Book Review Of “The Best Of Adam Sharp” By Graeme Simsion


On the cusp of turning fifty, Adam Sharp likes his life. He’s happy with his partner Claire, he excels in music trivia at quiz night at the local pub, he looks after his mother, and he does the occasional consulting job in IT.

But he can never quite shake off his nostalgia for what might have been: his blazing affair more than twenty years ago with an intelligent and strong-willed actress named Angelina Brown who taught him for the first time what it means to find—and then lose—love. How different might his life have been if he hadn’t let her walk away?

And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously (From Goodreads)

This book was not at all what I expected. Which is always a pleasant surprise when that happens. Given the cover (if you so choose to judge it), you would expect this book to be about a piano player and full of music. While it is about that, it’s also so much more.

I’ve been there before, I’ve been contacted by long-lost loves (oh the joys of social media). What is right and wrong? Does everything always happen for a reason? You know that saying, When one door closes, another one opens? Would you make the choice to go through that door? Return to the past? Or do you let sleeping dogs lie, and continue on with your life?

Honestly, I enjoyed this book, It was just a tad over 300 pages, and a very fast read. I love music, and the included playlist at the back of this book was superb! I have never read any other books by this author, so I am happy that this book was my first experience with his writing. Some may find this book odd, or unlikable. But I enjoyed it, and found it very relate-able. If you have read it, what are your thoughts?

Thank you to the beautiful ladies of @booksparks and the #src2017

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