The Piano Tuner: A Book Blurb


The blurb
In 1886 a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual commission from the British War Office: to travel to the remote jungles of northeast Burma and there repair a rare piano belonging to an eccentric army surgeon who has proven mysteriously indispensable to the imperial design. From this irresistible beginning, The Piano Tuner launches readers into a world of seductive, vibrantly rendered characters, and enmeshes them in an unbreakable spell of stroytelling.

Why I decided to take on the read


First of all, I love and miss playing the piano. I figured if I could somehow connect with my passion even through reading all about it, then maybe I'd be happier. I have to say the reviews made me seal the Php60 deal.

4 comments:

The Average Jane said...

That nice? Looks intriguing though. =)

Miss `Chievous said...

Yep, that's why I bought it. Hehehe. I love playing the piano kasi. And I wish I can start reading this na. HEhehe

StephanieD said...

Hello! I read this book awhile back and I was struck with its similarity to Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness. I thought the descriptions of Burma were just stunning.

Stephanie ~Misfit Salon~

Miss `Chievous said...

Hi StephanieD, thanks for dropping by. I haven't started on it yet. I'm still reading some other books. I love descriptive authors and I'm so excited to read this since I love playing the piano.

Haven't read Conrad works, either. But I hope to come across them soon.

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