I downloaded Mozart's Sister thinking the story sounded very interesting, but I neglected to listen to the sample before purchasing it. I am sorry to say that my wife, her parents, and I preferred hunting around for NPR stations in the rural Midwest on a long car trip to continuing to listen to this book. The writing is very heavy-handed, leaving little to interpretation or imagination. States of mind of the characters are bluntly stated rather than suggested by actions or environment. We got through 20 minutes and turned it off.
I listen to audiobooks mostly on my commute to and from work, but this was one of the few that I listened to at home as well because I was fascinated. I especially enjoyed hearing the stories through the lens of the author, whose own anxieties add to the story and provide some humor. I would highly recommend this book for anyone with an interest in psychology, and even if it's not a particular interest of yours the stories are so engaging that it is worth the time.
I usually save my audiobooks for my long commute each day on the train, but with this one it was too tempting not to listen at home. Beautifully written in conversational style, the author draws you in the world of the White Tiger. The White Tiger is a complex character and like the best ones, he is villain and hero in one. Highly recommend for people who like Indian literature.
Daniel Pecan Cambridge, the story's narrator, describes himself as a man with a quiet heart. His self-imposed isolation from the world results in a sharper focus on the people he does interact with, making his observations deeper and more thoughtful. The story of his life, told though vignettes involving his obsessive thoughts and habits reveal his humanity, and ultimately his capacity for change. A must listen if you appreciate intricate descriptions and insight into characters, and social psychology.
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