Hannah Mary Rothschild – The Improbability of Love | Review

large_improbability_of_loveThe Improbability of Love is an amazing mix of fiction, art, history, the life of a person intertwined in all of those with a splash of intrigue added to it. The author Hannah Mary Rothschild does an amazing job with this novel, particularly with characters. The characters are “real”, they have stories which shaped them to be who they are, their motives for their actions are logical and you cannot help yourself but feel for them.

The writing itself wasn’t amazing, the dialogue was a bit unrealistic and the author used a bit too many adjectives to describe minuscule things. However, this did not endanger my reading experience at all. I simply noticed it.

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Jean-Pierre Isbouts and Christopher Heath Brown – The Da Vinci Legacy: How a 16th Century Solitary Genius Became a Global Pop Icon | Review

44014682On the 2nd of May this year we marked the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Alas, it was only sensible to expect an avalanche of books about him and his work to come out this year. Being who I am, an art history student and enthusiast, I grabbed every single one I saw.

The Da Vinci Legacy: How a 16th Century Solitary Genius Became a Global Pop Icon is a pseudo-biographical non-fiction book written by Jean-Pierre Isbouts and Christopher Heath Brown.

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Étienne Davodeau – The Cross-Eyed Mutt | Review

51u7futkehl-_sx365_bo1204203200_The Cross-Eyed Mutt is a graphic novel created by Étienne Davodeau. The name The Cross-Eyed Mutt is the name of a painting around which this graphic novel revolves around. The main character Fabian works at the Louvre as a guard and when his simple-minded in-laws find that out they show him the previously mentioned painting in hopes he will tell them it deserves to be hanged in the Louvre. We then follow Fabians gripping adventures as he tries to get the silly painting hanged in the Louvre.

I find this graphic novel quite charming. It was not revolutionary or like-nothing-you-have-ever-seen-before, but I think the story as well as the characters was very easy-going and quite relaxing to delve into. I rather enjoyed reading this graphic novel!
My favorite character was none other than the lovely Mr. André Balouchi. I could really connect with his simple love of art. Also, I loved how full of interesting information he was. The plot twist including him made him even more interesting, but I will leave that for you to discover for yourself.

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Tiffany Reisz – The Red | Review


The Red is an erotica, romance novel by Tiffany Reisz.

The Red follows a story od Mona Lisa St. James. It starts in medias res – Mona is in deep debt and on the verge of selling her art gallery called The Red when a mysterious stranger in a well-fitted suit appears in the gallery late at night and gives her the most ungentlemanlike proposal.
We then follow Mona into some of the most surreal situations which are almost all the time borderline supernatural and quite unreal.

At first, I must admit, I was quite judgy and quick to condemn this book to a low rating and with it a very negative review. However, as I sank deeper and deeper into the story I found myself quite fond of the characters and interested in their fates.

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