Saturday, February 16, 2008

#11 Girl with a Pearl Earring

Book: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Pages: Audiobook
Entertainment Rating: 4.5/5
Snooty Rating: 3.5/5
Total Rating: 8/10
Books Read Total: 11/50
Pages Read Total: 2410/15,000

I quite enjoyed this book! I finished it last Friday, but haven't had the time to sit down and write about it until now.

From the website: Girl With a Pearl Earring tells the story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl who becomes a maid in the house of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Her calm and perceptive manner not only helps her in her household duties, but also attracts the painter's attention. Though different in upbringing, education and social standing, they have a similar way of looking at things. Vermeer slowly draws her into the world of his paintings - the still, luminous images of solitary women in domestic settings.

I wouldn't say that this book is particularly mind boggling, but it's a truly entertaining story! I love the author's imaginings of the weird quirks of Vermeer and the lovely images of his studio, and the descriptions throughout the book were what really held my attention. It's a fluffy story with enough substance to hold some merit. I'm excited to see the movie!

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