I really enjoyed this book. Very seldom do we get a good look into the lives of the famous and infamous. While this was historical fiction given the known history of this couple (from their letters), the mood and activities of the rich and priviledged from this period, the morals of the times etc this story feels real. I loved some of the day to day stuff about servants, bills, parties, friends,family and the struggles of marriage. You get a great sense of the power and passion that Mozart had for his wife, music and women in general. I was surprised by some of the passionate descriptions. Overall this story made you care about its characters and the sadness of unappreciated genius and wasted love.
I love Inspector Morse mysteries. The literary references, the opera injections and Lewis who like most of us is lost as Morse leaps and jumps from one conclusion to another from one pub to another etc. This one was a little slow and had so many characters potentially guilty of so many vices that the water was very muddy from the 1st. This should have added to the plot, it did not. It just added to the confusion and in the end the confusion reigned. There was no satisfactory conclusion, no clear who done it with the appropriate justice. I was very disappointed and frustrated.
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