The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason

Published November 16, 2004

The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason

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Edgar Drake is a piano tuner from London in 1886 and he is summoned by the army to cross hundreds of miles over sea and land to Burma, to tune a piano belonging to an important army doctor. Along the way he sees beauty and terror but learns a lot and becomes a changed man.

Edgar starts out as a timid piano tuner who has a small existence in London, but by the end of the novel he is passionate about things and has wild emotions and dreams he never knew existed.

It’s beautiful and descriptive, sucking you into the experiences of Burma with a passionate love of the place. I really only picked this up for the piano in the title but I ended up really enjoying this book.

Rating: Unrated

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