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Songmaster Mass Market Paperback – December 15, 1992
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As it stands now, I find it a little too tragic, a little too maudlin and hysterical, and way too long. Bringing a overly cathartic conclusion for the main characters totally overruns the plot and characterization.
Plus, for a novel all about making beautiful music, it sure doesn't feature much.
This is one of my all-time favorite stories and it played a huge role in getting me to fall in love with the entire genre in the first place. While best know for "Ender's Game", Mr. Card created an absolutely brilliant story with SONGMASTER and this book can be read over and over and over again.
Heart-rending at times you come to love and hate various characters appropriately ...all while striving with all your being to image the voices and songs discussed.
I dare you NOT to fall in love with this story!
Perhaps, I can relate to this book so well because I am a musician. I think any musician or any artist for that matter would relate to this book. But, you don't have to be an artist to appreciate it. As is always the case with Card, he is writing on many levels, and one of those levels is always the human condition. People relating to people and the world around them. The element of love for humanity is always present.
Card develops characters that you genuinely care about. Characters that have depth. Characters that come alive as his stories develop. What more can you ask for?
If you are a fan of the author, enjoy! If not, read this and you'll soon find yourself seeking out other books by Card. He's one of my favorite authors, and will probably become one of yours.