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Theo Decker is aged thirteen. He is a survivor of the accident which killed his mother. One of the most heart-warming stories in the top 10 books. A wealthy family takes the boy. However, his longing for his mother leads him to a painting and underworld. The book is more of a haunted Odyssey with vivid character and good plot development. There is the underworld, lost love and compassion.
What makes this book stand out?
A good taste of adult fiction in the recent times. A good book by an excellent writer.
Read it for
A good blend of love, underworld, art history, child bullies, and drug dealers from Russia.
Don't read it for
Lack of heavy editing towards the end of the book.