Originally Posted by Captain Amazing
Brown is the major villain of the novel. He's the one who corrupts Wyatt and gets him to betray his principles and become an art forger. How's he not the bad guy?
I don't know...he's just this art guy. Besides, I think it's Brown who has the bit about "originality is a device that in talented people use to impress the untainted, and protect themselves from talented people."
You got to root for Brown. Fine, maybe a Milton Satanish guy. It's been four years maybe five since I last read the novel, though, and there's a lot in there to remember for an old man, so don't beat me too hard, master.