Thank You For The Music
The Last Concerto by Sara Alexander is a marvellous contemporary novel about the all consuming passion for music.
The novel opens in 1968 and moves forward chronologically as we follow the life of a young pianist. The talent to create music lay dormant until it was awakened and then music took over a life. The desire and dream to create music takes the reader from Sardinia to Rome as we follow the passion. Music is more than just playing notes, it is putting your heart and soul into every piece. Music unites people.
Within the novel there are sacrifices to be made. Relationships fracture as the desire to create music is not understood.
Sometimes in life we find that one true friend – a friend that is always there for you, encouraging your dream. In contrast there will always be those who will use you. It is wise to never trust them as they do not change.
The Last Concerto is a novel that assaults the senses from the hot atmosphere to the delectable food to the music. The reader ‘lives’ through the novel, it is as if we can ‘hear’ the music through Sara Alexander’s powerful descriptions.
The Last Concerto is an all consuming read that is perfect for the beach or the living room. Pick it up today and feed your senses.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.