An Object of Beauty: A Novel
by Steve Martin
Kindle Edition-

Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the ...

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  "An Object of Beauty" by llcravens (see profile) 05/16/11

The book was interesting in that it provided insight into the art world and the New York beat. However, I thought it was anticlimatic and seemed to drag in places. A couple of spots seemed to be building up to something big but then went flat.

  "Art book" by christineremy (see profile) 05/19/11

Interesting as a history of the 90s art world but not very well written.

  "Object of Beauty - just an OK read" by RideRead (see profile) 05/19/11

Nice story. Not great literature. Interesting insights into the art world.

  "Interesting material, some parts a bit slow" by tonigiles (see profile) 05/25/11

Overall I thought it was an intersting book. Never learned so much about Art. Some parts were a bit slow, but overall not a bad read, very different than I expected.

  "Absorbing & Artfully Written New York Story" by zodejodie4 (see profile) 05/29/11

There's something really wonderful about sitting down with a Steve Martin book, ok there are several really wonderful things about it. It's always pleasantly surprising what you take away from his work. His keen insight and sharp wit blend beautifully to take you places you aren't expecting. It's always a real joy to read whatever it is he happens to be writing.

  "Steve Martin's expertise" by Karla (see profile) 06/02/11

Steve Martin's expertise about art is interesting, but I didn't really get the point other than an ambitious young lady crosses the line of ethics and behavior.

  "An Object of Beauty" by robinpranga (see profile) 06/03/11

Sadly though I felt this book was very well written and I learned a lot about the world of art, I can't recommend it. I couldn't get invested in the main character so really didn't care what she did or what happened to her. I also was waiting for something to happen and when it did, I found it very anticlimactic.

  "Quick and interesting read" by claudiakane (see profile) 04/22/13

Interesting but quick read about the New York art world. Our book club enjoyed it and had a lively discussion comparing it in part to Tom Wolfe who we had just read - both sarcastic views.

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