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Violin

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A beautiful story of a woman's life that can only be described through music.

Anne Rice's novel, Violin, tells the story of a woman in New Orleans who is trying to deal with her past and present visions of death. Triana Becker is constantly thinking of the deaths of family and friends that she has endured throughout her life, when she is visited...
Anne Rice's novel, Violin, tells the story of a woman in New Orleans who is trying to deal with her past and present visions of death. Triana Becker is constantly thinking of the deaths of family and friends that she has endured throughout her life, when she is visited by a mysterious violinist. The dark mood and emotional imagery of life and memories of death mesmerizes the reader. The life of a woman dealing with death and also a new-found happiness is affected by music.

posted by Anonymous on April 15, 2002

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Not the best

I am a huge Anne Rice fan, I think I have read just about everything she has published and I typically love them. This book....was painful to get through, I was very disappointed and depressed when I finished this. Anne drones on and on about death and the clutches of...
I am a huge Anne Rice fan, I think I have read just about everything she has published and I typically love them. This book....was painful to get through, I was very disappointed and depressed when I finished this. Anne drones on and on about death and the clutches of despair, perhaps this book was written around the time her husband passed and it was a very bleak time in her life. Not very memorable except that it was monotonous and repetitive.

posted by Anonymous on May 20, 2006

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    One of Anne Rice's better stand alone books. It also lacks the l

    One of Anne Rice's better stand alone books. It also lacks the love story shadows that play such a major part in many of her books. The book was not lacking for the loss of it. Sometimes when she step's aways from her series she forces in too may details and struggles providing the "big picture".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2010

    Worth Reading

    After reading the other cutomer reviews, I saw how unimpressed others were with this book. However, I found it to be riveting and enthralling. I couldn't get enough of the characters and the psychological aspect of the story. I wish there had been more of a romantic connection between the two main characters, but that kept me reading. Sometimes it did get a little dry, but i think it's definitely worth reading. Maybe because I haven't read any of her other work yet, I haven't gotten a good feel for her ability, but it seems like a good optioin to start with. After all, I hate starting series and becoming bored with them after the first book. I did enjoy Violin though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2005

    Pretty Good

    It was boring at first, but it got better once you go on. Anne Rice has done better, though. I checked it out from the library, then bought it, as I do with most of A.R.'s books. Those who haven't read any Anne Rice should still enjoy it. Even people like me, who're only twelve.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2003

    Good read, but not the best

    This novel is not Anne Rice's best. However, it is very enjoyable. I particularly like the par towards the end. This is not a very long book (under 300 pages) and I would recommend it to those who would take a slow time to read it so they could fully grasp it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2002

    A Lush and Intriguing Novel

    The book was a great book, although it is not Rice's finest to date. I enjoyed the prose and found the novel to be enjoyable. There is parts which seem to drag, but the overall picture is one that can only be mastered by Rice herself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2000

    Violin Review

    Unlike most, Violin was the first Anne Rice Novel I had ever read. It took me places that other novels failed to take me. Anne Rice served as the voice of reasoning and my own personal tour guide while I read page after page. I refuse to give away any of the storyline in the way of a synopsis, however, I suggest that you spare the few dollars, light a candle and pour a glass of wine and plan for a long night indoors, because this is a trip you won't soon forget.

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