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The Ghost of Frederic Chopin

By Eric Faye & Sam Taylor
The Ghost of Frederic Chopin by Eric Faye & Sam Taylor digital book - Fable

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An intricately plotted mystery and an engrossing story imbued with the foggy atmosphere of post-Communist Prague, the third book in the Walter Presents Library is a bewitching mystery about a woman who claims to transcribe music from the ghost of Chopin.

Prague, 1995: Vera Foltynova, a widow in her late 50s, claims to receive visits from the ghost of great composer Frederic Chopin. What's more, she declares that Chopin has dictated dozens of compositions to her, to allow the world to hear the sublime music he was unable to create in his own short life. Many dismiss her story as a ridiculous hoax, while others swear that the music has the same beauty and refinement as the work of the dead master.

Ludvik Slany, a secret police agent-turned-television journalist, is assigned to make a documentary debunking Vera's claims. He arrives in Prague ready to uncover a scam, but the more he subtly tries to trick her into giving herself away, the more he begins to think he may be witnessing a genuine miracle...

The Ghost of Frederic Chopin is an engrossing story of music, faith and the ghosts of the past.

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2.5
“the protagonist was so unlikeable, and having finished the book i unfortunately conclude that it was not satire. the plot was fine, definitely could’ve been more intriguing, but his perspective was easily the most boring, like pick anyone else and this might’ve gotten 3*. he was sexist, forgettable, uninteresting and i thought maybe that was going to be the point, that we’re supposed to be rooting for her and not him but... the last few chapters made me see that readers were supposed to think this man ingenious and maybe even feel sorry for him at the way life turned out, yikes. other than that the descriptions of prague were quite nice, and the little bits of history kept it interesting i guess”

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