Book Reviews of Music for Torching

Music for Torching
Music for Torching
Author: A. M. Homes
ISBN-13: 9780688177621
ISBN-10: 068817762X
Publication Date: 4/2000
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Never a dull moment with this author!!!!
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A.M. Holmes is a great writer. I felt disconnected from the characters- they are so bizarre- but on the other hand, she writes like people think. and that too, is bizarre- I think...
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Wow! I am a big fan of Homes, and this one did not disappoint me. A nightmarish look at suburbia; sometimes funny and sometimes harrowing.
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Again, here's an author that I read RAVES about on amazon--- she definitely has obsessive fans, calling her "delightful" and "wonderful". But alas, I am not one of them. I was disappointed by the quality of her writing, but I guess I just didn't realize this is more for the masses than someone who enjoys a literary novel. It's definitely "sick and twisted", but in a really boring way.
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Music for Torching was good, somewhat affecting, but mostly just too crazy. My favorite parts were when the two main characters had a long commentary in their heads, but not so much when they were interacting with one another. I also enjoyed the flashback to before they were married. Interesting to see the progression, although is a very sad, hopeless view on the evolution of a marriage.