By his own admission, Ken Perenyi is a liar, a cheat, and a thief-but to give him his due, he is also pretty brilliant...His astonishing memoir, Caveat Emptor, is by turns horrifying and hilarious...One hesitates to praise an unrepentant wrongdoer's autobiography-innocent teenagers contemplating career options should not be allowed near this book-but anybody with the slightest interest in painting or deception will find Caveat Emptor an engrossing read.-- "Wall Street Journal"
Even if you know nothing about fine art, Dan Butler's superb performance will bring this complex and sometimes shady world to life. His sensitive delivery of Ken Perenyi's poignant memoir of life as a liar and thief makes it hard not to like this consummate scam artist in spite of it all...Butler's easy reading style carries the narrative flawlessly, with occasional forays into excitement and danger where the going get tight for Perenyi. At those points he ratchets up the emotional wattage just enough to keep you on the edge. This is a thoroughly competent delivery using only Butler's native voice-but what a voice.-- "AudioFile"
The most fascinating parts of his account are his meticulous descriptions of the forging process...A captivating story rich in illuminating details.-- "Booklist"
Perenyi channels Holden Caulfield with his forthright, unadorned prose style and straightforward accounts of his past exploits...The details of Perenyi's forgeries are fascinating, as is the development of his artistic though duplicitous techniques.-- "Library Journal"
Readers will be captivated as they follow the development of this remarkable talent over a forty-year career.-- "Kirkus Reviews"