A Portrait of an Artist

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Book Review of Notes from an Exhibition” by Patrick Gale.

aad14-notesTo try to describe the plot of Patrick Gale’s novel “Notes on an Exhibition” is as difficult a task as to try to explain a piece of abstract art. In fact, this novel is less of a story than it is a portrait of a personality and the life around her. The action of this book revolves around Rachel Kelly, an artist who came from Canada and lived most of her life in Cornwall. What’s more, Rachel is bipolar (manic-depressive), and this affects not only her own outlook on life, but also all those around her as well as her art. With nothing is truly obvious from the outset of this book, the full story is only revealed once you’ve finished reading the last page.

What’s more, Gale sets up this book in a fascinating way. To…

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2 thoughts on “A Portrait of an Artist

  1. Thanks! This is a book that turned me on to Patrick Gale’s writing, and he hasn’t let me down since! Plus, I can still remember lots of this book – it was that impressive!


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