In his second novel, Warburg manages to successfully pull off several things that are hard to do in fiction. He writes in a first person POV that manages to engage for the entire length of the novel; creates a fully realized fictional rock band, complete with interpersonal squabbles and career shifts; and even throws in more than one moment of genuine surprise. They turn out to be the best kind of surprises, too, the kind that make perfect sense, and turn out to have been foreshadowed quite nicely.
Our narrator, Tim, has been hired to write a biography of Empire, a once-mighty prog band that has survived for several decades. A musical shift in search of commercial success worked for a while, but now they're reduced to repackaging greatest hits collections. While I found the inner workings of Empire fascinating, the book is ultimately about families. Metaphorical and literal families struggle to survive, as Tim searches for answers to his own family's mysteries. That search that leads him in directions he never expected to go and to answers we are eager for him to find, even if we're reluctant for the book to end.
- Capa comum: 214 páginas
- Editora: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (16 de agosto de 2017)
- Idioma: Inglês
- ISBN-10: 1548801186
- ISBN-13: 978-1548801182
- Dimensões do produto: 15,2 x 1,2 x 22,9 cm
- Peso de envio: 381 g
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