An Instance Of The Fingerpost - Iain Pears Reviews
Description:ISBN 009975181X / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Iain Pears / Edition: New edition / Paperback / 704 Pages / Book is published 1998-09-03 by Vintage
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Stone's Fall - Iain PearsA disappointing read (293 words)
by mrsjemmaC - written on 09/08/10 (Useful, 4 readings)
This is the first time I have read an Iain Pears novel and I must say I was really disappointed. The tale is cut in three parts and tells the story of Matthew Braddock, Elizabeth, Henry Colt and John Stone. It takes you from 1909 to 1890 and to 1867 which I found really hard to keep up with. Especially as the book starts off at Elizabeth s funeral in 1953. The first part about Elizabeth and Matthew I found really hard going. And at the end of part one I was none the wiser as to what it was all about. I really liked his writing style it was clever and beautifully written but i just could not get into the story. The second part I liked even less. I got confused between ...
Giotto's Hand - Iain PearsA Hand With Three Fingers (701 words)
by MALU - written on 13/01/03, updated on 14/01/05 (Very useful, 138 readings)
I like reading English thrillers, am interested in art, know my way around Italy, so I should be the ideal reader of this book which is advertised in a blurb with the words “Art, crime and Italy mix well”. Did I enjoy it? Read on! (From the back page) “Iain Pears is an English art historian who’s worked in England, France, Italy and the USA, he’s written a book of art history and countless articles on artistic and historical subjects”. - One day all that serious work must have been too boring for him and he decided to write something light, but with depth. He created the couple Jonathan Argyll, an English art dealer living and working in ...