“An Object of Beauty” is both a primer on the business of fine art collecting and a close study of the personalities that make it run.
4 Well written, but Lacey is utterly unsympathetic. Glad I’m not an NYC artist.
4 Martin is a good writer. Interesting subject matter and a solid story line.
4 Unusual, original and interesting novel. Martin’s acute actor’s observational skills sometimes cause him to overdescribe people and situations. Illustrations really enhance the book.