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The Painter of Battles – Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Title: The Painter of Battles

Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Translator: Margaret Sayers Peden

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction

Plot: Andrés Faulques is a world renowned war photographer. He’s retired to the Spanish coast to work on a mural for himself. Then a man shows up unexpectedly shows up. He challenges Faulques to remember him and the place a woman died. The man wants Faulques to understand what happened after Faulques took his picture. The one that made Faulques famous. If he doesn’t, the man will kill him when he’s done talking. Will Faulques remember and learn what he needs to? Or will the man kill him?

Rating: 3.5 – a interesting tale of life and death

Opinion: This was an interesting book. I enjoyed learning about what it takes to take amazing photographs. In a way the book was about learning to live again after seeing so much trauma. And about seeing thing from another perspective. It was a good book. There was a little grammar thing that bugged me about the book. Not all of the characters say are in quotes or in separate paragraphs. Overall this was a good book. Lots of little side stories about the things that lead up to that moment in the book. It’s good for anyone looking for a quick book to read.

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