By Jennifer Reese
May 04, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Savage Garden

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Art historian Adam Strickland heads to Italy to crack codes embedded in a Renaissance-era garden, but is distracted by wine, women, and a World War II mystery in Mark Mills? The Savage Garden.

Smarty-pants line
”No one disputed that Zephyrus and Chloris figured in Botticelli’s Primavera but until now scholars had always read the figure standing to the left…”

The Lowdown
A smashing start gives way to a flabby middle and silly finish. B-

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