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The Piano Tuner

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Homerun!

Mr. Mason has crafted a well told story of Oriental intrigue set in the 19th century. This fluid and pulchritude novel is authentic and haunting. Nescience is never an issue because Mr. Mason has researched the novel so well.

If you dislike historical fiction, you wi...
Mr. Mason has crafted a well told story of Oriental intrigue set in the 19th century. This fluid and pulchritude novel is authentic and haunting. Nescience is never an issue because Mr. Mason has researched the novel so well.

If you dislike historical fiction, you will dislike this as well. If you enjoy high quality story telling then read this book and be prepared to be taken on a journey of constant suspense and mystrey.

posted by AK95 on April 20, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

This book taught me a lot of things about Burma and piano tuning, the mechanic and historical aspects of it. However, the story lacked passion and reasons for the events that ocurred. I was never interested in the main character. Definitely not a book for women, it seem...
This book taught me a lot of things about Burma and piano tuning, the mechanic and historical aspects of it. However, the story lacked passion and reasons for the events that ocurred. I was never interested in the main character. Definitely not a book for women, it seemed more like a teenage boy book, for those young men that are struggling to find their way. I recommend it to them.

posted by Anonymous on December 26, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2005

    Disappointing

    This book taught me a lot of things about Burma and piano tuning, the mechanic and historical aspects of it. However, the story lacked passion and reasons for the events that ocurred. I was never interested in the main character. Definitely not a book for women, it seemed more like a teenage boy book, for those young men that are struggling to find their way. I recommend it to them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2003

    A modern day Joseph Conrad

    True to one review that I read about this book--its a modern day version of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Like Conrad it is very descriptive, but does not leave you with a sense of despair, like Conrad. I recommend this book if you are into classic literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2003

    Lovely Travelogue but Lacked Real Character Development

    Sorry, I'm not buying this. I enjoyed the book, especially the descriptions of the trip and of Burma itself. But the author did not let us into the characters. I bought the idea of his dedication and reason for going to Burma but after that the characters lacked motivation for their actions. It was like looking through cracked glass.

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