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Rezension bezieht sich auf: An Equal Music (Taschenbuch)Philip Hensher wrote in his Spectator review of the book "Where AN EQUAL MUSIC pleases most is in the ravishing refinement of technique, its sure placement of scenes..." And He hit the bull's eye on Seth's latest effort.
Seth is masterly at writing no-nonsense novels that satisfy the reader's lust. What he is yet to gives his loyal ones is one that would nourish the soul.
This is a lovely book and, at least when being read the first time, an emotional roller-coaster. However, neither does it have the freshness of GOLDEN GATE nor the elaborate-compactness of plot like in A SUITABLE BOY.
Seth dazzles with technique and relative uniqueness of the theme but misses his own high standards in fleshing out characters. His Maggiore Quartet has merely the usual suspects that Hollywood puts in them: a homosexual, a devoted family man whose son gets the obligatory meningitis, a 30-something woman seeking the love of his life, and of course the melancholy protagonist who is just so charmingly self-centered. Seth's Julia is a sensible girl-next-door at one point of time and an emotinal wreck at another. She handles some disappointments amazingly well and blanches in the face of some others. There are even cheap shots at the expense of American bankers in the book!
All in all, a lovely paperback but not his most memorable work. Seth's masterpiece is eagerly awaited.