- File Size: 1037 KB
- Print Length: 455 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Smashwords (December 20, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 20, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0052BP8DG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,907,114 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Sonant Kindle Edition
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Top customer reviews
Religion also seems to be a focus of this novel in both it's positive and negative aspects. The over zealous are humane but flawed as are the ones without faith. It's not preachy in the least. It's quirky.
My only complaint is the editing. Words were missing, creating incomplete gaps in sentences. Filling in the blank was no biggie, but the book could have used a bit more editing.
a bit on the spooky side, a small bit of romance, a lot of everyday and modern day reality. don't know that I would read it twice, but a nice book.
It was free when I downloaded it, but the price now seems totally reasonable and I would pay it for this story.
ANYWAY the book is fabulous, female protagonist, and she has depression of a sort that I really relate to. It's cause triggered, rather than cause based. That's only a small part of her character, but is what made the book with supernatural(or is it?) events real to me.
The question I leave you with: What's a birdie, and why should it sing?
The central character, Aerie Walker, divides her time between a dead-end job and music-making as bassist in a band put together by the enigmatic Aaron Levine. Although they play only at Aaron's home, and never in front of an audience, he pays them well, because their wild music provides nourishment for the sonant (nicknamed the birdie) a small living dust devil which he keeps in a bell jar.
All is well until their conservative church-going neighbours, convinced that the weird sounds emanating from Aaron's house must be the music of the devil, call in a team of exorcists. The band have bigger problems than they think.
Funny and sad by turns, Sonant is well worth reading.
I have two caveats. First, it's too long: in particular, the exorcists (of whom there are too many) spend too much time getting things together. And second, the proofreading is inadequate. If these things were fixed, Sonant would deserve five stars at least.