Music for Torching

Music for Torching

by A M Homes
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Music for Torching 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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i like most of her writing and this was no exception...these characters were real to me, she explored the dark sides of humans without it being a parody...i got through the book quickly, always a good sign, and i recommend it highly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In her deft novel, AM Homes slices open the facade of suburbia, exposing it's underbelly for all to see. The picture painted here is colorful, but painful. There is a longing on all points for the characters and the novel to be more than they/it are/is. Nowhere within the novel does anyone have to own up or be responsible for their actions and the most innocent of bystanders are the ones damaged. Ms. Homes is a writer of great skill, unearthing one of pop psychology's greatest catch phrases 'the dysfunctional' family and elevating it to hysterical proprotions. Claustrophobic and more than intimate, Music for Torching, will leave the reader with either much to think about or an emptiness beyond reason ...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm only able to comment on what I read, which was not a lot. I found myself being overwhelmed with sadness to read about another two people who can't get along anymore because they have no idea who they are. The author may have been trying to get to a point but i wish they would have done it sooner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story explores the fantasy of the everyday person and the reality of living out your fantasies, even the ones you don't want to admit you have. It will make you realize that life is precious and to be thankful for what you have and to stop dwelling on what you may or may not be missing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written, highly recommended, beautiful, crazy, funny, real. Simular to American Beauty.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Elaine and Paul are married and living in a quiet hell neither one deserves--until they accidentally set their house ablaze. This leads them to join Pat and George 'a neighborhood couple seemingly as well matched as Paul and Elaine', but Elaine and Paul engage in serious head games with others, leading them into affairs neither one thought they needed or wanted. In the meantime, while the exterior of their lives gets rebuilt, horrors develop that change both Elaine and Paul's lives forever. An absolute must read for those who read the beginnings of Paul and Elaine's story on 'The Safety of Objects,' a book of short essays by Ms. Homes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had hopes that Holmes' exploration of the dark side of human relationships and crushing boredom would compare to Lionel Shriver but it fell short.