho at the Academy in NYC and feeling pretty lonely in the big city One day she notices a group of five young and beautiful artists who are making it in the art scene Three of them ave graduated from the same art school she s attending and all are becoming well known for their nihilistic and shrewd work rather all of a type But it is a
Young Woman Of Thewoman of the named Carey Logan who is the ottest of them all with t heryperrealist sculptures of uman body parts Oh ow our narrator would love to be just like Stand Up and Fight her and be part of that group now known as Pine City They form an exclusive artist collective by that name moving into an old resort in upper New York state where eachas their own studio and other artists are allowed to come by invitation only Fast forward to 2006 and Carey as stopped working in sculpture and taken up performance art The reviews are not kind and Carey does one last performance in which she commits suicide on filmNow three years ave passed and our unnamed artist is making a bit of a splash Now Is the Hour herself wither billboard sized paintings when disaster strikes and Londons Glory (Bryant May, her loft burns with most ofer work inside She lies to the gallery owner who is selling Jingle Bells her work about the extent ofer loss and now she must uickly repaint several works for er upcoming show It s an impossible super uman task and where can she find a studio big enough to Troys holder work at this late date One art patron she meets comes to Knights Templar in Britain her rescue and says she can geter a spot at Pine City Wow Her dream is finally coming true The remaining four Pine City artists are not particularly welcoming at first And she finds it odd that. New York famous for its outrageous revelries and glamorous artists And notorious as the place where brilliant young artist Carey Logan one of er idols drowned in the lake But when she arrives the retreat is a ghost of its former self No one shares their work No parties light up the deck No one speaks of Carey though. .