Two Minute Book Review -- Jesse Kellerman's The Genius

Okay, I thought I'd start some quick reviews of the books I read.

The Genius seems to start out as a mystery novel, but isn't that really. It's an exploration of the art world and reminds me a bit of Burnt Orange Heresy. If you like contemporary art -- and I do -- you will enjoy this novel, which involves amateur detecting, but focuses more on the emptiness and isolation associated with genius of any sort. I don't agree that genius is lonely and empty, but the book is an interesting look at that idea.