The Missing Matisse: A Memoir
This is the autobiography/memoir of Pierre Henri Matisse, the grandson of legendary artist Henri Matisse. The setting is tumultuous world war 2.
This memoir had all the makings of an amazing read. It, however, surprisingly disappointed me. The writing style was unbelievably boring. The author included twice as much information as necessary to make his autobiography interesting. Every childhood memory, whether important to the ''plot'' or not, was included, making the reader confused as to what the purpose of each chapter was.
The writing style is present-tense which, combined with the length of the book makes it an extremely tedious read! The second half of the book is definitely better than the beginning but still not worth the time reading. It is unusual that I have such a bad opinion of an autobiography- especially one about World War II! I am sorry, but I can not give a good rating to this book.
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.