The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason

November 27, 2009 at 4:09 am (Reviews) (, , , , , , )

Piano TunerThe Piano Tuner reads like a distant memory.  Mason’s story is woven like a song you feel you’ve heard before even from its very first notes, bringing you to a state of foggy nostalgia.  His cadence as he writes is lovely, “Details emerge from soot stains and ashes” as you become acquainted his eccentric characters.  The characters themselves remain endearing, pensive, and beautiful even in a time of war and betrayal.  It could quite possibly be the saddest story I ever read, but
“‘It doesn’t matter. It is just a story, I suppose.’ ‘Yes, Mr. Drake […] They are all just stories.'”

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