The Salon (2007)

At its core, The Salon is a thriller. Sure, it’s a thriller about the Modernists in Paris and it’s really about the birth of cubism and sort of a sketched biography of Leo and Gertrude Stein… but it’s still a thriller. Oh, I forgot to mention it’s absolutely hilarious. Bertozzi’s characterization of Picasso as a slightly dumb, frequently nude, macho man-slut is pure genius. Bertozzi does have a main character—Georges Braque leads the reader through the characters and the mystery (for the most part) but he’s dull compared to Picasso. Braque’s in The Salon half as a cab driver, half … Continue reading The Salon (2007)