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Masterclass By Morris West,

  • Title: Masterclass
  • Author: Morris West
  • ISBN: 9780312058951
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Max Mather is 35, good looking, has a way with women, enjoys his leisure, can cook up a storm, and is repaying the attentions lavished on him by an Italian millionairess by serving as archivist on her family s collection of manuscripts a not quite kept man Upon her death, his patroness leaves Max his choice of a memento to be selected from the family holdings, whereuponMax Mather is 35, good looking, has a way with women, enjoys his leisure, can cook up a storm, and is repaying the attentions lavished on him by an Italian millionairess by serving as archivist on her family s collection of manuscripts a not quite kept man Upon her death, his patroness leaves Max his choice of a memento to be selected from the family holdings, whereupon he picks a wrapped package containing two Raphael originals well beyond what she or the family would intend, if they knew about them To avoid a legal battle, he sets out to mask his ownership and have the works discovered Big time collectors, dealers and auctioneers are drawn into Mather s game In trying to out deal the deal makers, he becomes involved in the tangled web surrounding the brutal murder of a Manhattan artist, whose creativity extended from the canvas to the bedroom The two stories intertwine in a fast paced tale of intrigue and murder in the international art trade.
    Masterclass Max Mather is good looking has a way with women enjoys his leisure can cook up a storm and is repaying the attentions lavished on him by an Italian millionairess by serving as archivist on her

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    1. I cannot resist mysteries centered around Renaissance art, which is why I picked this up when it came my way even though I ve never had the slightest interest in any other book by this author I think the best description of the plot is that it is entirely too clever The plot has so many threads that by the end a reference to a critical point in one of them left me totally lost I could not remember what it was The characters are also clever and devious and layered with multiple ulterior motives t [...]

    2. An older novel, and one I ve enjoyed for rather a while The secondary plot, the murder mystery, is only a distraction, and could be cut without losing anything in the story What I liked here is the detail about art world politics and about how the hero creates shell companies and deals with Swiss bankers and art lawyers to handle getting his acquisition apossibly realetch for an Old Master out of Italy and marketed After all the book taught me how to set up a Panamanian corporation and smuggle p [...]

    3. A very intriguing story of a man tempted by greed and then having to cope and face the consequences A secondary storyline of an artist murdered and her life, morality and paintings exposed and offered to the world A well written tale using the art world as a back drop the honest, the rogues, the underhanded all vying for previously unknown priceless paintings Morris West understood the frailties of human nature and used that to build great characters.

    4. I was going to give this book four stars right up until the second last chapter The ending was too easy, too pat, and a little trite This was a pity, as the writing really was very good much better than you usually find in murder mysteries The settings were also excellent New York, Italy, Switzerland The characters were interesting, although possibly not as well fleshed out as they should have been I did note an overabundance of exclamation marks in the dialogue, which grated It was interesting [...]

    5. Per promuovere un iniziativa locale, la Croce rossa ed un liceo della zona lasciarono un po di libri nel quartiere questo lo trovai nella mia via Ha l aria di essere un thriller di serie B, uno di quei libri che compri all edicola per portare suspance sotto all ombrellone, invece stata una piacevole sorpresa.Narra di Max, un paleografo che ha il compito di catalogare dei libri antichi presso Pia Palombini, nonch sua amante Durante uno dei suoi studi, Max trova su un libro contabile la presenza d [...]

    6. Masterclass is not only an entertaining read but demonstrates West s knowledge of art dealers and the intricacies of the art world As an art history major, I was intrigued by the wheeling and dealing by Maxwell Mather, a young American art historian who finds a set of priceless art works in an archive where he works and plots to profit The storyline also involves the murder case of Madeleine Bayard, a artist with a perversion, and her legacy of artwork Certain elements of the story are hidden fr [...]

    7. este o segundo livro que leio do morris west o primeiro achei bem ruinzinho, mas este foi melhor mais interessante, ele conta uma hist ria mais din mica de qualquer forma, este livro da d cada de 80, o que traz um tipo de escrita diferente do qual estou acostumada, e que n o t o legal al m disso, confesso que n o sou grande apreciadora de hist rias que contam como algu m, atrav s de planos mirabolantes, consegue trapacear um monte de gente ainda assim, o livro n o ruim.

    8. The story is gripping enough but the characters are pretty flat and in the end the loose ends are tied a bit too fast and easy Also, I didn t feel the love story at all What was really fun though was the journey back to the 80s fax machines, phone calls on the land line only, dias sent via snail mail

    9. This is an older book I discovered and both my husband and I enjoyed reading it It has lots of intricate details and characters to keep your mind working The subject was about the art world and the people involved which is something different It s a bit of a caper with a murder mystery that adds to the intrigue Good character development of the main characters.

    10. Of all of Morris West s novels, this is my favorite I just finished readiNg it for about the fifth time, and I got even enjoyment out of this read than even the first time West is writes in a very subtle way, and a single word can be overlooked in a sentence that conveys a wealth of meaning.

    11. Once again, another author I d forgotten I like so much This book has it all murder, intrigue, and a fascinating look into the world of art collection and the artists who create it.

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