- Paperback: 250 pages
- Publisher: Digital Vista, Incorporated (June 8, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0981762530
- ISBN-13: 978-0981762531
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,888,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Liszt's Dante Symphony: A Historical Thriller about the Arts & Deceptive Arts Paperback – June 8, 2011
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About the Author
Rich DiSilvio is an author of both fiction and nonfiction. He has written books, historical articles and commentaries for magazines and online resources. His historical tome on Western civilization, “The Winds of Time”, has received accolades from professors, journalists and the general public. DiSilvio personally pioneered and programmed the first interactive CD-ROM learning software for autism in 1999, the Autism Academy, which offered an ABA program. DiSilvio’s work in the music and entertainment industries includes commentaries on the great composers, while his artwork and new media advertisements have graced the projects of many star celebrities and supergroups, such as Cher, Pink Floyd, Yes, Moody Blues, John Lennon, Willy Nelson, Jewel, Sheryl Crow and many others. He has also worked on special interest projects, such as "Killing Hitler", "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" and others.
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The introduction of the beautiful female secretary was a pretty bad piece of hackneyed sexism. The description focused intensely on her physical charms, in lurid, almost smutty detail.
The plot depended a little too much on vast coincidences. Our hero "just happens" to meet the right people at the right time. He doesn't so much solve mysteries as have the solutions fall, plop, into his lap.
That said...it's a fun bit of a story! It moves nicely, and the construction, set in two different time periods, works very well. The villains are villainous, and the hero is heroic. The author's love of music is clearly communicated to the reader, and, after reading, one really must find a way to obtain the Liszt Symphony of the title. (I did, and was delighted!) The story's moral and dramatic senses are excellent and elegant. It is only the writing style that is a trifle naïve, much as if this were DiSilvio's first novel. (Wikipedia suggests it's actually his second.)
Overall the characters were likeable and often their actions were completely reasonable given the situations they found themselves in. The action was paced but had some slow parts, but doesn’t every book?
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