The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty

The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"Meet the Knights of Creation, a group of artistic friends struggling with society's standards of beauty. Barb, a stunningly beautiful costume designer, chooses to don a fat suit in hopes that it will help her meet the man of her dreams--a man who can see beyond her looks. Lily, Barb's brilliantly talented, unfortunate-looking musician friend, goes to fantastic lengths to attract the shallow man she loves. Penelope, neither beautiful nor talented, makes her living by selling hideous clay pots after convincing customers they've broken them. To complicate matters, the friends discover they may have a murderer in their midst"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393243871
Characteristics: 332 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Beauty


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May 14, 2018

What is this book...? It tried to be a rom-com, sci-fi and murder mystery at the same time. None of them worked.

Jan 31, 2016

Poorly executed. Full of errors and inconsistencies. Author didn't appear to have any grasp on the subjects explored, or how to write in an intelligent, engaging manner.

Jun 30, 2015

So unique, a deep look of the way we look at things through a satirical set of mystical glasses. Unlike anything I've ever read, if you like to take your imagination on a ride, check this book out!


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