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  • The Black Painting
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Free download The Black Painting Characters â The Black Painting ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Neil Olson ´ 7 Summary L’s Point None of them has visited the family estate since they were children when a prized painting disappeared a self portrait by Goya rumoured to cause madness or death upon viewing Afterwards the family split apart amid the accusations and suspicions that followed its theftAny hope that their grandfather planned to make amends evaporate. I ve often enjoyed novels about art and art history So much can be hidden in works of art that they are the perfect topic to base a mystery on I remember reading a few years ago that art curators had discovered in a portrait a miniature self portrait of the artist rendered as the reflection in the pupil of eye the subject painted century s before I digress but this is an example of the fascinating things that make the art world the perfect setting for a novelNeil Olson apparently agrees as both of his novels to date center around works of art in this case a supposed fifteenth painting created during Francisco Goya s Black Painting phase a self portrait reputedly able to induce death or madness in those who view it In this Olson s second noel wealthy New England patriarch Arthur Morse has summoned his many offspring and descendants home to his estate to discusswho knows The first of his grandchildren arrive to find him dead on the floor his face a mask of terror and his sightless eyes gazing fixedly at the spot where his prized possession the aforementioned cursed Goya self portrait would have stood had it not been stolen several years ago under mysterious circumstances As the rest of the family arrives the reader begins to see that this odd assemblage is about as far from being a big happy family as one can imagine Past events including the disappearance of the painting have left them paranoid suspicious traumatized and unable to trust each other What is happening at Owl s Point is anybody s guess but you can be sure that a lot of ugly secrets will be uncovered before the whole story is revealed Olson writes with a sensitivity most often found in female authors which allows him to focus on the inner angst and psychological torment of the Morse family s many members especially Teresa art history student and youngest granddaughter who suffered an unknown trauma during the original events and whose discovery of her grandfather s body threatens to send her over the deep end again My impression of this book was that it focused too much on the dysfunctional Morse family and not enough on the mystery Olson can definitely write but I d like to see him tighten up his plot and focus on the mystery that is ultimately what keeps the reader engaged The review was based on an advanced reading copy obtained at no cost from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review While this does take any not worth what I paid for it statements out of my review it otherwise has no impact on the content of my reviewFYI On a 5 point scale I assign stars based on my assessment of what the book needs in the way of improvements5 Stars Nothing at all If it ain t broke don t fix it4 Stars It could stand for a few tweaks here and there but it s pretty good as it is3 Stars A solid C grade Some serious rewriting would be needed in order for this book to be considered great or memorable2 Stars This book needs a lot of work A good start would be to change the plot the character development the writing style and the ending 1 Star The only thing that would improve this book is a good bonfire ABOUT ANARCHISM its theftAny hope that their grandfather planned to make amends evaporate. 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Free download The Black Painting Characters â The Black Painting ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Neil Olson ´ 7 Summary There were four cousins in the Morse family perfect Kenny the preppy West Coast lawyer; James the shy but brilliant medical student; his seductive hard drinking sister Audrey; and Teresa youngest and most fragile haunted by the fear that she has inherited the madness that possessed her fatherTheir grandfather summons them to his mansion at Ow. 15 for the Goya partsThis was a book that might encourage one to go into a reading slump There was a lot going for it a creepy house a rich family with lots of secrets and the piece de resistancea painting that supposedly had a demon living inside it The demon supposedly gave fortune and perhaps a bit of fame to the person who owned the painting In exchange for this largess the demon must be set free eventually by destroying the painting But really who is going to destroy a painting worth millions However someone has stolen the painting and that is what this novel is about The who stole the Goya was evident from the get go but I still held on thinking that this book would get better It didn tEnter a cast of characters a whole plethora of characters that made this book hard to follow as each one popped up intermittently and tended to prolong any kind of story line making the reader utter many ughs as well as uite a few roll of the eyesIt was really a shame that a book that started out with such promise ran down itself into blah blah blah

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Free download The Black Painting Characters â The Black Painting ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Neil Olson ´ 7 Summary S when Teresa arrives to find the old man dead his horrified gaze pinned upon the spot where the painting once hung As the family gathers and suspicions mount Teresa hopes to find the reasons behind her grandfather’s death and the painting’s loss But to do so she must uncover ugly family secrets and confront those who would keep them hidd. Nothing invokes sympathy than a tale about suabbling over privileged entitled rich brats suabbling over money when their eually asshole y patriarch grandfather dies unexpectedlyThe Morse cousins have been persona non grata ever since a priceless Goya painting disappeared from their grandfather s study years ago Suspicions arose between the family on the theft of the lurid self portrait of the famous artist which legend says can cause madness and insanity if you look at itWhen their grandfather calls the cousins to his estate Theresa the youngest hopes to finally make amends but that is shattered when she discovers his dead body As the hunt for the painting is revitalization and the cousins eye one another warily Theresa takes it upon herself to search for the truth of her grandfather s death revealing family secrets of her own troubled past and disturbed father and those of the Morses Talk about hating on all of the characters which I did Not only were they unlikeable not one of them was clever or witty or smart just cliche and sad A soap opera has nothing on the problems and issues of the Morse cousinsWe have the sexually promiscuous Audrey who hooks up with pretty much anyone she can take advantage of which I get because if she s been treated like an object all her life that s all she knows her very oh so fragile brother who we later learn had seen the painting which explain his numerous neuroses but we can t leave Theresa behind since madness also runs in the family after her father s suicide she has spells and conveniently had been incapacitated with such a spell on the day the painting was stolen all those years ago hey let s not also forget the pedophile uncle and caretaker the hiring of an investigator Dave who hooks up with Audrey ewwww who also loves to infantilize his name to Davie Ugh gag me with a spoonI thought The Black Painting was about you know a painting I thought it was about Goya the creepy legend and madness and insanity and his brilliant artistry It was none of those things and I feel cheatedI really disliked the author s portrayal of all the female characters not even Theresa was depicted as a strong empowered female despite having figured out where the painting was all this timeInstead I got a cast of ridiculous characters who are neither brilliant or compelling and when the painting is finally brought to light it feels less like Oh my gawd YES and like Oh my gawd is this over yet