Customer Reviews for

The Song Is You

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2010

    My Book Club overwhelmingly not impressed with this selection!

    Out of 7 people: 1 person loved it!; 4 people could not get through the book; 1 rushed to finish it for the discussion but did not like it; 1 person read it, felt ambivalent it--but liked it better after the discussion! I RARELY don't finish a book, but I found this book too verbose--quite pretentious--and the plot and characters very disjointed, though unique. Unfortunately, the whole experience in trying to get through the book and not succeeding left me with the recommendation: don't waste your time! Harsh, I know...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2009

    A rich reading experience, full of wry insight

    "The Song Is You" is more style than substance, and that's not a bad thing. The plot is less substantial than the multifaceted characters, who are both attractive and exasperating (pretty hard to pull off that combination; they're likable in spite of themselves); but it's the author's writing style that is the main reason to read this book. His playful and sophisticated use of language made me laugh out loud at several points, and he is able to just "nail" situations with an insightful wry humor. I work in the music industry and know many people who are just as passionate about music - and just as promiscuous in their listening - as the protagonist, so his character rang quite true for me. The plots twists and turns lead to a very satisfying, true-to-life, conclusion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2009

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    Great Summer Read!

    Great book, I really related to Julian and the love for his IPOD, but I felt there were some holes towards the end I would have liked explained.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2009

    Absolutely Superb

    This book is absolutely superb. If not, perhaps, for the story itself but for the way in which it is told. Mr. Phillips' use of music not just as a minor part of the story but a sort of character in its own right was a little startling for me. The way that he describes music and its role in the life of Julian spoke to me on a very personal level.

    Beautiful language, lovely ideas, wonderful voice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2009

    Unconsummated love in the time of middle age, grief and iPods!

    An interesting and refreshingly different read. The main character - Julian - is well defined and complicated. Other characters are only partially developed, but add to the depth of Julian.

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