Thursday, February 9, 2012
Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliett
The plot moved quickly, the story was clever, the writing was high quality, the message good. The author puts heavy emphasis on coincidence...or was it really coincidence?...and introduces readers to the fascinating world of understanding art. Unlike the glamour of being an art thief diminishing with the reality that it's all done for money, Chasing Vermeer suggests that the version of the world we're convinced we belong to is much less interesting that reality. We just need to keep our eyes open.
Oh, and by the way, don't worry...I'm not a theif.