MixedNew York Journal of BooksReaders might find it an effort getting their minds around this story. Barry does not use dialogue quotes and much of the narrative is delivered in short, jerky paragraphs. But the writing has a poetic quality ... Reading Night Boat to Tangier, one might hear echoes of the Talking Heads’ singing \'Once in a Lifetime,\' and you ask yourself, \'How did I get here?\'
B A Shapiro
PositiveThe New York Journal of BooksB. A. Shapiro delivers another dose of art history, wrapped tightly in a thriller ... Shapiro takes liberty with the actual story, creating an enticing page-turner ... does an extraordinary job merging fact with fiction, bringing not only Henry Matisse and the real Edwin Bradley into the story, but Gertrude Stein and her consort of post-Impressionist artists. With Shapiro’s attention to detail and intricate plotting, it’s worth checking out two of her other novels, The Muralist and The Art Forger.