Set at the end of the 19th century, we follow the young life of Scotsman Brodie Moncur. When Brodie, a piano tuner, is offered a job in Paris by a Scottish piano making company, he grabs the chance, however a meeting through his job with a famous pianist and his Russian girlfriend changes Brodies course and finds him in an intense love affair that has him fleeing for his life all over Europe.
Personally this book was never going to disappoint me. Mr Boyd can do no wrong and I have thoroughly enjoyed every book of his that I have read for some years now. Here again with this new novel, he has triumphed again. Such brilliant writing, you are drawn into this mans life straight away and follow Brodie on his journey with gripping writing and great story telling. I particularly like the parts in Boyd’s books where the lone character is trapped in a corner, or a tight intense situation and reasons with their own thoughts and emotions. Go find a copy and read it now.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I also went and brought a hard copy of this as I have tickets to see the man himself in conversation on his current book tour!!!!