Fake Like Me

Fake Like MeAt Once A Twisted Psychological Portrait Of A Woman Crumbling Under Unimaginable Pressure And A Razor Sharp Satire Of The Contemporary Art Scene, FAKE LIKE ME Is A Dark, Glamorous, And Addictive Story Of Good Intentions Gone Awry, From The Critically Acclaimed Author Of I Ll Eat When I M Dead What Really Happened To Carey Logan After A Fire Decimates Her Studio, Including The Seven Billboard Size Paintings For Her Next Show, A Young, No Name Painter Is Left With An Impossible Task Recreate Her Art In Three Months Or Ruin Her Fledgling Career Homeless And Desperate, She Flees To An Exclusive Retreat In Upstate New York Famous For Its Outrageous Revelries And Glamorous Artists And Notorious As The Place Where Brilliant Young Artist Carey Logan One Of Her Idols Drowned In The Lake But When She Arrives, The Retreat Is A Ghost Of Its Former Self No One Shares Their Work No Parties Light Up The Deck No One Speaks Of Carey, Though Her Death Haunts The Cabins And The Black Lake, Lurking Beneath The Surface Like A Shipwreck As The Young Painter Works Obsessively In Carey S Former Studio, Uncovers Strange Secrets And Starts To Fall Hard And Fast For Carey S Mysterious Boyfriend, It S As If She S Taking Her Place But One Thought Shadows Her Every Move What Really Happened To Carey Logan

Barbara Bourland was formerly a freelance writer and web producer for titles at Conde Nast and Hearst, among others She lives in Balti, MD, with her husband and their dogs.

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Fake Like Me
  • Barbara Bourland
  • English
  • 17 September 2019
  • 9781538759516

10 thoughts on “Fake Like Me

  1. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    3.5 stars rounded to 4I ll admit, I m less than knowledgable about anything involving the art scene I am not cool, hip, or in the know about much these days other than Peppa Pig and Blippi, but it was nice to delve into an adult story that did not feature talking pigs or a grown man wearing clothes that appear to fit a toddler This story is also being touted as a thriller, which I guess it is in some ways, but I would classify this as a literary thriller, or a dramatic, thought provoking crime fiction That s not a criticism, merely a heads up to those looking for a classic thriller Where to start This glitzy, sleek story is told in such a unique format we do not learn the official name of out narrator, who gives off an unstable vibe from the very beginning, and I honestly found this so fascinating I was intrigued to know what drove this character, what brought her to the art scene, and how someone could so seamlessly slip into the lifestyle of another person Like I said, this is really of a dark character study than a thriller, but there s enough of a vein of suspense that keeps the reader hooked and intrigued throughout I found that once our nameless girl makes it...

  2. Margitte says:

    You ve got to admit that Humpty Dumpty was a piece of art Well, then you can admit that this poor piece of art committed suicide by falling of the wall And so it was again in Fake Like Me, except that this time it wasn t Humpty Dumpty Franz Kafka said I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us If the book we re reading doesn t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for So that it will make us happy, as you write Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us That is my belief Was Fake Like Me one of those books Nope Mediocre in its intent to promote radical feminism with all the narrative safely and securely established as the main intent purpose of the saga But yes, the idea is a popular trend, actually, a small percentage in the big world out there, and yes, it has its moments But no, it did not rock my world at all You represent women You shouldn t route the trafficking of our identity politics through some gaudy money dump ...

  3. Blair says:

    4.5 A no name painter no name as in not famous , but also literally, as she remains nameless throughout the book is on the verge of a career breakthrough She is nearing completion of her series Rich Ugly Old Maids, a set of large scale oil paintings loosely based on the seven virtues Then the loft in which she has been living and working burns down Her insurance won t be paid out, because she wasn t supposed to be living there her management still expects the show to be delivered on schedule, as she d claimed the finished works were in secure storage As she sees it, there s only one way out She has to recreate the work, via the single item she managed to salvage a notebook containing meticulous notes on the process used to create each painting.In the background of all this, there s another important character Carey Logan, the narrator s hero Until she killed herself at the age of 37, Logan, a sculptor and performance artist, was an art industry darling She was the most famous member of a five person collective, Pine City the group went on to establish a residency of the same name in upstate New York As the narrator secures a place at Pine City and gets to know Logan s...

  4. Bam says:

    It s 1996 and the unnamed narrator of this story is a fledgling artist from Florida, currently a sopho at the Academy in NYC, and feeling pretty lonely in the big city One day she notices a group of five young and beautiful artists who are making it in the art scene Three of them have graduated from the same art school she s attending and all are becoming well known for their nihilistic and shrewd work, rather all of a type But it is a young woman of the group named Carey Logan who is the hottest of them all with her hyperrealist sculptures of human body parts Oh, how our narrator would love to be just like her and be part of that group now known as Pine City They form an exclusive artist collective by that name, moving into an old resort in upper New York state, where each has their own studio and other artists are allowed to come by invitation only Fast forward to 2006 and Carey has stopped working in sculpture and taken up performance art The reviews are not kind and Carey does one last performance in which she commits suicide on film.Now three years have passed and our unnamed artist is making a bit of a splash herself with her billboard sized paintings when disaster strikes and her loft burns with most of her work inside She lies to the gallery owner who is selling her work about the extent of her loss and now she must quickly repaint several works for her upcoming show It s an impossible, super hu...

  5. Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads) says:

    A young un named painter with potential is poised to make waves in the art community with her collection of seven billboard size paintings When her apartment goes up in flames and decimates the entire collection, she lies to her gallery and says that six have been safely crated and stored only the final painting she was still working on has been destroyed The gallery decides it s in their best interest to have her to re create the final piece, which has already been sold, in total secrecy.Now homeless and without a single piece for her show, she searches frantically for a studio available on short notice where she can re create all seven pieces in their entirety in just three months.The artist is in awe when an acquaintance gets her a spot at the exclusive artist retreat known as Pine City in upstate New York Pine City isn t just a resort, it s also the name of the collective of five artists who own it.Carey Logan was a member of Pine City, and the idol of our main character Carey s work was brilliant and her life ended far too soon when she purposefully stepped into a lake and drowned.When our no name art...

  6. Denise Reed says:

    I finished this book last night but needed some time to digest everything I had read I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars 4 stars only because I m generally not a big art fan and some of the descriptions bogged me down , but in the end, it was so out of the realm of my expectations and so mind bending, that I felt that alone was worthy of 5 stars.I think it s a bit difficult to classify this book it is a suspense, but not really a suspense it is a thriller, but not really a thriller, so ID ing a target audience is still up in the air for me Overall though, I believe readers of mystery suspense thrillers women s fiction will find it to be an intriguing read in many ways The book delved so deeply in the dark, strange world of art that, at times, it lost me, but those moments were brief just when I would feel my eyes start to glaze over slightly, it would suck me right back in, and I was fully immersed once again I m not always a big fan of first person narratives, but this one worked for me It captured the narrator at the height of a profession...

  7. Kasa Cotugno says:

    I can t remember reading anything that delved so deeply into the art world as this Our narrator, a truly original painter who doesn t know her power, loses her home and 9th floor walkup studio in a fire and talks her way into an artists compound of almost mythic reputation in the Adirondacks Barbara Bourland claims to not have an in depth knowledge of this world, but this book belies that fact Her descriptions of the creative process ring so true as our heroine creates her billboard sized oil paintings because they are the pinnacle of labor, expensive, weighing hundreds of pounds, incorporating such materials as copp...

  8. Lisa Gabriele says:

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of Fake Like Me, and I DEVOURED it over a weekend, taking it with me everywhere I went A young unnamed artist struggles in the shadow of an impossibly cool dead one, another young artist gorgeous, enigmatic, talented worshipped beyond measure in the downtown New York Hudson Valley art scene There s a mysterious compound where our dead girl created her work, and...

  9. Anna Luce says:

    2 starsBeyond its promising summary Fake Like Me is little than a predictable and unsatisfying ode to the female artist.This book is not doing any favours to modern and in particular abstract art If anything it confirms the notion that today anything can qualify as art, and that critiques of modern art use an array of pretty metaphors that have little meaning or depth.ps by modern art I mean conceptual, installation, and performance art made by artist of dubious talent such as Tracey Emin.This novel should not be pegged as a suspense since there is very little tension or mystery to be found in its story The first chapter sets an intriguing stage which is soon discarded as our mc travels to a retreat that is poorly described A lot of the details surrounding this place are given in a muddled manner so that I could never quite picture it in my mind The mc spends the first 30% of the novel in a self pitying stupor, and she becomes increasingly obsessed with Carey Logan an artist who drowned in the retreat s lake Apparently the two not only look alike but they are both women so our mc obviously believes that it is them vs the patriarchy We are led to believe that there are only a handful of female artists a huge lie and that their work is therefore some sort of statement about their sex Sure, way to embellish thingsWhile this book succeeds in describing the technical ...

  10. Robin Loves Reading says:

    While worried that she ll never paint again, an unnamed narrator has a breakthrough She begins to come out of her shell She was rather successful, and even begins to travel with her work She becomes extreme interested in learning about another artist, Carey Logan She learns that Carey has a very similar style As a matter of fact, the closer she looks at Carey s work, she noticed that Carey used a model of hers in a recent sculpture.Our unnamed artist is quite determined to see who Carey is and what she is all about, so she is shocked to discover that Carey has just committed suicide So the narrator does all she can to learn who Carey actually was However, she suffers a tragedy Her apartment goes up in flames, and all of her paintings have been destroyed.Now homeless and without any money, she must recreate her art, or her career will be ruined Hopefully, she will be up to the task While in the process of working hard, she jumps into the mys...

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