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The Bellini Madonna ❰PDF❯ ✎ The Bellini Madonna Author Elizabeth Lowry – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Thomas Lynch was once a brilliant young art historian Now he is a disgraced middle aged art historian overly fond of the bottle and of his fresh young students But everything will change now that he Thomas Lynch was once a brilliant young art historian Now he is The Bellini eBook » a disgraced middle aged art historian overly fond of the bottle and of his fresh young students But everything will change now that he’s on the trail of a lost masterpiece.

  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Bellini Madonna
  • Elizabeth Lowry
  • English
  • 09 October 2016
  • 9780312429669

10 thoughts on “The Bellini Madonna

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    I read a good review of this book and it seemed to be favored on Goodreads Then when I got the book the book jacket and uotes on the back were all praiseworthy even calling it a spectacularly original debut I'm surprised I had no sympathy for the main character and found the plot too slow The writing was bogged down with details and there was just something about the writing in general that turned me off Frankly I didn't like any of the characters in the book and there were only a few Thomas Lynch is obsessed with finding the Bellini and then at the end he's left with all these uestions and so are we

  2. Ged Ged says:

    Excellent writing It's not a fast read but it's about the journey than arriving Savour it

  3. Toby Toby says:

    This is a superbly well written art mystery and love story The narrator Thomas Lynch is a dodgy art historian who has been sacked from his college A long forgotten passage in one of Albrecht Durer's letters tips Lynch off to the existence of a lost Madonna by the great Venetian master Bellini His search takes him to Mawle a decaying English country house But once there he becomes ensnared in a game of sexual tag with the young mistress in waiting Anna Roper Funny clever and disturbing

  4. Kalika Kalika says:

    This book has to be one of the most boring books I have read in a long long time My expectations were really high because of all the wonderful reviews it has recd Yes it is stylishly written and yes it has the convergence of high art and the low skulduggery So what was my problem with the book? a it feels too much like Nabokov's Lolita so much so that you know what is going to happen and how each character will turn out b the strong dislike for the characters one just hates them all I could not sueeze an iota of sympathy for all the miserable characters in the book c the whining of the narrator really got to me after sometime and God knows whining in beautiful stylish prose is still whining The narrative from the old diary is better than the main narrative but as a reader it is pretty obvious where the whole thing is going and that this highly educatedsophisticated art historian took forever to figure things out made me want to shake him and shake him till he fell straight out of his asinine midlife crisisWhy did I not leave it in the middle? Because I kept hoping it will get better and because I seldom leave books half read

  5. Victoria Victoria says:

    Loved the incredible wealth and smartness of language the wit and compassion the complexity of characters the intertwining of past and present the pace it took it's time The characters for once had complexity of real human beings What I didn't particularly like was that the language used in the diary at the center of the plot was not differentiated from that of the contemporary narrator Not for everyone but my book club companions reveled in it

  6. Carla Carla says:

    Being an art administrator I found the historical aspects of the book uite fascinating The book is written in an intellectual fashion so some may not grasp the subtleties and irony of the main character's coming to terms with his aging and the loss of a careerThe cast of characters and their personae address all of our human frailties and vices in some form or other I do recommend the book but don't expect light reading; there is definite depth to the story

  7. Sarah Rigg Sarah Rigg says:

    I'm sad that this book gets so many 2 and 3 star reviews because I ended up liking it a lot Our narrator Thomas Lynch is a promiscuous Lothario who gets kicked out of his college professorship for having affairs with students of both sexes He's an art expert specializing in the artist Bellini and so he goes on a hunt for a lost Bellini based on some rumors to distract himself from his troubles I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book at first Our main character isn't always easy to like and he is so blinded by his own assumptions that he doesn't see some obvious things staring him in the face I did end up enjoying the book uite a bit though and liked that the author did her research about art history and the historical figures who are mentioned in the main character's research This is Lowry's debut novel and I'd be interested to see where she goes next

  8. Mummaonthaedge Mummaonthaedge says:

    If you appreciate language beautiful prose and a book to be savoured and indeed languished in then you won't be disappointedWhat this book is NOT is a uick fix chick flick with sparse plot transparent characters and a predictable but explosive finale The delights of this book lie in the atmosphere language and haunting 'spaces' created to allow the reader to sit back in the warm sunshine which I actually felt from the Venice skies and the immediacy of being dropped into this world as an observer where no we don't always have explanations for the actions of everyone we meet and where life doesn't always have a movie ending A delicious book

  9. Karen Karen says:

    A brilliantly written book very engaging Oddly the characters at least the main character in particular is very flawed and unlikeable Yet I found this to be a wonderful read I'm curious what other readers think

  10. Xenia andyourlittledog Xenia andyourlittledog says:

    The beautiful language and subtle pattern repetition make this a book worth reading I also enjoyed savoring the drowsy hypnotic pace However the narrator is so irredeemably loathsome that i found it difficult to fully immerse myself in the idyll this novel should have been The reader is immediately led to understand that there is no redemptive arc for this lecherous damaged self absorbed decaying sodomite vulture so we are not emotionally involved with him or indeed any character In fact any reasonably astute reader knows exactly where the Bellini Madonna is hidden as soon as they read what seems to be a throwaway passage Yet we plod on in a not unenjoyable read Think of this as an unsuccessful Donna Tartt

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10 thoughts on “The Bellini Madonna

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    I read a good review of this book and it seemed to be favored on Goodreads Then when I got the book the book jacket and uotes on the back were all praiseworthy even calling it a spectacularly original debut I'm surprised I had no sympathy for the main character and found the plot too slow The writing was bogged down with details and there was just something about the writing in general that turned me off Frankly I didn't like any of the characters in the book and there were only a few Thomas Lynch is obsessed with finding the Bellini and then at the end he's left with all these uestions and so are we

  2. Ged Ged says:

    Excellent writing It's not a fast read but it's about the journey than arriving Savour it

  3. Toby Toby says:

    This is a superbly well written art mystery and love story The narrator Thomas Lynch is a dodgy art historian who has been sacked from his college A long forgotten passage in one of Albrecht Durer's letters tips Lynch off to the existence of a lost Madonna by the great Venetian master Bellini His search takes him to Mawle a decaying English country house But once there he becomes ensnared in a game of sexual tag with the young mistress in waiting Anna Roper Funny clever and disturbing

  4. Kalika Kalika says:

    This book has to be one of the most boring books I have read in a long long time My expectations were really high because of all the wonderful reviews it has recd Yes it is stylishly written and yes it has the convergence of high art and the low skulduggery So what was my problem with the book? a it feels too much like Nabokov's Lolita so much so that you know what is going to happen and how each character will turn out b the strong dislike for the characters one just hates them all I could not sueeze an iota of sympathy for all the miserable characters in the book c the whining of the narrator really got to me after sometime and God knows whining in beautiful stylish prose is still whining The narrative from the old diary is better than the main narrative but as a reader it is pretty obvious where the whole thing is going and that this highly educatedsophisticated art historian took forever to figure things out made me want to shake him and shake him till he fell straight out of his asinine midlife crisisWhy did I not leave it in the middle? Because I kept hoping it will get better and because I seldom leave books half read

  5. Victoria Victoria says:

    Loved the incredible wealth and smartness of language the wit and compassion the complexity of characters the intertwining of past and present the pace it took it's time The characters for once had complexity of real human beings What I didn't particularly like was that the language used in the diary at the center of the plot was not differentiated from that of the contemporary narrator Not for everyone but my book club companions reveled in it

  6. Carla Carla says:

    Being an art administrator I found the historical aspects of the book uite fascinating The book is written in an intellectual fashion so some may not grasp the subtleties and irony of the main character's coming to terms with his aging and the loss of a careerThe cast of characters and their personae address all of our human frailties and vices in some form or other I do recommend the book but don't expect light reading; there is definite depth to the story

  7. Sarah Rigg Sarah Rigg says:

    I'm sad that this book gets so many 2 and 3 star reviews because I ended up liking it a lot Our narrator Thomas Lynch is a promiscuous Lothario who gets kicked out of his college professorship for having affairs with students of both sexes He's an art expert specializing in the artist Bellini and so he goes on a hunt for a lost Bellini based on some rumors to distract himself from his troubles I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book at first Our main character isn't always easy to like and he is so blinded by his own assumptions that he doesn't see some obvious things staring him in the face I did end up enjoying the book uite a bit though and liked that the author did her research about art history and the historical figures who are mentioned in the main character's research This is Lowry's debut novel and I'd be interested to see where she goes next

  8. Mummaonthaedge Mummaonthaedge says:

    If you appreciate language beautiful prose and a book to be savoured and indeed languished in then you won't be disappointedWhat this book is NOT is a uick fix chick flick with sparse plot transparent characters and a predictable but explosive finale The delights of this book lie in the atmosphere language and haunting 'spaces' created to allow the reader to sit back in the warm sunshine which I actually felt from the Venice skies and the immediacy of being dropped into this world as an observer where no we don't always have explanations for the actions of everyone we meet and where life doesn't always have a movie ending A delicious book

  9. Karen Karen says:

    A brilliantly written book very engaging Oddly the characters at least the main character in particular is very flawed and unlikeable Yet I found this to be a wonderful read I'm curious what other readers think

  10. Xenia andyourlittledog Xenia andyourlittledog says:

    The beautiful language and subtle pattern repetition make this a book worth reading I also enjoyed savoring the drowsy hypnotic pace However the narrator is so irredeemably loathsome that i found it difficult to fully immerse myself in the idyll this novel should have been The reader is immediately led to understand that there is no redemptive arc for this lecherous damaged self absorbed decaying sodomite vulture so we are not emotionally involved with him or indeed any character In fact any reasonably astute reader knows exactly where the Bellini Madonna is hidden as soon as they read what seems to be a throwaway passage Yet we plod on in a not unenjoyable read Think of this as an unsuccessful Donna Tartt

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