Read The Readymade Thief Online Free - Lee Cuddy is seventeen years old and on the run. Betrayed by her family after taking the fall for a friend, she finds refuge in a cooperative of runaways holed up in an abandoned building they call the Crystal Castle, but the façade of the Castle conceals a far more sinister agenda, one hatched by a society of fanatical men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight. They believe Lee holds the key to it all.
Aided by Tomi, a young hacker and artist with whom she has struck a wary alliance, Lee escapes into the unmapped corners of the city—empty aquariums, deserted motels, patrolled museums, and even the homes of vacationing families, but the deeper she goes underground, the more tightly she finds herself bound in the strange web she’s trying to elude. Desperate and out of options, Lee steps from the shadows to face who is after her—and why.
|Title||:||The Readymade Thief|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
July 12, 2017
This is a superbly intricate debut novel that I absolutely adored reading. Set in Philadelphia, Lee Cuddy is the invisible girl, vulnerable to any attention that she gets to secure validation of her existence, leaving her wide open to being the fall girl, taken advantage of, and facing betrayal f...
July 31, 2017
I received a free advance copy of this from the author for review.
This is one of those impossible reviews because I’d have to get into huge chunks of third act plot to talk about the parts I found the most intriguing so I don’t want to spoil it, but on the other hand I suspect that this is the ki...
July 26, 2017
A ‘Readymade’ Novel..
Creative overall.. but with a very ordinary plot..
Could’ve used the Conspiracy Theories & Mind-blowing twists here in much better -faster- plot.
The Duchamp CodeA young girl became a ‘ready-made’ thief due to her sad, lonely childhood.
Mysterious 1920s-style parties for se...
October 02, 2017
This was a really fun read, fast-paced and not at all what I thought it would be when I started. I don't usually like author comparisons but this felt like a combination of Dan Brown and Cory Doctorow, with teen runaways, a secret society, mysteries in the art of Marchel Duchamp, urban explorers,...
July 26, 2017
Excellent cover on this book. Great representation of the story. It's very unique and eye-catching and has great composition.
OMG, this book was FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC and it's a debut novel to boot! This reads very much like a Dan Brown book for the younger crowd. Secret societies. Symbolism. Abando...
June 25, 2017
First off, I received this as an ARC from Penguin.
Five stars all around for this story. It is an intricate web built upon lies and mistruth. But who is lying and who is telling the truth.
For me one of the things I enjoyed most was the use of the artist Marcel Duchamp in the story. I have seen som...
August 29, 2017
[Also published at my website, the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography.]
The most heartbreaking thing about screenwriter Augustus Rose's disappointing debut novel, The Readymade Thief, is precisely that it's so good during its first half, a slow-burning character-heavy mystery story with...
July 25, 2017
Ouch. This was such a bitter disappointment...
I'm slightly unsure how to go about writing this review, because explaining why I didn't like this may mean going into plot spoilers. It was one of my most anticipated new releases of the year, as I was hoping for something in the vein of Marisha Pess...
September 22, 2017
*Thanks to NetGalley, the publishers and the author for providing me with a free e-copy of this book in exchange for a free and honest review. *
This book was good.
There was nothing really wrong with it...
other than that it was NOT what i expected it to be and wanted it to be.
And so i was disappo...
July 20, 2017
I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lee steals. It’s her thing. When she gets arrested for something she didn’t do, she is sent to juvenile detention. After escaping, she finds herself in the middle of a secret society. But what is it they want with her? And how i...