Initial thoughts: I won an advanced copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway. This was my first time reading a novel by Rachel Joyce. After finishing The Music Shop, I discovered her novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which is definitely on my to read list.
It’s 1988. The CD has arrived. Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the England. Meanwhile, down a dead-end street, Frank’s music shop stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. It attracts the lonely, the sleepless, the adrift. There is room for everyone. Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need.
Into this shop arrives Ilse Brauchmann–practical, brave, well-heeled. Frank falls for this curious woman who always dresses in green. But Ilse’s reasons for visiting the shop are not what they seem.
Frank’s passion for Ilse seems as misguided as his determination to save vinyl. How can a man so in tune with other people’s needs be so incapable of helping himself? And what will it take to show he loves her? – Goodreads
About the book Title: The Music Shop Author: Rachel Joyce Series: N/A Expected Publication: November 7, 2017 Genres & Subjects: fiction, contemporary, music
Music is a part of my everyday life. I hear music in the mall or at the grocery store, I listen to music on my IPod, or my computer. Music is everywhere! It is rare that I ever stop and consider how music makes me feel. In a fleeting instant, I might sing along or tap my foot. I never stopped and considered what it is like to create music. Or how each element in a song, including silence, creates an atmospheric portrait of what the song is about.
Rachel Joyce’s The Music Shop made me stop and consider the beauty behind music as if I were taking a music appreciation class. Continue reading