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Song In The Wrong Key by [Lipson, Simon]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 760 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00492CQ2K
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This is a Superb Read, very funny and hard to put down. It is about 42 Year Old Mike and the Ups and Downs of his life, work, music and love. The Author gives you a great connection to the characters and the story will make you laugh and cry at times, as you go on a gripping and funny roller coaster of emotions with Mike and his life. Can't wait for the next book by Simon, Standing Up to be released.
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When Michael is made redundant his life starts to fall apart. At the age of 42, he discovers that he's virtually unemployable and his high-flying wife Lisa doesn't fancy him any more.He has plenty of free time to go back to a forgotten passion; music.
I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much (and I did enjoy it). It's a modern fairytale, really. Not wanting to give the plot away, just to say that I've never read a book about the musical event at the end of this story before.
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Michael's life is ticking along nicely. Married to Lisa with 2 little girls and a career in IT.
One day all that changes when he is made redundant at the age of 42. He knows at his age it will not be easy to find another job. He takes on the role of looking after the girls whilst job hunting. As he sits at home all day searching the internet for that elusive dream job, his dreams of being a pop star resurface.

Michael picks up his guitar and the old talent stirs. He plays a few 'gigs' in a local bistro just to reignite the passion. Just as Michael hits rock bottom in the unemployable stakes, one of his 'gigs' brings the opportunity to have one of his own songs entered into the Eurovision Song Contest.

Simon Lipson gives Michael a very honest, if sometimes a little 'too much info', narrative. Michael's highs and lows really do come through in the writing and I felt those moods. I laughed out loud at the very dry British humour and I rolled my eyes at his 'bloke' behaviour.

This fly on the wall tale of domestic life and marriage is a real page turner that will have readers laughing out loud.

There is adult humour so if you are easily offended this may not be the book for you.

4.5 out of 5 for me!

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...the author uses certain words more suitable to Stephen Fry's lovechild than the working class background character that is Mike Kenton. Looking up words I'd never heard of spoilt the flow at times. And one word is not even in the Oxford English Dictionary!

Having said that I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Every emotion is explored and laid bare. Laughter and tears in equal measure. A man whose career is on the rocks. Married to a career high flyer who wafts him to one side when he doesn't meet her expectations. But she wants him back so she can share his limelight when fame comes from an unexpected change in his fortunes. Thinking he still loves his wife, even after he finds out she is having an affair, but it's really his perceived route for the hearts and minds of his two young daughters.
Some great characters and quite a few twists and turns made this book a real page turner. One which I had difficulty putting down because I was so keen to find out what happened next. Song In The Wrong Key was just right for me. If it wasn't for the all too often "word challenge" I would have given it 5 stars.
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Simon Lipson's book is a real page turner - you really want to know what happens next. The plot is interesting and fun and the main characters are well-drawn and believable. Definitely worth downloading onto your Kindle, ipad etc.
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You know a book is good when you find yourself reading it when you should be doing more important things like changing your child's filthy nappy, or working.

From the start Simon Lipson's book is enjoyable and captivating, drawing you in to the point where you end up reaching for your Kindle whenever you have a spare couple of minutes. I completely agree with another reviewer who said this could be the next British film - it has all the hallmarks of a great movie: laughs, cries, and a central character who you can relate to in an instant.

Most of the phrases and descriptive language that Lipson uses will have you laughing out loud, as you read about the ups and downs of Mike Kenton. He takes time to develop his characters so that they are completely believable, and you feel real empathy with Kenton as he negotiates a turbulent family life and whirlwind career.

I would definitely recommend this book to friends and family, and look forward to Simon's future offerings.
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I enjoyed this novel. It was a light humourous read with the main character being in a state of confusion most of the time over relationship problems and his unexpected musical rediscovery and subsequent success.
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I stumbled across this book while I was searching for something else. I've never heard of this writer before but I read the sample and bought it.
I liked the easy flowing style and the slick humorous asides, but I don't know where the author dug some of those words up from, fortunately i read it on my Kindle so my dictionary was at hand, and I needed it, i felt that it distracted from the story somewhat.
However, I enjoyed the story, especially the first two thirds and there were some real belly laughs, but once it got involved in the Euro contest I felt it lost it a bit.
I would certainly read another of this author's books.
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