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Music for Torching Paperback – Bargain Price, April 5, 2000
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Music for Torching [ MUSIC FOR TORCHING ] By Homes, A M ( Author )Apr-05-2000 Paperback
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Regardless, this is yet another enticing and original work of fiction to be savored on a rainy day indoors.. or sunny day at the beach.. or on the train to work, etc. Highly recommend it.
The character development is shallow, but it seems to me to be intentional-these are shallow, self-centered people she's writing about,and they truly deserve the same detail their lawns are given. What perked my interest in the reviews was the claim that Holmes' story spirals into a kind of psychedelic, suburban circus, which once I picked up on while reading, really kept me turning those pages. The characters are just human enough to deserve an ounce of sympathy, but vacant enough to be incapable of escaping the hell they've created for themselves.
The ending is unspeakably dark and clever. What I like most is that it's real. In fact, the psychological realness of Music for Torching is, in my opinion, it's greatest strength.
Her style is unemotional, "just the facts, ma'm," which serves to distance the reader from the emotional turmoil the characters are experiencing; actually, due to the distancing, I question whether the characters are in turmoil. Another social commentary? Ms. Homes may have her fingers on the pulse of America, but it's not my life. Does she provide insight into an unsavory societal element? Some. Is it worth reading? I'd read -May We Be Forgiven- first.
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Every page was a surprise - Did not expect the end - quite dark - Will be buying other books from Ms.Read more