Review: The Best of Adam Sharp

The Best of Adam Sharp
The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review.

I loved this book, it’s like Nick Hornby for a maturer audience. Maybe because I’m more or less the same age as Dooglas, or maybe because I’ve had some of the same experiences, but something in the writing and the characters resonated. Adam’s thoughts are passionately and eloquently expressed, and the whole book had a very believable feel. I was worried at the start that the constant references to music and piano technique would start to grate, but instead it was handled with subtlety and added to Adam’s persona.

My only issue, and a minor one, is that you can tell that Graeme Simsion works in IT. All complex matters of the heart were reduced to simple problems, resolvable with a single solution. That’s possible in IT, less likely when emotions are involved.

Well worth a read!

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Colin Marks

Author: Colin Marks

#4 Amazon short story author. My work is also published by Smashwords. First YA novel due early 2012, to be followed by an adult thriller.

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