Tag Archives: music

Humming a New Tune

Nocturnes: Five stories of music and nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro is a collection of music themed short stories. As a Ishiguro fan and music lover, this novel aroused my curiosity. I ended-up being surprised because it seemed so different from … Continue reading

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Troubled Water

What is it All But Luminous: Notes from an underground man by Art Garfunkel is an autobiography I looked forward to with sincere interest. I am sorry to report how disappointed I was in it. Ever-changing fonts and layouts where … Continue reading

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Identity

I have been wanting to read Swing Time by Zadie Smith for a long time. I am sorry to report I struggled to read only half of the novel and threw in the towel. Having read other books by Smith, I … Continue reading

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Cards We Are Dealt

Us by David Nicholls is a 2014 novel about the Petersen family. Doug and Connie of Great Britain are about to embark on a grand tour of Europe with their 17-year-old son Alvie when Connie informs her husband that her … Continue reading

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Breaking Records

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood is a novel I’m recommending to everyone. Am I ever grateful I brought it home from the library because I had no previous knowledge of it and it turned-out to be simply wonderful. The … Continue reading

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Play It Again Sam

Old Records Never Die: One Man’s Quest for His Vinyl and His Past by Eric Spitznagel took me on a lyrical journey down memory lane. This is a memoir about Eric’s search to reconnect with his past by searching through … Continue reading

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Symphony of Life

The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons is a then and now story set in England before and after World War Two.  Three brothers and their father return to the family estate after it was requisitioned by England during … Continue reading

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