(The Music Shop) [PDF/EBOOK] Ø Rachel Joyce

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Characters Õ The Music Shop Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Rachel Joyce ä 2 Characters Summary The Music Shop Acked with records of every kind It attracts the lonely the sleepless the adrift There is room for everyone Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need Into this shop arrives Ilse Brauchmann practical brave well heeled Frank falls for this curious woman who always dresses in green But Ilse's reasons for visiting the shop are not what they seem Frank's passion for Ilse seems as misguid. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestHere s the thing the concept is great Frank owns a record store in the 1980s when records are beginning to be replaced by CDs He holds fast to his beloved records falls in love and his favorite music becomes the soundtrack to his pursuit of the forbidden woman interspersed with the memories of the music from his childhood with his tempestuous eccentric motherI think Rachel Joyce wanted to write the next HIGH FIDELITY but she doesn t have the charm or the wit of Nick Hornby Instead she writes what I call hand holding fiction Maggie Stiefvater does this too The prose is lovely but often overly precious and everything is explained to you in great detail as if the author doesn t trust the readers enough to let them figure it out for themselves We must always be told what a character is feeling and why instead of being allowed to infer that ourselvesIt s So Freaking AnnoyingAnother thing that really galled me about this book is the manic pixie dreamgirl element Frank is lost adrift and it s the entrance of a tortured uirkygirl that grounds him and gives him meaning I hate the manic pixie dreamgirl trope because in such stories the heroine becomes a means to an end a reward to the male character for dutifully completing his character arc As if that weren t enough they re both pretentious AF Frank gives her music lessons where he mansplains to her for hours about what musicians are good and what the records mean kindly eff off Frank and Ilse is flighty and mysterious and utterly flat apart from having a fancy accent and fancy clothesIf you ever wondered what the little shits in John Green novels would be like in middle age pick up this book and satisfy your curiosity because these characters are totally the little shits in John Green novels all grown up and in the midst of a mid life crisis I received an ARC of this book for review 2 stars

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Characters Õ The Music Shop Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Rachel Joyce ä 2 Characters Summary The Music Shop Ed as his determination to save vinyl How can a man so in tune with other people's needs be so incapable of helping himself And what will it take to show he loves her The Music Shop is a story about good ordinary people who take on forces too big for them It's about falling in love and how hard it can be And it's about music how it can bring us together when we are divided and save us when all seems los. NOW AVAILABLE 45 Stars There was once a music shop From the outside it looked like any shop in any backstreet It had no name above the door No record display in the window There was just a homemade poster stuck to the glass FOR THE MUSIC YOU NEED EVERYONE WELCOME WE ONLY SELL VINYL The shop was difficult to navigate with boxes packed in everywhere one looked every nook and cranny had records although none were classified There were two booths for listening with turntables in between And Frank as much of a fixture as the records felt it was best to keep the shop open late into the evening for those passing by in need of music You could find what you needed as long as it was on vinyl And if you didn t know what you wanted or needed Frank could always tell exactly what you did need Stacks of classical rock blues jazz punk heavy metal he carried it all as long as it was on vinyl Frank could not play music he could not read a score he had no practical knowledge whatsoever but when he sat in front of a customer and truly listened he heard a kind of song He wasn t talking a full blown symphony It would be a few notes at the most a strain And it didn t happen all the time only when he let go of being Frank and inhabited a space that was in the middle It had been this way ever since he could remember Intuition Father Anthony called it Weird shit that was Maud In 1974 the year Frank bought his shop Britain was beginning a recession that year but he didn t want to uibble over the asking price and so he bought this place despite the stench despite the condition it was in despite the crumbling masonry falling now and then He began to tackle the things that needed tackling right away Slowly he began to make repairs plastering walls repairing pipes fixing the roof and replacing the windows People begin to pop into the shop just to see how it s coming along and he begins to know his neighbors better Word spreads about his shop and slowly over time he builds up a somewhat regular clientele His customers are amazed that he always seems to know just the right music for them Music comes out of silence and at the end it goes back to it It s a journey You see His mother had told him when he was six And of course the silence at the beginning of a piece of music is always different from the silence at the end Why He uestioned her Because if you listen the world changes It s like falling in love Only no one gets hurt By the time his shop is up and running music has changed Moved beyond vinyl to 8 track tapes then cassette tapes and then by 1988 came CDs Shiny eye catching and new But Frank remains steadfast in his determination to keep in the old and blocking the way for those new shiny objects In this neighborhood it feels as though time has marched on but time seems to have forgotten this neighborhood these people Throughout this story are many uirky and endearing characters but there is one character that really stands out from the rest Ilse a young woman who may wear her heart on her sleeve but that sleeve is made of amour He first meets her when she faints just outside the door to the music shop A new person in this neighborhood is worthy of notice but there s something about her that sets her apart from them It s not just the clothes or the gloves that she wears it s not her green coat or her German accent that sneaks through when she speaks and she s just a bit of an enigma And that difference is something they all seem to find intriguing There are a host of other characters Father Anthony Maud and Kit with the occasional glance back in time to Frank s memories of his mother Peg Each character is uniuely charming even grumpy Maud There are also those that wander into the shop as a break in their day of wandering the streetsThere is a considerable amount of conversation about music which should be obvious since it is a book that is based on the comings and goings of people in a music shop but the range of eras and genres of music is fairly eclectic I loved this the discussions which were less about music than about the feelings evoked what the artist was trying to say to convey to those listening The description of this book says that it is a love story and a journey through music however there are many different kinds of love stories as many as there are different songs and this story deals with than one way that love is shared I would say that this is a love story song to music and the ability that both music and words have of breaking and healing our heartsIn a very basic sense there s an essence to The Music Shop which charmed me as much as her The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry which I loved There s a raw but not overly sentimental charm to these characters as well as an emotional journey over time as well Like Harold s followers you ll be cheering these characters on in their journeys Pub Date 02 Jan 2018Many thanks for the ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group Random House

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Characters Õ The Music Shop Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Rachel Joyce ä 2 Characters Summary The Music Shop A love story and a journey through music The exuisite and perfectly pitched new novel from the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Perfect and The Love Song of Miss ueenie HennessyIt's 1988 The CD has arrived Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the England Meanwhile down a dead end street Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit jam p. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce is a 2018 Random House publication A uirky but sweet love story wrapped inside a loving ode to music I love stories like this one where a group of people from various walks of life all of whom are misfits or eccentric in one way or another but are kind and giving souls converge to create a delightful and uniue tale of friendship and love The music shop is the absolute perfect backdrop for such a story reminding us of how important a role music of all kinds plays in our lives The story is set in the mid eighties in London where Frank has set up an indie music shop in a neighborhood struggling to survive in rapidly changing times As the story opens we watch in fascinated awe as Frank shows off his uniue talent of choosing just the right song for his customers even if they are initially skeptical He is never wrong and wins the utmost respect of his clients who have discovered artists and songs they never would have otherwise thanks to Frank But an ominous threat is hanging over Frank s shop CD s While vinyl is being aggressively shoved out of the way in favor of compact discs Frank steadfastly refuses to sell them He pays a high cost for his stubbornness as fewer people will work with him or they charge him money for their productsBut life will turn on a dime when a woman faints in front of his shop Her name is Ilse Brauchmann and she cast an uneasy charm on Frank his shop and in fact the entire neighborhood From here the reader will watch as Frank and Ilse form a wobbly relationship that slowly develops into something much substantial But despite the sincerity and strength of those feelings old abuses and disappointments may stymie their development and growth Can they admit their feelings for each other or will unforeseen circumstance tear them apart for good Movies often release soundtracks so why can t we do the same with books How cool would that be This book has a definitive musical backdrop that would make a great addition to anyone s playlist especially if you love the eighties The music fit perfectly alongside the eccentric damaged and wounded souls in this story who fight on moral grounds who were like a family despite their eccentricities Some people adapt and change with the times accepting the inevitable while others fight against it with nobility even if it ends up in futility Yet there are occasions despite the odds they still manage to carve out a niche for themselves never having to sacrifice their own convictions Frank was like that and I admired his tenacity in standing up to corporate pressure the way he did I loved all the characters featured in this story all of whom were flawed in some way all with heavy burdens to bear making it easy to sympathize with them While the story has that oddball uirkiness to it that whimsical and nostalgic uality that feels so charming wry humor and a few laugh out loud moments there is a dark undertone to the story that our brain acknowledges but it is so offset by the tone the bark feels worse than the bite but it hangs in the air like a thundercloud that refuses to dissipate It does seem to take an inordinately long time before the sun finally pokes through those clouds There was one issue I had with the story which was the whiplash inducing slamming on of the brakes to one section of the story disrupting the continuity which left me feeling disoriented for a time The momentum that had steadily climbed to that climactic moment almost tanked I felt like I had lost something significant in that vacuum of time The warp speed of the last uarter of the book almost choked the life out of the hard earned love and fragile emotions the reader had steadily built up to that point However the story did rally in a come from behind win earning some redemption points with a sweet and tender conclusion that left me with all the warm and fuzzy feels Ultimately this is an offbeat feel good story and heaven knows we could all use of those Taking Shots Assassins #1 exuisite and perfectly pitched new novel from the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Perfect and The Love Song of Miss ueenie HennessyIt's 1988 The CD has arrived Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the England Meanwhile down a dead Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association end street Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit jam p. 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