Music himself narrates this book. We learn that music visits newborns and tempts them to grab a bit of talent--or even a lot of talent. Frankie grabbed enough to be the best guitar player on the planet. He amazed everyone. Played with a lot of bands. Got famous. Got rich. But he was forever haunted about his past, the fact he knew nothing about his parents. This is a story told in flashbacks. I liked Frankie, though I suppose if he lived next door where he practiced his guitar 24/7, he would drive me nuts. He sacrifices a lot for his music, too much, perhaps, so there's heartbreak in this story along with love.
"All humans are musical. Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?"
Since the dawn of time, people have used music for everything: a cry for battle; a victory after a battle; to sooth a crying baby; to uplift ones spirit; to showcase how much one loves another and so on and so forth. Music always has meaning. Even if it's just the sound of someone plucking an old guitar, there is meaning behind what we hear.
And to Frankie Presto, sound means more than what we hear.
Frankie Presto is a huge successful musician. Well, he was. Frankie just passed away in a weird unexplained death onstage at a concert. Interviews at the funeral of his friends, family and acquaintances about how they met Frankie and what part in their lives was touched by Frankie himself or of his music. Many believed that Frankie just had that touch. That gift of sliding from one note to the next with such fluid motion that only a few guitar players have.
What if it was more than that?
What if it wasn't just him playing the guitar?
What if the reason you are so touched by this, it's because there is more at play here than just one man?
Follow the interviews and follow Music as Music takes you through the life of Frankie
Presto and how he became the person everyone loved.
A beautiful story with gorgeous detail. My favorite Albom book yet. Mitch Albom weaves an incredible tale unlike anything I've read before. Brilliant! If you're a music fan, read this book. Better still, if you're a book lover, this is a must read.
*I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway.
**DOUBLE POSTINGS. What's up with this? Haven't been doing a lot of blog posts recently on BookLikes because I'm having so many viral issues. Double postings are annoying as hell, I get it. At first, the posts were doubling only on my Samsung tablet and I was still able to blog from my iPhone and Kindle. Now, it's doing it every post, from each device. Just one of several issues here. Therefore, I've limited my already limited posts. Until something changes, pleas excuse the double vision.