Beauty PDF Þ Hardcover

Beauty PDF Þ Hardcover

Beauty ✽ Beauty kindle Epub ❁ Author Brian D'Amato – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk People will do absolutley anything for youthif they can risk horrible infections with face lifts, and worse things from liposuction, then they can accept the risk of a little plastic Ex Yale pre med J People will do absolutley anything for youthif they can risk horrible infections with face lifts, and worse things from liposuction, then they can accept the risk of a little plastic Ex Yale pre med Jamie Angelo is part artist and part alchemist His work is a modern miracle of computer imaging and scientific engineering A technique light years beyond medicine A creation so revolutionary the world must never know He can reimagine and reinvent you as he transforms your old, unlovley flesh into a masterpiece of ageless Beauty He is not God But he is close To ambitious downtown performance artist Jaishree Manglai about to become his most radical experiment Jamie is the ultimate fantasya dark erotic obsession that knows no boundsa master illusionist who turns every woman s shattered hope for the few who can choose to wear Beauty s monstrous and deadly face.


10 thoughts on “Beauty

  1. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Maybe you d want to read this if you d exhausted the works of Bret Easton Ellis and desperately wanted something less subtle andracist,anxious,vulnerable I m not sure if the author was trying to be self aware or if he is actually just a massive jerk, but the only thing that kept me going through the book was a desire for something truly awful to happen to the narrator I guess if you have an education from Yale and nothing much to show for it then you may as well cram all the Maybe you d want to read this if you d exhausted the works of Bret Easton Ellis and desperately wanted something less subtle andracist,anxious,vulnerable I m not sure if the author was trying to be self aware or if he is actually just a massive jerk, but the only thing that kept me going through the book was a desire for something truly awful to happen to the narrator I guess if you have an education from Yale and nothing much to show for it then you may as well cram all the esoteric po mo theory you know into a vaguely coherent novel instead of doing literally anything else with your life It reads a little like a self conscious self congratulatory exegesis one might churn out after graduating from undergraduate arts with a high grade point average and few career aspirations The premise is interesting enough, but it gets totally absurd and flimsy by the end, and maybe that was intentional, because it barely managed to be shocking Finished it in less than a day because I find dated social satire from the late 80s to be so pleasantly relatable


  2. Alex Ankarr Alex Ankarr says:

    One of my all time three favourite books, just soooooo amazing The blurb makes it sound a little like a horror novel, and it is in a way, but it s so muchthan that.


  3. Lou Lou says:

    This story has a captivating and engrossing will also elements of the haunting and scary on beauty that would have you either reconsider facial surgery, for cosmetic reasons, or run to the phone to book an op I love thew way the author has sculptured this main character a lover of beauty and an artist who loves to recreate the face The story reels you in with the first person narrative of the voice of the character, he hypnotically takes you under his wing in a Humbert, from Lolita, like style This story has a captivating and engrossing will also elements of the haunting and scary on beauty that would have you either reconsider facial surgery, for cosmetic reasons, or run to the phone to book an op I love thew way the author has sculptured this main character a lover of beauty and an artist who loves to recreate the face The story reels you in with the first person narrative of the voice of the character, he hypnotically takes you under his wing in a Humbert, from Lolita, like style This was well researched a story of fiction, filled with references and musings on pre Columbian art and culture, that could not be far from the truth, the real world we live today Death becomes her fans would love this and The Fly come to think of it when considering the goings wrong side of cosmetic surgery featured within this tale A real good story that leaves you with plenty of food for thought and chills in your spine.Before you run to the knife think twice after reading Beauty by Brian D Amato It s just too disturbing for people I mean, people can deal with knowing that you ve had a lift, or whatever, but if they find out that your whole face isn t really alive at all, it s just plastic, they re liable to get grossed out 1 get grossed out by it myself sometimes They looked at me I mean, when I see the people I ve done, sometimes it just flashes into my head that they aren t really alive, and I get all weirded out by it But this was going to be one of the strangest faces ever It really was abstract All the time I d put in as an abstract artist was paying off in this figurative project I was working on such a basic level, with the basic sign of human existence What was it about eyes, nose, and mouth that was so important Eyes, nose, and mouth are some sort of basic metaphor for the structure of the universe or did I say this before I felt I was going to be the last artist to relive that experience that Balzac was talking about, the experience of creating ideal facial beauty, in a meaningful way I was going to be Leo, Mike, and Raph for the last time I was the first to do what they did, in a twentieth century way A twenty first century way Suddenly there was a reason for all the beauty lore I had internalized for so long and had then realised had no place in the art of the present I d made it a place A mole Of course What would Marilyn or Madonna or Cindy Crawford be without their moles Nothing, I thought Or a lot less It s interesting that moles are called beauty marks What was it about them that made them so alluring Are they like a sign that you can approach the goddess I spent a long time composing its position, but I finally decided the black spot would go nearly a centimeter above the left corner of her lip A hair off to the left The abstract element would round out her effect It would make her unique and human and sexy and somehow pathetic Because a mole is an intimation of death Socrates says Beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of a nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls I read a lot of Baudelaire He had a darker take on the issue He was good on the cruelty of beauty I am beautiful mortals, as a dream in stone, My breasts kill each man in his turn, and they Were made to inspire in every poet his own Great love, as silent and eternal as clay Because, to fascinate my love slaves, I Have mirrors which make every object bright My eyes, my giant eyes eternal light The eyes thing again Eyes really were the seat of beauty Like the Elizabeth Taylor thing Eyes, large eyes, doe like eyes, eyes are so weird, they don t look like anything else to do with bodies or fleshiness or anything, they re round and abstract, and they come in strange colours, white and black and green What was so magical about large eyes Maybe ever are just magical in general and bigger eyes aremagical Of course, bigger eyes make you look younger But they re also the windows of the soul, you know, so when you have big eyes, you re intimate with everyone, because they can see into your soul, I d been reading too much I was elated, like I was on Xtasy Imagine having the power to give people a second chance To give them almost eternal youth I could turn straw into gold Something out of nothing I could give beauty, fame, money, power it was incredible It was as though I were Ponce de Leon and I had discovered the Fountain of Youth I was a God And I was immortal, I was a shape changer A werewolf, a vampire, a skin switcher I could be anything I wanted to be, anyone at all Minaz is my design She ll be the first in a race of cyborgs, half human, half technology Uber beings The new order of man The dawn of a new age Review also


  4. Rachel Brown Rachel Brown says:

    A creepy, pretentious, narcissistic artist unlicensed plastic surgeon tries to create the perfectly beautiful woman I don t think it s spoilery to say that he gets what s coming to him A satire of American beauty culture, the 80s art scene in New York, misogyny, and the lifestyles of the idle rich, recounted by a seriously unreliable narrator.I am not big on social satire and much of it is now dated, but the prose style is to die for.


  5. Victoria Victoria says:

    This was such a thought provoking book Especially in today s current obsession with beauty, instagram fame, facebook likes, excessive narcissism, etc I was enthralled from start to finish This book will stay current against the decades that pass , although it is SO dated at the same time I stifled laughs at mentions of public payphones etc but the topic is completely relevant to our current obsession over beauty standards I listened to this on audiobook and I would reread the actual book This was such a thought provoking book Especially in today s current obsession with beauty, instagram fame, facebook likes, excessive narcissism, etc I was enthralled from start to finish This book will stay current against the decades that pass , although it is SO dated at the same time I stifled laughs at mentions of public payphones etc but the topic is completely relevant to our current obsession over beauty standards I listened to this on audiobook and I would reread the actual book again in the future as a refresher I am thoroughly humbled by the message contained in this book Kudos Mr D amato


  6. Tim Wake Tim Wake says:

    A great little horror comedy, it contains a hilarious portrayal of the NY art scene, and a self conscience parable in the vein of frankenstein, Isle of Dr M, etc It s a little uneven, and the ending is far too pat, but a very charming little novel all the same The primary character reveals his mild unreliability as a narrator directly invoking lolita as a favorite novel , darkly contemplates pre columbian sacrifice, and carves up willing victims in pursuit of physical perfection.Very cute, a A great little horror comedy, it contains a hilarious portrayal of the NY art scene, and a self conscience parable in the vein of frankenstein, Isle of Dr M, etc It s a little uneven, and the ending is far too pat, but a very charming little novel all the same The primary character reveals his mild unreliability as a narrator directly invoking lolita as a favorite novel , darkly contemplates pre columbian sacrifice, and carves up willing victims in pursuit of physical perfection.Very cute, and I ll have to track downof D Amato to see if he s polished his craft since this work


  7. Michael Michael says:

    BD is fiercely intelligent, talented and strange What a book A New York artist obsessed with aesthetic perfection is improving women with a revolutionary new surgery from his apartment Creating living art purely for vanity s sake The narrator is unforgettable not a nice guy More like Patrick Bateman from American Psycho than anything else that comes to mind Like it or not this is genius, and one of the most unique stories I ve run across in a long time.


  8. Garth Slater Garth Slater says:

    I read this, not because the title was speaking or even the back co er description, I read it because I had read another D amato novel that I really loved You have to admire an author who can write in first person, it s a tough way to write and this came off splendidly The work itself was pretty interesting.


  9. Kim Kim says:

    Read this years ago and I think I m going to make an effort to pick it up again It was one of those weird books that stays with you What do you do when you can be made perfectly beautiful, so perfect, it has a whole new meaning


  10. Keith Keith says:

    Though many of the details of the early 1990 s New York art scene were lost on me I found plenty humor and excellent writing Worth the time if you can stand a pretentious twit for a narrator.


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10 thoughts on “Beauty

  1. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Maybe you d want to read this if you d exhausted the works of Bret Easton Ellis and desperately wanted something less subtle andracist,anxious,vulnerable I m not sure if the author was trying to be self aware or if he is actually just a massive jerk, but the only thing that kept me going through the book was a desire for something truly awful to happen to the narrator I guess if you have an education from Yale and nothing much to show for it then you may as well cram all the Maybe you d want to read this if you d exhausted the works of Bret Easton Ellis and desperately wanted something less subtle andracist,anxious,vulnerable I m not sure if the author was trying to be self aware or if he is actually just a massive jerk, but the only thing that kept me going through the book was a desire for something truly awful to happen to the narrator I guess if you have an education from Yale and nothing much to show for it then you may as well cram all the esoteric po mo theory you know into a vaguely coherent novel instead of doing literally anything else with your life It reads a little like a self conscious self congratulatory exegesis one might churn out after graduating from undergraduate arts with a high grade point average and few career aspirations The premise is interesting enough, but it gets totally absurd and flimsy by the end, and maybe that was intentional, because it barely managed to be shocking Finished it in less than a day because I find dated social satire from the late 80s to be so pleasantly relatable

  2. Alex Ankarr Alex Ankarr says:

    One of my all time three favourite books, just soooooo amazing The blurb makes it sound a little like a horror novel, and it is in a way, but it s so muchthan that.

  3. Lou Lou says:

    This story has a captivating and engrossing will also elements of the haunting and scary on beauty that would have you either reconsider facial surgery, for cosmetic reasons, or run to the phone to book an op I love thew way the author has sculptured this main character a lover of beauty and an artist who loves to recreate the face The story reels you in with the first person narrative of the voice of the character, he hypnotically takes you under his wing in a Humbert, from Lolita, like style This story has a captivating and engrossing will also elements of the haunting and scary on beauty that would have you either reconsider facial surgery, for cosmetic reasons, or run to the phone to book an op I love thew way the author has sculptured this main character a lover of beauty and an artist who loves to recreate the face The story reels you in with the first person narrative of the voice of the character, he hypnotically takes you under his wing in a Humbert, from Lolita, like style This was well researched a story of fiction, filled with references and musings on pre Columbian art and culture, that could not be far from the truth, the real world we live today Death becomes her fans would love this and The Fly come to think of it when considering the goings wrong side of cosmetic surgery featured within this tale A real good story that leaves you with plenty of food for thought and chills in your spine.Before you run to the knife think twice after reading Beauty by Brian D Amato It s just too disturbing for people I mean, people can deal with knowing that you ve had a lift, or whatever, but if they find out that your whole face isn t really alive at all, it s just plastic, they re liable to get grossed out 1 get grossed out by it myself sometimes They looked at me I mean, when I see the people I ve done, sometimes it just flashes into my head that they aren t really alive, and I get all weirded out by it But this was going to be one of the strangest faces ever It really was abstract All the time I d put in as an abstract artist was paying off in this figurative project I was working on such a basic level, with the basic sign of human existence What was it about eyes, nose, and mouth that was so important Eyes, nose, and mouth are some sort of basic metaphor for the structure of the universe or did I say this before I felt I was going to be the last artist to relive that experience that Balzac was talking about, the experience of creating ideal facial beauty, in a meaningful way I was going to be Leo, Mike, and Raph for the last time I was the first to do what they did, in a twentieth century way A twenty first century way Suddenly there was a reason for all the beauty lore I had internalized for so long and had then realised had no place in the art of the present I d made it a place A mole Of course What would Marilyn or Madonna or Cindy Crawford be without their moles Nothing, I thought Or a lot less It s interesting that moles are called beauty marks What was it about them that made them so alluring Are they like a sign that you can approach the goddess I spent a long time composing its position, but I finally decided the black spot would go nearly a centimeter above the left corner of her lip A hair off to the left The abstract element would round out her effect It would make her unique and human and sexy and somehow pathetic Because a mole is an intimation of death Socrates says Beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of a nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls I read a lot of Baudelaire He had a darker take on the issue He was good on the cruelty of beauty I am beautiful mortals, as a dream in stone, My breasts kill each man in his turn, and they Were made to inspire in every poet his own Great love, as silent and eternal as clay Because, to fascinate my love slaves, I Have mirrors which make every object bright My eyes, my giant eyes eternal light The eyes thing again Eyes really were the seat of beauty Like the Elizabeth Taylor thing Eyes, large eyes, doe like eyes, eyes are so weird, they don t look like anything else to do with bodies or fleshiness or anything, they re round and abstract, and they come in strange colours, white and black and green What was so magical about large eyes Maybe ever are just magical in general and bigger eyes aremagical Of course, bigger eyes make you look younger But they re also the windows of the soul, you know, so when you have big eyes, you re intimate with everyone, because they can see into your soul, I d been reading too much I was elated, like I was on Xtasy Imagine having the power to give people a second chance To give them almost eternal youth I could turn straw into gold Something out of nothing I could give beauty, fame, money, power it was incredible It was as though I were Ponce de Leon and I had discovered the Fountain of Youth I was a God And I was immortal, I was a shape changer A werewolf, a vampire, a skin switcher I could be anything I wanted to be, anyone at all Minaz is my design She ll be the first in a race of cyborgs, half human, half technology Uber beings The new order of man The dawn of a new age Review also

  4. Rachel Brown Rachel Brown says:

    A creepy, pretentious, narcissistic artist unlicensed plastic surgeon tries to create the perfectly beautiful woman I don t think it s spoilery to say that he gets what s coming to him A satire of American beauty culture, the 80s art scene in New York, misogyny, and the lifestyles of the idle rich, recounted by a seriously unreliable narrator.I am not big on social satire and much of it is now dated, but the prose style is to die for.

  5. Victoria Victoria says:

    This was such a thought provoking book Especially in today s current obsession with beauty, instagram fame, facebook likes, excessive narcissism, etc I was enthralled from start to finish This book will stay current against the decades that pass , although it is SO dated at the same time I stifled laughs at mentions of public payphones etc but the topic is completely relevant to our current obsession over beauty standards I listened to this on audiobook and I would reread the actual book This was such a thought provoking book Especially in today s current obsession with beauty, instagram fame, facebook likes, excessive narcissism, etc I was enthralled from start to finish This book will stay current against the decades that pass , although it is SO dated at the same time I stifled laughs at mentions of public payphones etc but the topic is completely relevant to our current obsession over beauty standards I listened to this on audiobook and I would reread the actual book again in the future as a refresher I am thoroughly humbled by the message contained in this book Kudos Mr D amato

  6. Tim Wake Tim Wake says:

    A great little horror comedy, it contains a hilarious portrayal of the NY art scene, and a self conscience parable in the vein of frankenstein, Isle of Dr M, etc It s a little uneven, and the ending is far too pat, but a very charming little novel all the same The primary character reveals his mild unreliability as a narrator directly invoking lolita as a favorite novel , darkly contemplates pre columbian sacrifice, and carves up willing victims in pursuit of physical perfection.Very cute, a A great little horror comedy, it contains a hilarious portrayal of the NY art scene, and a self conscience parable in the vein of frankenstein, Isle of Dr M, etc It s a little uneven, and the ending is far too pat, but a very charming little novel all the same The primary character reveals his mild unreliability as a narrator directly invoking lolita as a favorite novel , darkly contemplates pre columbian sacrifice, and carves up willing victims in pursuit of physical perfection.Very cute, and I ll have to track downof D Amato to see if he s polished his craft since this work

  7. Michael Michael says:

    BD is fiercely intelligent, talented and strange What a book A New York artist obsessed with aesthetic perfection is improving women with a revolutionary new surgery from his apartment Creating living art purely for vanity s sake The narrator is unforgettable not a nice guy More like Patrick Bateman from American Psycho than anything else that comes to mind Like it or not this is genius, and one of the most unique stories I ve run across in a long time.

  8. Garth Slater Garth Slater says:

    I read this, not because the title was speaking or even the back co er description, I read it because I had read another D amato novel that I really loved You have to admire an author who can write in first person, it s a tough way to write and this came off splendidly The work itself was pretty interesting.

  9. Kim Kim says:

    Read this years ago and I think I m going to make an effort to pick it up again It was one of those weird books that stays with you What do you do when you can be made perfectly beautiful, so perfect, it has a whole new meaning

  10. Keith Keith says:

    Though many of the details of the early 1990 s New York art scene were lost on me I found plenty humor and excellent writing Worth the time if you can stand a pretentious twit for a narrator.

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