Tracy Chevalier has used basic facts and history to create one of the more fantastic novels around. This is a story of a young girl who is forced to change her lifestyle and become a breadwinner for her family after her dad was blinded in an accident. She learns about herself in ways she never thought possible, art and also about her sexuality and identity. It is a novel that you would never want to stop reading. It is spectacular and the way Tracy Chevalier describes the artworks in such detail is just breathtaking.
>>By SoCCa_Lyf (Wednesday, 29 Oct 2003 04:21)
I just finished the book Girl With A Pearl Earring. It's very lyrical, especially considering the narrative style chosen by the author. I want to read it again to get the nuances from the story. Griet is an intriguing character.
>>By Dare (Friday, 7 Nov 2003 06:51)
Give me a break folks! Yes it was a lovely book. Yes I enjoyed it. But art? describing art? lyrical? I actually liked the book because it was spare. It could have been written by a man. What makes the book "great" is its delivery. Yes its historical. I didn't feel like I was reading a book written by a 20th century capitalist.
>>By iwishiwereabondgirl (Monday, 5 Apr 2004 15:04)
I dont know if anyone has read the lady and the unicorn but i think its much better than the girl with the pearl earin(don't get me wrong I loved it.And i i also think the all of her books posess an eerie mysterie about them.because her books are only an idea behind the art.So its nice to think that it could be the true story but whats gr8 is that if you don't like the book than you can always say that its just fiction.
>>By butters (Monday, 6 Sep 2004 20:49)
I agree that Lady and the Unicorn was better than Girl with as Pearl Earring. I enjoyed Falling Angels, too. I liked the fact that the "perfect victiorian family" ideal was broken in this book and you got to see the struggle of those two families from each of their eyes. Has anyone read Burning Bright yet? I was wondering how it was.
>>By Chen (Saturday, 21 Apr 2007 18:28)
I have just bought burning bright and started reading it, got to page 122, and I love it...it's wonderful...
>>By Maisie (Friday, 28 Mar 2008 11:47)
I loved Girl With a Pearl Earring - except for a bit at the end that I didn't find believable and which I felt marred the loveliness of the novel as a whole - if you've read it, I think you'll know what I'm talking about. This part was left out of the movie, which I think shows that it wasn't a necessary part of the novel either.
>>By WorldSoWide (Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 00:49)
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