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A gentle take on life in a string quartet,
This review is from: An Equal Music (Paperback)
This is a gentle understated story with an unhurried pace. The main characters are all classical musicians and the storyline can get a bit music tech heavy in places hence the four stars only. There is a very poetically described scene of mental anguish manifesting as stage fright which in other hands could have simply ended up being sensation grabbing but Seth manages to make it hang in convincingly with the general narrative and he's generated a high level of empathy in me for anyone who experiences such an incident. There is no tying up of loose ends but the book is all the more satisfying for not having a contrived ending. So in spite of being written over ten years ago and being 484 pages long, I think it still has plenty to say today if you want to take the time to read it.