I just finished reading Norman Lebrecht’s The Song Of Names and was wondering what to pick up next. (I still have Eco’s The Name of the Rose sitting on my night stand. It’s been there for years. And still I’m not in the mood. Go figure.)
But anyway, I went to read Terry Teachout’s blog, and I guess I’ve missed a few days, because he wrote about a new novel that deals with music a few entries down from his current post. You can read his blog here. The book is called Beautiful Inez. San Francisco Symphony is the orchestra in which the main (?) character plays.
So I’m going to have to look this up. I enjoy reading novels about music, or that include music. (Robertson Davies has some of the best stuff when it comes to the arts, imo!) I also like reading novels that take place somewhere nearby.
I did enjoy Lebrecht’s book, btw; well worth the time, even if there was no talk about the superiority of oboe players and no daring descriptions of the wild world of reed making. ;-)