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ARC Review : The Best of Adam Sharp

Book Title : The Best of Adam Sharp
Book Author : Graeme Simsion
My Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Publication Date : February 9th 2017

“Can you define your life by a single song?”

If you’re a fan of music – especially the 60’s and 70’s then this is definitely the book for you.

Adam sharp, an almost 50 year old IT consultant, who loses himself in music and his piano playing, receives an email from and old beau, Angelina, who wants to reconnect again after not having seen each other for about 20 odd years. Why did she come back? And why is he allowing it even though he’s married now?

Well, he had issues with his marriage. Yes, he feels his current life is boring and an old song brought back all the good memories that got him to feel nostalgic.

I really enjoyed the book, especially the first half which was mainly about Adam and Angelina, how they met, how they fell in love and all the events that led to their separation.

I also loved the idea of the book. It talked about second chances, makes you question and wonder if you would do something different or was your first choice the right one.

But, I wish I could have connected more with the book. There were lots of references to artists and music I don’t normally listen to, and don’t care to listen to. There were also parts of the book which felt a bit mellow and totally unrealistic and I couldn’t sympathize with Adam or with any character with the book.

Overall, it was a good reading experience about love, relationships, and life and I’d like to thank PenguinUK for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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