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Monday, May 30, 2005

Book Review: An Equal Music by Vikram Seth

This is a beautiful book. It almost made me cry. Or maybe I actually did cry. I forget.

I like Vikram Seth. Prior to this I had read "A Suitable Boy", which I enjoyed. But this book was different. I loved this book. Perhaps it's because it features musicians. Perhaps it's because it is about some of my favourite things: love, music and loss. Perhaps it's because, in a way, it opened a door.

I can't remember if I blogged about getting my keyboard out and resuming teaching myself Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Well. That was inspired by this book. I think this book may also have played a part in me picking up my guitar and writing a song in the weekend.

There is a language of music that I have been missing. I have been reminded of it. This is a beautiful book.


Comments:
I have read one of his other books - I forget the name of it.Good for you on the keyboard. I play piano and am very out of practice ;-)
 
I wish I lived with my piano. My keyboard doesn't have enough keys for a lot of the classical pieces.
 
Yeah, 61 keys definitely just don't cut it. Especially the non-weighted kind. More like pushing buttons than playing.
 
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