Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Last Painting of Sara De Vos - Dominic Smith

I like the feeling of reading the first couple of pages of a novel, and feeling as though you have stepped into the story without much effort - and this is the feeling I got as I started this book.  It tells the story of a painting of  a winter forest, told by three narrators, Sara the 17th century Dutch artist, Marty the current owner and Ellie, a young Australian artist who is involved with the painting in her 20s and reunites with it forty years later.

A gentle slow story it made me want to be able to google this imaginary painting or buy a 17th century old master of my own to hang over the bed - neither of which is possible, but a girl can dream.  4/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

That's a very good recommendation, just stepping into a story. It's been a long time since I've read a book like that.