Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Book Review: Lee Olds: The composer

The Composer

Author:   Lee Olds

Title:  The Composer

Genre:  Contemporary fiction, fiction, nonfiction,

Synopsis:  Contemporarily set between San Francisco and Paris in diary-like narration a musically gifted young girl makes her way through the classical tradition to achieve startling success in both performance and competition at an early age. Struggling to grow up among the paradoxes presented by her family and acquaintances she gropes to understand the metaphysical parallels that occur randomly between them and her music. In a tragic but accomplished endeavor fate seems to take her much like it appears to have made her what she has become. Similar to the Magister in "Magister Ludi' or Juan in 'Don Juan' she discovers life's meanings along the way as far as they allow, it would seem too awkward to say truths, while our blurred philosophy of the sixties becomes virtually transparent.

Review:  l highly recommended it to anyone and even if you are not in to this type of book it's good to read outside your favourite genre and try something new and improved your reading to different types of books and genre and authors. I rated this book 5 star on amazon and goodreads. I was sent this book for review and l really enjoyed reading it and l found it hard to put down once l started reading it and l found the storyline a good one and it was a great read and l am glad l have it on my shelf and in my library.

Edition: Kindle

Star rating:   5 out of 5 stars

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