I’ve loved Steve Martin since the day I’ve watched one of his films. After reading his book An Object of Beauty, I love him even more. The city of New York, an ambitious woman and the intricate art world. No matter how cliché it sounds, the book was beautiful. In the end, I don’t live in New York, I’m not in the art world, and I don’t have a gram of ambition; I don’t care about the cliché.
Why did I waste time on this book with all the great books out there to read? I do not know. The beautiful cover and the love of Steve Martin may help to choose this one. I thought I’d read a page just to see how it is, however, I found myself on the 50th page in no time. In the end, I’m happy I’ve read this. It was a nice change.
I like reading about art; it excites me; hence, I liked this book as well. It has all the proper ingredients a charming book should have. While I was wandering among words, I was enchanted when I saw a picture of a work of art mentioned. I found myself wandering the streets of New York, together with an artsy stroll from Ayvazovsky to Andy Warhol. In summary; this not a bad book at all, especially if you are an art lover like me, I’m sure you will love it very much. Although Steve Martin isn’t one of my favourite writers, he is among the writers I could read calmly in summer while sipping a mojito. If you are looking for a delightful summer read, you may enjoy this.
About the book: An Object of Beauty
An irresistible look at the glamour and subterfuge of New York’s art world, from bestselling author and Hollywood star Steve Martin.
Lacey Yeager is beautiful, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the New York art world by storm. She begins her career at Sotheby’s, amidst the winks and nods of the fabulously wealthy. But hungry for more – and pursued by a whiff of scandal – Lacey migrates to edgy Downtown, watching Hirsts and Warhols multiply in value before her eyes.
Charming men and women, old and young, rich and even richer, Lacey’s ascendancy seems assured. But when the art world bubble looks set to burst, a secret from her past rears its head, threatening to undermine everything she has worked for…
About the author: Steve martın
Stephen Glenn Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.
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