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Lars Saabye Christensen , Don Bartlett
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  • Paperback: 329 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Books (6 Feb 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190514721X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905147212
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,222,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Painter Peter Wihl - a celebrated success early in his career - is about to turn fifty. The prospect is stifling his creativity and jeopardising his preparations for a major new exhibition intended to revive his reputation. In a cruel twist of fate, his concerns about his forthcoming birthday are rendered meaningless when he discovers that he has an incurable eye condition and will be completely blind within six months. What is a painter without his eyes? A chance encounter with an old classmate leads a vulnerable Peter into a sinister world which will haunt him for as long as he lives. The novel poses the question: How far is the artist willing to go in pursuit of his art?

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3.0 out of 5 stars Rather odd 14 Feb 2010
I did not enjoy reading this book but, rather surprisingly I persevered to the very end!

Since finishing the book, it has been on my mind a lot. It is a multi layered book which raises

many issues and disturbing thoughts. Certainly not light reading!

Maurice Setton
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Artist 8 Nov 2011
The sense of foreboding permeates this book right to the last page, but so does the desire that it will eventually become more hopeful. The subject matter is dark, despite the artist's desire to always paint with Titanium white. What kept me reading was the fact that the story constantly encompasses the thoughts of the artist, as if you are - unfortunately on his journey with him - as it gets worse and worse. If you decide to read this book, then stick with it to the end - you will have difficulty forgetting the outcome. Having stuck with it I can barely look at the cover now in the same way. Well done Don Bartlett (Translator) for crossing cultures on our behalf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 4 Dec 2010
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Great book by a great author. A moving and sad story that I won't forget...Well done to the translator as well...
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