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It is only natural that a guest be treated with hospitality, the quiet man who has come to mend the singing elephant is shy, and walks with the posture of one who is unsure of the world, we too would keep him company to make him feel welcome, but we do not speak English.... They say he is one of the kind of men who has dreams, but tells no one.Drake's complexity is thin; perhaps the beauty of Burma takes over any real need for introspection. Despite these quibbles, The Piano Tuner is a memorable achievement. --Michael Ferch --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A truly engaging look at a time and place of great contemporary interest but with very little knowledge of the history from this westerner!Published 1 month ago by Reading Roo
Good book but slow reading to keep up with the unfamilier places and things.Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer Cathy.
Great book, even read it twice. Draws you into the story easily, keeps you interested till the end.Published 3 months ago by Alexandra D
This is an excellent book, which I found similar in many ways to Heart of Darkness. I recommend this book without qualification. Recommended!Published 4 months ago by Tom
The Piano Tuner was a very enjoyable read. It transported me to an exotic place in a very different time. I would recommend it to everyone.Published 4 months ago by Baylady
This is a very interesting tale that builds slowly but has a strong finish, with a very distrubing picture of British military rule in 19th century Burma.Published 4 months ago by Martin Vitz
This novel told a complicated story in an interesting and, almost poetic way. A colonel engaging a civilian piano tuner from London and having him come through a complicated route... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sheila E. Morgan