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Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (19 of 21)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,302,219 - Total Helpful Votes: 19 of 21
The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse
The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A late introduction to Mosse and I curiously find myself wanting much more. A gentle, dreamy, almost nostrum-like novella that caresses the soul without the liberal doses of fear one might come to expect from such a title. All in all, a beautifully constructed and believable work of historical fiction, bound into a highly attractive book. Recommend this to those intrigued by Mosse but aren't quite ready for the more voluminous predecessors.
The New Shostakovich by Ian MacDonald
The New Shostakovich by Ian MacDonald
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
This book was not written for an audience with me (a general appreciator of Shostakovich) in it - nor should it have been. It does however pack a huge punch in the realm of music history academy. More than anything, this amalgamation of comprehensively researched essays serves to educate, although the incessant opinions around decoding of the works can become tiresome as they can be nothing more than subjective in reality - one man's interpretation, so to speak. I listened to the works whilst reading the description of them and whilst I bow to McDonald's far superior education (indeed I doff my cap), did not always feel that the hypothesis matched my own. I recommend this book to anyone who… Read more