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I don't think the author is an expert on art or chess as his descriptions of both seem simplistic.
I found the language awkward, the characters one-dimensional stereotypes and the plot way too outlandish to suspend my disbelief.
I very rarely leave a book unfinished, but I just couldn't force myself to get to the end of this one.
Absorbing on many levels. The story is an elaborate chess game allegory that weaves in several strands. Art, history, philosophy, mathematics, homosexuality.... and a few more. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rima A. Kamal
Parts of this story are amazing. But at times the author seems to ramble. I am amazed at the incredible knowledge of art the author demonstrates. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found The Flanders Panel most enjoyable. The Kindle edition could have benefited from proof reading to clear the copy of errors from OCR scanning. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Neal Powers
I love this book. Both the modern time mystery and the historical mystery were exciting. This book peaked my interest art and chess.Published 3 months ago by Stacy Wiens
As stated in the heading, I absolutely LOVED this book! The style of writing was fantastic and the overall story line was intriguing as well as hard to put down. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rachel Starr
I enjoyed the book overall. It has some very interesting art and chess perspectives. I thought it slowed down to snails pace, which was difficult to stay with it.Published 4 months ago by Just max
If you don't mind a shallow, sexist, and dated portrayal of female and gay characters-- which I do-- the 'mystery' is sort of interesting. Read morePublished 5 months ago by mtzrtr
I read this book in Spanish years ago, I borrowed it from my grandfather. I recently acquired a Kindle and saw this book as a recommended read for me. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ana Teresa Lspez