The Street School of Music

The Street School of Music

by Glyn Ridgley

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ISBN-13: 9781905363704
Publisher: Meadow Books
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 0.42(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

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What I like about this novel is the way that the characters reveal themselves through the pacy dialogue and, quite simply, by their actions. The former exhibits the author¿s wonderful understanding of speech patterns, while the latter shows that he must know his characters and their milieu inside out. And what characters they are, from Bod himself, through Milt, Ed, Greg and the rest of the lads at the B&B, then Billy, Minty and the other females at L¿Erotique, right through to Gaston, Zara and ¿ well, there¿s Tiptree! I marvelled at the manner in which the balance between the protagonists was maintained, and the tension held to breaking point. This ambitious novel upset all my notions of what being on `the edge¿ really means. There is no condescending authorial voice in the writer¿s representation ¿ no mediation ¿ to prevent the reader from fully grasping the subject matter firsthand. As for the apocalyptic vision contained within the unfolding symphony, I believe it offers a glimpse of the depths contained within Bod, its composer ¿ depths, it seems to me, nobody in the book is able, or willing, to recognise.