Review: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

I’ve been sitting on this review a while. I had high expectations for Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, but it shares many weaknesses with New Boy. The next Chevalier book on my queue will be one with original characters and an original premise. She’s a strong writer, but Girl with a Pearl Earring is limited by Vermeer’s painting just as New Boy is limited by Othello. I want to see what Chevalier writes when not constrained by the works of others. read more