Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Book Review: The Music Room
I just finished William Fiennes' book The Music Room. It's in part about Fiennes' childhood growing up in an English castle, exploring it, having film crews and tours coming through, and part description of living with a sibling with epilepsy, how it shapes the person and family. Interspersed with Fiennes' experience are historical facts on epilepsy and neurological research. While I found these parts interesting on their own, I felt the book lacked a certain cohesiveness. He does an amazing job of describing the castle-I felt like I was there, walking through the Great Hall, swimming in the moat, playing (well ok watching) cricket in the field.
Next up is May's book club selection: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway.
I haven't from many readers lately (are you busy? bored?), what are you reading?