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Jesse Kellerman. The Brutal Art which I think is a much better name for the book than The Genius which is the US title.

I’d avoided young Jesse, son of prolific author parents Jonathan & Faye Kellerman. A look at the parent’s websites and you get the feeling there’s a touch of arrogance about them. So I felt maybe the son might be a bit up himself and not really a great or good writer.

What made me pick up the book? The title. It’s unusual. And I’d have to describe the book as a startlingly different thriller. Set in New York amongst the art galleries. Told in the first person as an almost cold narrative. Intriguing, it’s sucked me in. I will be reading more of Jesse’s books. Top marks.

  1. seantheblogonaut
    May 22, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Myself I have picked up Statute of Liberty by that QC who used to do hypotheticals.

    • May 23, 2009 at 5:21 am

      Ah, Geoffrey Robertson! I must get a copy of that, it’s a short book about the need for Australia to have our own charter of human rights? I have Crimes Against Humanity sitting on my coffee table in the lounge, huge tome that it is, waiting for me to read. I’ve read parts of it years ago.

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