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Product details

  • Paperback: 478 pages
  • Publisher: Generic Pool Publishing (10 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957330731
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957330733
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 798,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Not quite what I expected, but after the unexpected (and quite horrific) cliffhanger at the end of chapter four, I was hooked. From there on in, I found Sophia's (often outrageous) journey to be entertaining, educational, and thoroughly enjoyable.

The story had me guessing what Sophia's problem was i.e. a mental issue, something darker and more sinister. But I could not quite figure out what it was. When it did all come out in the end, it was definitely not what I was expecting, certainly a twist in the ending.

Classical musicians will appreciate this book. But, even though Sophia is a concert cellist, that is not the main focus of the story.

I recognised many of the places used by the author in this novel. Especially around North London.

Sophia is powerfully written and might even disturb some readers in places.

A fascinating story, not the norm for sure.
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As a Nigel Cooper fan (Email from a Vampire was addictive!) I really didn't expect to be gripped by Sophia, but I have to say I was, and read it within a few days!

I enjoyed getting to know Sophia from the beginning and felt I really knew her as I went further into the book. Her personality and it's many changes really kept me guessing and I needed to know what happened to her in the end.

Sophia was one of those books where you felt the character's emotions and, for me, I sometimes felt I related to her.

All in all, a very good read which keeps you guessing right until the end, and leaves you wanting to read it again!!
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This was a long book and took several hours to read. I was determined to get to the end as the plot was interesting, however it was hard work. I didn't like the style of writing as the author kept switching from a past tense to present tense. I found that irritating, as was the over use of first names instead of 'he' or 'she' and the repetition of various brand names. Parts of the descriptions read like a police report or serious newspaper article, some parts were quite twee while other bits were almost comical. At one point I thought it was a spoof because of this strange mixture of styles. It just didn't flow for me.
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Even though I was somewhat involved in the process of gathering the information for this book and I knew some of the plot, I was surprised and very impressed with all the details and twists in it. After the descriptions in the beginning, the book is a real page turner after Chapter 4. I couldn't put it down and therefore finished it in a couple of days.

As a classical concert cellist myself and with Nigel's attention to detail, I could really relate to Sophia. When horrible things were happening to her and her cello, it felt like it was happening to me and my cello and I could really feel her pain. I will not include any details here, but there was a point in the book where I actually shed some tears (and I don't ever cry when reading!). At times like this, it was even harder to put the book down!

Having read Email From A Vampire, I was quite surprised with the different genre of this book, but it is just as amazing as the first one. Classical musician or not, it doesn't matter, everyone should read it! :)
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never having read this author I bought the book based on the reviews ,and was not disappointed . Like everyone else I had to get through the first two chapters ,then the author leads you into the life of Sophia which at times can be a little manic !! the further into the book you get the more you need to know what happened next!! I couldn't put the book down , plus when you get to the last chapter your first thought is I didn't see that coming , a very good read .
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Once you get past the first couple of chapters that are very descriptive, this book is a good read and has a twist that you don't see coming.
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When I started reading this ,it was a bit slushy romantic and I thought I would not like it ,however things change and it soon kicks in and becomes a very good read and totally absorbing. Being a Londoner and a musician ,I related to a lot of the places and references in the book ,which has been well researched ,even small details are accurately recorded . As to the story itself, I can relate to a very good friend who is a brilliant violinist and almost gave up playing through mental illness , so a very pesonal resonance with me on that score. I am happy to say that like Sophia, she is back on track with her career. The story itself is captivating, as you watch the self destruction of a very well brought up young lady with an exceptional gift, start to disintigrate and delve into the dark side of life and personality. Even at the depths of dispair, there are good things that happen along the way and maybe she would be a better person for the experiences that befall her in the course of time. Recap ...... An enjoyable read and a good holiday book .
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From simple niceties of a successful loving relationship to terrible devastation and back again. Sophia takes you on the most amazing dramatical rollercoaster of a ride. You come to love and care about her. At some points I was holding my head at what was happening. This book needs reading by everyone, regardless of your musical tastes. Sophia I salute you.
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