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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom - Book Tour Blog Stop and Review



The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto (424x600)About The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto

 Hardcover: 512 pages
• Publisher: Harper (November 10, 2015)
 
Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the earth—in this magical novel about the power of talent to change our lives.
 
In Mitch Albom's epic new novel, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, Frankie Presto, a Spanish war orphan raised by a blind music teacher. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six magical strings.
 
But Frankie's talent is touched by the gods, and it weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll. Along the way, Frankie influences many artists: he translates for Django Reinhardt, advises Little Richard, backs up Elvis Presley, and counsels Hank Williams.
 
Frankie elevates to a rock star himself, yet his gift becomes his burden, as he realizes that he can actually affect people's futures: his guitar strings turn blue whenever a life is altered. Overwhelmed by life, loss, and this power, he disappears for years, only to reemerge in a spectacular and mysterious farewell.
 
With its Forrest Gump–like journey through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers an unforgettable story. "Everyone joins a band in this life," he observes, be it through music, family, friends, or lovers. And those connections change the world.
 
 
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My Thoughts:

If you like fast-paced, fascinating fiction, then Mitch Albom is the author for you!  And his new book, "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto," is a whirlwind of a story that will pull you in and never let go until the very final, very surprising ending!
 
This story follows the life of the gifted singer/guitarist Frankie Presto - the very miraculous, very gifted life of a man whose talents are unimaginable, and whose encounters with the famous and the not-so-famous are inspiring and entertaining.
 
The story bounces back and forth between time, so you really have to pay attention to what you're reading, but sometimes that is a very good thing!  The interaction between the reader and the author is key to a good story, and Albom does so in this book. His writing is very personable, and the flow of the story is mesmerizing as the tale travels along. 
 
I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy great literary fiction! I enjoyed it very much!
 


About Mitch AlbomMitch Albom

Mitch Albom is a bestselling novelist, a screen-writer, a playwright, and an award-winning journalist. He is the author of six consecutive number-one New York Times bestsellers and has sold more than thirty-four million copies of his books in forty-two languages worldwide. Tuesdays with Morrie, which spent four years atop the New York Times list, is the bestselling memoir of all time.
 
Albom has founded seven charities, including the first-ever full-time medical clinic for homeless children in America. He also operates an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He lives with his wife, Janine, in suburban Detroit.
 
Find out more about Mitch at his website, connect with him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, and sign up for his newsletter.
 


My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to Harper Collins for supplying the review copy.  I was not compensated for my opinion.




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2 comments:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I haven't read any of Albom's books but I keep hearing so many good things, particularly about this new book. It looks so good!

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

stacybuckeye.com said...

My husband loves Albom and I didn't know he had a new book. I see a Christmas present!!