7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Lumpy, bumpy and unsatisfying,
This review is from: The Brutal Art (Paperback)
Other reviewers have discussed the plot of this book so I won't repeat that. I started thinking that I would enjoy this as Kellerman has caught the voice of Ethan Muller very well, and the opening chapters with the mad, violent painting(s) felt like they were going somewhere.
But the whole thing dissolved with extended lifeless flashbacks which are so obviously going to meet up with the `present' plot, and a dull romance element that goes nowhere.
The writing is frequently clumsy and bitty, like lots of sections have been cut and pasted together without a clear flow, and the whole thing needs a good edit.
Very disappointing as there could have been a good story somewhere under all this, but it disappears beneath the mess.