(E–pub) The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose


Thanks to NetGalley the publishers and the author for providing me with a free e copy of this book in exchange for a free and honest review This book was goodThere was nothing really wrong with itother than that it was NOT what i expected it to be and wanted it to be And so i was disappointed by it And not just a little but HUGLY disappointed by it Let me explainThe title is misleading in my option because while yes the main character is in a way a thief its not a book ABOUT thievesAnd the summary does say it is about a young woman plunging into the world of secret society with a dark agenda but it also says that she is a thief and enjoys being exactly that And while yes she is a thief and she does steal stuff its not at all about that Its all about in my option rather stupidly done secret society things that make NO senseI have nothing against secret societies If you they done well those books can be fantastic They can be the perfect mixture of thriller and conspiracy theorists and i enjoy those BUT this book is sadly just a huge mixture of different things that all don t really work out It also reminded me a HUGE amount of Dan Browns books and he does it better Sorry All in all this book is okay But i think it could have been WORLDS better if the author wouldn t have tried to include so much murder theft conspiracy stuff art history rebirth a girl trying to find her place a romance it was just TOO much So sadly this book did not work for meBut i do see why others might enjoy it and might not see the biggest issues i had with the book as something that is such a big deal so three stars Also published at my website the Chicago Center for Literature and PhotographyThe most heartbreaking thing about screenwriter Augustus Rose s disappointing debut novel The Readymade Thief is precisely that it s so good during its first half a slow burning character heavy mystery story with just the lightest of supernatural elements and that wisely takes its time in letting us get to now its complex imminently rootable hero To be specific that would be teen runaway Lee Cuddy whose compulsive need for approval led to her being her local high school s resident drug dealer when a deal goes bad and she randomly finds herself with a chance to break out of juvenile detention she ends up in the community of street punks in the Philadelphia underground where she ends up stumbling across a shadowy organization nown as the Societe Anonyme producers of an exclusive monthly rave to die for in the city and who are obsessed with the Modernist artist Marcel Duchamp Do they have something to do with the rash of burned out teens cropping up in the city fried on a new type of designer drug and whose eyes have expanded into the size of anime characters It s those inds of uestions that had me so intrigued and invested during the first half of the book So how profoundly disappointing then to get to the second half and see it turn into such a scene for scene ripoff of The Da Vinci Code that Dan Brown has a viable claim for a plagiarism lawsuit only instead of Brown s conceit that Da Vinci left clues in his paintings that show that Jesus had a Prisoner of Midnight kid with Mary Magdalene if that s still a spoiler to you you deserve at this point to have that spoiled Rose s premise is that Duchamp left clues in his various absurd Dadaist and Surrealist pieces that indicate that henew the solution to the unified field theory uantum mechanics and how to access the fabled eleven dimensions that modern theoretical physicists insist exist all around us That s the point when I found myself throwing my hands in the air and angrily sighing because that s the point where it felt like Rose had written half of a great literary novel and then suddenly remembered Oh right I eventually need to sell then suddenly remembered Oh right I eventually need to sell movie rights to this sucker throwing himself feet first into the most hackneyed stereotypical cheese he could possibly dream up it s at that point that the plot suddenly becomes outrageous the conspiracy theories are cranked up to 11 all the new characters suddenly become cardboard cutouts and the technology that drives it all becomes laughably implausible His explanation of how Tor onion sites work has all the credibility of Sandra Bullock s The Net and his assertion that the members of a 4chan like troll community would suddenly turn into the Goonies in the face of one of their members being murdered is exactly the BOSH!: The Cookbook: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants. kind of groan inducing concept that makes me immediately think of some Paramount executive lighting a cigar after a thousand dollar pitch dinner and boisterously shouting That s gold Augustus PURE HOLLYWOOD GOLDRose should ve stuck with his instincts and completed this novel with the poise and restraint he admirably shows in the first half because by embracing his hacky screenwriter side for the last ha. The Readymade Thief Augustus Rose Ebook The Readymade Thief par Augustus Rose aux ditions Cornerstone Digital An addictive literary puzzle that introduces an unforgettable young heroine plunged into The Readymade Thief Livre audio | Augustus Rose | The Readymade Thief le livre audio de Augustus Rose tlcharger coutez ce livre audio gratuitement avec l'offre d'essai The Readymade Thief couk Rose The Readymade Thief is aickass debut from start to finish Colson Whitehead author of 'The Underground Railroad' The Readymade Thief is my favorite Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor kind of book an improbable one A novel that's unexpected uncategorizable unputdownable Robin Sloan author of 'Mr Penumbra's Hour Bookstore' A rewarding novel full of pleasures and surprises Every time I thought Inew where The Readymade Thief Hardcover | BookPeople “The Readymade Thief is my favorite ind of book an improbable one The novel is a map of things urban exploration secret societies the city of Philadelphia Marcel Duchamp very possibly the Home Alone movies and if those things don’t seem to fit together well that’s the magic of the improbable book and the transmutation of obsessions by energy and intellect into something THE READYMADE THIEF statichebbannl THE READYMADE THIEF from behind the the transmutation of obsessions by energy and intellect into something THE READYMADE THIEF statichebbannl THE READYMADE THIEF from behind the desk staring past the pregnancy test stick in her hand at the little plastic seascape the broken fronds and wilted arthropods all now faded and cracked and thinks about the tiny thing growing inside her Lee nows who the father is though she has no intention of telling him The thing inhabits some subterra nean cave of her body The Readymade Thief ca Rose Augustus “The Readymade Thief is a brilliant suspenseful and cinematic novel with an unforgettable heroine and a big story about art the nature of consciousness and all points in between Be prepared to lose yourself in it” Edan Lepucki author of California and Woman No “I fell than a little bit in love not just with Lee the gutsy protagonist of Augustus Rose’s gorgeous The Readymade Thief – TatteredTurtle's TittleTattle The Readymade Thief is Rose’s debut novel and it did not disappoint The novel reads similar to Dan Brown’s series The Da Vinci Code It is full of suspense and and mystery It can be categorized as a coming of age book but I did not feel that was the main idea or audience The Readymade Thief follows the bizarre journey of a girl named Lee and her connection to a secret The Readymade Thief – Just One More Paige The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose “The book follows Lee through just over a year in her life When we meet her she is a normal ish year old high school student trying to fit in and make friends and stealingselling drugs to make money for college But then things take some pretty crazy turns a betrayal from a “friend” that lands THE READYMADE THIEF by Augustus Rose | Kirkus THE READYMADE THIEF by Augustus Rose BUY NOW FROM GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Email Address Subscribe Tweet KIRKUS REVIEW A young woman must outthink and outplay a group of men trying to uncover the deepest secrets of the universe. The Readymade ThiefRb really made it sound exciting so I can t fully express my disappointment For now I ll just briefly outline why I couldn t stand most of this book The pacing was completely off for a thriller It started off unbearably slow picked up somewhat in the middle but then the conclusion is an intricate hot mess as the author attempts to find links between abstract art and convoluted science It really felt like the author was grasping at straws to find a Excellent cover on this book Great representation of the story It s very uniue and eye catching and has great composition OMG this book was FAN FUCKING TASTIC and it s a debut novel to boot This reads very much like a Dan Brown book for the younger crowd Secret societies Symbolism Abandoned places Riddles and codes Murder and mystery Art The Darknet Science Twists and Turns Phenomenal writing Well paced An intriguing and uniue plot A cast of interesting and well developed characters I am blown away that this is the author s first bookNot much to say really I LOVED every second of this one I was sucked in and walked around with my nose glued to my tablet I am hoping there will be of this story in a second book My heart hurts over a certain incident but I am hoping maybe just maybe not all is as it seems A girl can dream right In any case this one gets two HUGE thumbs up from yours truly I received a free advance copy of this from the author for reviewThis is one of those impossible reviews because I d have to get into huge chunks of third act plot to talk about the parts I found the most intriguing so I don t want to spoil it but on the other hand I suspect that this is the ind of book where a lot of readers are going to think it s one thing and be pissed off when it turns out to be another so providing some warning seems to be in order It s a real pickle we got here folksLet s start with the basic plot which is about an introverted teenage girl named Lee who thinks of herself as being completely invisible and unremarkable except for her talent for shoplifting Lee s life is derailed when she s falsely accused of a crime and eventually she ends hiding among the homeless on the streets of Philadelphia That Bruce Springsteen reference was not intentional Eventually she finds shelter in an old building dubbed the Crystal Castle run by a strange group of people that Lee soon grows to distrust When Lee ends up on their bad side she once again finds herself on the run and caught up in a conspiracy centered around the works of French artist Marcel DuchampThat description makes it sound like this is just The Da Vinci Code but that really sells the book short and would be misleading because while this definitely has elements of a conspiracy thriller it s closer to being serious Lit A Chur than a genre book even though it also has some sci fi elements to it Plus it s not terrible So it s probably better to compare it to Night Film which is another book that blends some solid real world thriller aspects with a general tone of uncertainty that makes you scratch your head a lot while reading because you re pleasantly baffledThe writing is deceptively straight forward There s no real lines that blew me away in and off themselves but where Rose excels is in creating haunting imagery Whether it s an abandoned auarium at night or a rave in an old missile silo with an inflatable clown head by the entrance or a guy in old timey clothes riding an antiue bicycle down the street you really see these things and they all combine to help create the aura of mystery that hangs over everything He also does a very good job of breaking down the visual aspects of Duchamp s work which ties into his philosophy about the observation of artSince it isn t a straight line thriller that s as concerned with atmosphere as plot there are some points where I found myself wishing that things would move along and that lee didn t spend uite and that Lee didn t spend uite much time on the run and in hiding as she does There s one sub plot in particular that didn t seem to go much she does There s one sub plot in particular that didn t seem to go much anywhere other than to provide Lee with one skill that s critical for her a couple of ey points And in fairness the sense of desperation Lee has is built by these extended periods of her in survival modeWhile I enjoyed this uite a bit I also think it s going to be a real Love It or Hate It book that will be impossible to predict how another person might react to It s general WTF tone for much of the book leaves a reader on uncertain footing and that s not everybody s cup of tea and the payoff is only going to appeal to some folks not all Still it checked off a lot of boxes for me and it s one of the uniue and original things I ve read in a while despite it s basic familiarity of starting out as a conspiracy thriller It s an intriguing debut novel and I ll be looking for work from Augustus Rose. Ef A Novel by Augustus Rose “A debut novel that’s unexpected uncategorizable unputdownable” –Robin Sloan New York Times bestselling author of Mr Penumbra’s Hour Bookstore An addictive literary puzzle that introduces an unforgettable young heroine plunged into the twisted world of a secret society with a dark agenda The Readymade Thief eBook de Augustus Rose Lisez The Readymade Thief de Augustus Rose disponible chez Rakuten Kobo An addictive literary puzzle that introduces an unforgettable young heroine plunged into the twisted world of a secret s The Readymade Thief Livre audio | Augustus Rose | The Readymade Thief le livre audio de Augustus Rose tlcharger coutez ce livre audio gratuitement avec l'offre d'essai The Readymade Thief Augustus Rose Ebook The Readymade Thief par Augustus Rose aux ditions Cornerstone Digital An addictive literary puzzle that introduces an unforgettable young heroine plunged into The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose “The Readymade Thief is a brilliant suspenseful and cinematic novel with an unforgettable heroine and a big story about art the nature of consciousness and all points in between Be prepared to lose Yourself In It” Edan Lepucki in it” Edan Lepucki of California and Woman No “I fell than a little bit in love not just with Lee the gutsy protagonist of Augustus Rose’s gorgeous Book Beat The Ready Made Thief by A troubled teen runaway runs afoul of a vast baroue conspiracy in Augustus Rose's debut novel The Ready Made Thief Every once in a while I come across a novel that is completely fresh and this one is it; it has the trappings of a contemporary thriller but has at its core the work of avant garde artist Marcel Duchamp and delves deeply into his works The Readymade Thief couk Rose The Readymade Thief is a Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı kickass debut from start to finish Colson Whitehead author of 'The Underground Railroad' The Readymade Thief is my favoriteind of book an improbable one A novel that's unexpected uncategorizable unputdownable Robin Sloan author of 'Mr Penumbra's Hour Bookstore' A rewarding novel full of pleasures and surprises Every time I thought I Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines knew where Fiction Book Review The Readymade Thief by The Readymade Thief Augustus Rose Viking p ISBN Buy this book The year old heroine of Rose’s debut novel a richly detailed intellectual thriller set in The Readymade Thief A Novel Rose Augustus “The Readymade Thief is a brilliant suspenseful and cinematic novel with an unforgettable heroine and a big story about art the nature of consciousness and all points in between Be prepared to lose yourself in it” Edan Lepucki author of California and Woman No “I fell than a little bit in love not just with Lee the gutsy protagonist of Augustus Rose’s gorgeous The Ready Made Thief Free Online Library The Ready Made Thief Augustus Rose Viking Books co Penguin Group USA Hudson Street New York NY wwwpenguincom HC pp www Betrayed by her family after taking the fall for a friend Lee finds refuge in a cooperative of runaways holed up in an abandoned building they call the Crystal Castle But the facade of the Castle conceals Lf he not only invalidates everything that came before he makes readers feel like fools for buying into it in the first place And yes I m aware of the response that fans of the book will have to a statement like this see SPOILER SPACE below for A book even disappointing than if it had simply been terrible it unfortunately does not come recommended todayOut of 10 Usually 70 but dropped to 55 for its bait and switch natureSPOILER SPACE DO NOT READ BELOW IF YOU DON T WANT TO KNOW HOW THIS NOVEL ENDSview spoilerI usually try to avoid spoilers in my reviews but in this case I feel like I need to preemptively prove that I actually did finish this novel and therefore am aware that when the villains put their Duchamp Rube Goldberg machine into motion it essentially outputs a snotty insult from the famed absurdist artist and shows that Duchamp created all the Da Vinci Code like smoke and mirrors purely as an elaborate joke for those who take theseinds of subjects too seriously Fans of the book will claim that my criticism of it is invalid because of the novel ending this way the reason I feel compelled to mention it in the first place my response is that this The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River kind of ha ha none of this really counted reveal in the last ten pages doesn t make up for 200 previous pages where the ridiculous conspiracy theory is treated at face value as real Just because Poochie dies on the way back to his home planet doesn t mean the terrible Poochie cartoon that came before it was any good hide spoiler A Readymade NovelCreative overall but with a very ordinary plotCould ve used the Conspiracy Theories Mind blowing twists here in much better faster plot The Duchamp CodeA young girl became a ready made thief due to her sad lonely childhoodMysterious 1920s style parties for selective teenssome mysteriously disappear afteror back with lost behaviorThen our young protagonist heroine finds herself amidst all thatall by chanceDiscovering that she has been watched by some strange mysterious cult or organisation for a long timeAnd also by chance amidst her tragic bizarre falling apart life she steals something that made everything bizarreA Readymade Art by a visionary artist from the early 20th centuryMarcel Duchamp the inventor of thisind of art The Readymade Art An ordinary object elevated to the dignity of a work of art by the mere choice of an artist And That s exactly what I felt about the pl DNF Just not my ind of story First off I received this as an ARC from PenguinFive stars all around for this story It is an intricate web built upon lies and mistruth But who is lying and who is telling the truthFor me one of the things I enjoyed most was the use of the artist Marcel Duchamp in the story I have seen some of his works in person Also I liked his concept of readymade art As you can guess Duchamp s form of art has inspired the tittle of this bookSomething that might help readers who are a bit confused about the art while reading the story is to look at photos of the works Because for a time Duchamp flipped the art world on its earTry and get a copy of this fascinating Art Mystery when it comes out This was a really fun read fast paced and not at all what I thought it would be when I started I don t usually like author comparisons but this felt like a combination of Dan Brown and Cory Doctorow with teen runaways a secret society mysteries in the art of Marchel Duchamp urban explorers drug culture and hackers As in most Dan Brown books the culminating events feel a little far fetched but I liked the character of Lee and how she couldn t easily figure out who was lying who was dangerous and I was on her side from the second her friend sold her out The publisher provided an eARC of this title through NetGalley in exchange for an hones This is a superbly intricate debut novel that I in exchange for an hones This is a superbly intricate novel that I absolutely reading Set in Philadelphia Lee Cuddy is the invisible girl vulnerable to any attention that she gets to secure validation of her existence leaving her wide open to being the fall girl taken advantage of and facing betrayal from almost every uarter She s a thief professionally expert a readymade thief that parallels the readymade art of the avante garde artist Marcel Duchamps The trajectory of Lee s life feels surreal in the novel structured like a cubist painting a puzzle where the pieces feel discordant until they begin to connect This is a story of love loss art obsession science and the efforts of Lee to carv Ouch This was such a bitter disappointmentI m slightly unsure how to go about writing this review because explaining why I didn t like this may mean going into plot spoilers It was one of my most anticipated new releases of the year as I was hoping for something in the vein of Marisha Pessl A literary puzzle a dark underground organisation urban exploration The blu. With the help of clues left by Marcel Duchamp in Rose’s debut novel AUGUSTUS ROSE SIGNED THE READY MADE THIEF AUGUSTUS ROSE SIGNED THE READY MADE THIEF Shipped with USPS Media Mail fr The Readymade Thief Rose Augustus Livres Not Retrouvez The Readymade Thief et des millions de livres en stock sur fr Achetez neuf ou d'occasion fr The Readymade Thief A Novel Rose Augustus Not Retrouvez The Readymade Thief A Novel et des millions de livres en stock sur fr Achetez neuf ou d'occasion The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose Goodreads I'm not sure why The Readymade Thief hasn't gotten attention This book is so good Full disclosure I may be biased because I'm fascinated by the exploration of abandoned and forgotten places and a large portion of this novel is set in off the grid locations So this was definitely right up my alley Lee began stealing at a very young age After taking the fall for a friend in high The Readymade Thief eBook de Augustus Rose Lisez The Readymade Thief de Augustus Rose disponible chez Rakuten Kobo An addictive literary puzzle that introduces an unforgettable young heroine plunged into the twisted world of a secret s The Readymade Thief Augustus Rose Ebook The Readymade Thief par Augustus Rose aux ditions Cornerstone Digital An addictive literary puzzle that introduces an unforgettable young heroine plunged into The Readymade Thief A Novel English Edition eBook Rose Achetez et tlchargez ebook The Readymade Thief A Novel English Edition Boutiue Kindle Suspense fr Choisir vos prfrences en matire de cookies Nous utilisons des cookies et des outils similaires pour faciliter vos achats fournir nos services pour comprendre comment les clients utilisent nos services afin de pouvoir apporter des amliorations et pour prsenter des The Readymade Thief Anyone who became addicted to the roiling emotions betrayals and violent showdowns of Breaking Bad will be seduced by Augustus Rose's debut The Readymade ThiefIn this enigmatic novel set in a shadowy Philadelphia underworld art is a drug that hooks the unwary though the harder stuff comes into play too The Readymade Thief A Novel Rose Augustus “The Readymade Thief is a brilliant suspenseful and cinematic novel with an unforgettable heroine and a big story about art the nature of consciousness and all points in novel with an unforgettable heroine and a big story about art the nature of consciousness and all points in Be prepared to lose yourself in it” Edan Lepucki author of California and Woman No “I fell than a little bit in love not just with Lee the gutsy protagonist of Augustus Rose’s gorgeous The Readymade Thief Rose Augustus “The Readymade Thief is a brilliant suspenseful and cinematic novel with an unforgettable heroine and a big story about art the nature of consciousness and all points in between Be prepared to lose yourself in it” Edan Lepucki author of California and Woman No “I fell than a little bit in love not just with Lee the gutsy protagonist of Augustus Rose’s gorgeous The Readymade Thief English Edition eBook Rose Achetez et tlchargez ebook The Readymade Thief English Edition Boutiue Kindle Genre Fiction fr Augustus Rose | The Readymade Thief The ReadyMade Thi.

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