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Playing The Game
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2010
I am an avid reader of B T B but must confess to being disappointed in this one . Far too much time was spent describing the paintings and the artists, thus losing sight of the point of the story.
In my view this book only really started to get really good in the last three chapters, Oh yes and the heroine was too good to be true. Not one of B T B best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2014
This book will be of interest to any person who has dealings with the art world . It gives the reader a comprehensive idea of the world of fakes and the after effects of the production of these fakes . As usual the author has done considerable research to make this story into a good novel .
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Boring. The characters are too good to be true. BTB's knowledge on the Impressionists (especially Renoir: a Renoir sky, i.e. a blue sky?????) is very flawed. Her conversations are childish and predictable. I read it many years ago (being an art historian thought it might be interesting), I started it again yesterday and couldn't go through with it. But then maybe I should!
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on 30 September 2011
Very disappointing especially when I stayed up late to finish it! Compared to her earlier books she seems to have lost something-there was no 'grit' to it-I kept waiting for something to happen and it never did.Playing the Game
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on 19 June 2014
I have read all of Barbara Taylor Bradford books. This is a good book but I still think Woman of Substance was the best she has written, I don't follow art SO it was a bit difficult mowing some of the art terms but all on all a good read.
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on 14 January 2014
I have just started to listen to barbra taylor bradford audio books of a night is very relaxing Iam not sure how much i like this one but will listen to it again and again I have ordered another one
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on 4 November 2013
Found the name-dropping and 'knowledge of art' too tedious. Quite a boring book and so predictable. I used to like this author but the artificial gloss going on at length gets very boring.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 May 2011
This is the first BTB I've read and it'll probably be the last. I actually gave up half way through, quite bored waiting for something to happen.

Obviously alot of research went into the art side, and being an artist myself I enjoyed this aspect and is the reason I chose this particular title, but much too long and unecessary build up for me, and I'm inclined to believe the reviewer who says nothing really happened until the last 3 chapters.
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on 14 June 2014
I do enjoy Barbara Taylor Bradford's books and found this to be different. The story kept me enthralled and I also received an education in the Impressionist era.
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on 6 May 2015
As usual gripping from start to finish Barbara certainly knows how to keep you turning those pages. Unput downable can't wait for the next one.
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