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An Equal Music by Vikram Seth is a book on music and love.
The author of the international bestseller A Suitable Boy returns with a powerful and deeply romantic tale of two gifted musicians.Michael Holme is a violinist, a member of the successful Maggiore Quartet.He has long been haunted, though, by memories of the pianist he loved and left ten years earlier, Julia McNicholl.Now Julia, married and the
mother of a small child, unex...
Set primarily in London, the story follows the life of narrator — the story narrated in cinematic present tense — who finds and loses love, while keeping his music alive through playing for a quartet.
Seth’s ambition to write a book on music could have came across either as over-simplifying or outright pretentious. But, as a reader with no start in classical music, the book managed to flow swiftly. Fine detailing of music — the rehearsals, the tuning, the scales, the instruments, the events — wasn’t a pain. Mostly.
Seth tended the book with care to not let music takeover another, equally supreme, dimension of the story, love. Music and Love were kept on the same pedestal. There was no foreground or background. Narrator’s love story and his career as a violinist, grew into one single strand gradually. The ending of the book, charged with subtle emotion of love and music, made it clear.
The love story is unforgettable. It makes you live the characters` lives in dreams. You hear their heart beats, feel their happiness, mourn their sorrows. You know where the story is heading. You dread. You hope. It seems like the story knows your weakest nerve, as Seth fiddles and caresses it in good measure, and you give in to it happily.
An Equal Music is a book of restraint and economy. Poet that he is, Seth’s each sentence seems well thought out and prose feels natural and good to ear. The story-line is linear, effortless. There are no unraveling of some secret at the fag end of the story, nor any tedious back-and-forth plot. The book, like good music, floats evenly, without conspiring to stir or contemplating a hush.
Read An Equal Music for sake of good time, for where you will find a better ensemble:
of Music, Love, and a Book.