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Monday, December 3, 2007

Girl with a Pearl Earring...Review

About the book:
History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius ... even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.

A terrific novel. The detail is fine and the reader is drawn into the story so completely as to be absorbed as paint is on a canvas. I found the novel every bit as captivating as the painting itself.

I knew nothing about the time or the place of Delft, and the author explains the social order, the religious conflict and the relationships between master and servant beautifully. Poignantly.

It's beautifully written.

Read 12/07

* * * * *
5/5 Stars

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