Art Transends

5144kpzedal._sy400_.jpgI was disappointed in The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro. Having enjoyed Shapiro’s previous novel, I had high expectations for her latest book.

Set in modern times, the novel is about a young woman named Danielle who works at Christie’s auction house where she discovers paintings hidden on the back of completed works of art which have been submitted for authentication. The reader quickly discovers Danielle believes the paintings are long-lost works created by her aunt who disappeared during the Second World War while working for the WPA works project as an artist in New York. This is a mystery, which in my opinion, bounced back and forth in time so often that it caused me to lose interest in the story.

I saw it through to the end, but it was tough. I have read so many books about the World War II era that it is difficult for me not to compare them. I wish I had been able to enjoy this book much more than I did.

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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