The Music Shop
From the author of the world-wide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry:
1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk – as long as it’s vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need.
Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann.
Ilse asks Frank to teach her about m...more
The Music Shop Playlist
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The Music Shop Playlist
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The blurb of this beautiful book contained two words that won me over on the spot. ‘’Music’’ and ‘’1980s’’. I was born in 1985, so technically, I am a child of the 90s, but I think that these two decades share the same spirit of a certain kind of innocence, before the coming of the new millennium and all the ‘’gifts’’ it brought (yeah, right…) I’m not a big fan of the music that conquered the 8 ...more
A quirky, but sweet love story wrapped inside a loving ode to music-
I love stories like this one where a group of people, from various walks of life, all of whom are misfits or eccentric in one way or another, but are kind and giving souls, converge to create a delightful and unique tale of friendship and love.
The music shop is the absolute perfect backdrop for such a story, reminding us of how important a role music, of all ki ...more
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent." —Victor Hugo
Music has always been one of my greatest passions, alongside my love of reading. I have the largest iPod Apple ever made, and it doesn't accommodate my entire music collection—how can I get rid of a song?
For me, music is such a trigger of emotion, and a specific song can easily transport me to a time, a place, a special memory. So why it took me so long to read Rache ...more
It doesn't demand constant attention or keep you awake at night, it's just a lovely nostalgic story that makes you feel so happy when reading it, it's almost like you're floating through the pages (though the ending did have me in emotional goosebumps).
"The Music Shop" is a very character driven novel. Set in 1988 the story is about Frank who owns a music shop selling only vinyl records - don't mention Cd's!! He knows eve ...more
“‘I don’t care what anyone tells me. The future’s vinyl,’ he said.
. . .
‘Life has surface noise! Do you want to listen to furniture polish?’
Frank is a rumpled older fellow with a large, eclectic collection of vinyl records in a rundown shop in a rundown little side-street in a rundown part of London, which developers are eyeing for new housing.
Kit is the clumsy kid he’s taken under his wing to help out in the shop (when he isn’t breaking things), and there ae various side characters who also ...more
”There was once a music shop. From the outside it looked like any shop, in any backstreet. It had no name above the door. No record display in the window. There was just a homemade poster stuck to the glass. FOR THE MUSIC YOU NEED!! EVERYONE WELCOME!! WE ONLY SELL VINYL!!”
The shop was difficult to navigate with boxes packed in everywhere one looked; every nook and cranny had records, although none were classified. There were two booths for listening with turntables ...more
There’s a dry wit to the book. The characters are a group of misfits and oddballs and there’s humor in their dialog and activities. It’s also a well written book. A book that makes you think. When Peg discusses how music is ab ...more
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Here's the thing: the concept is great. Frank owns a record store in the 1980s, when records are beginning to be replaced by CDs. He holds fast to his beloved records, falls in love, and his favorite music becomes the soundtrack to his pursuit of the forbidden woman, interspersed with the memories of the music from his childhood, with his tempestuous, eccentric mother.
I think Rachel Joyce wanted to write the next HIGH FIDELITY, but she doe ...more
A quirky, sweet, easy read.
Frank has always loved music, it was a gift from Peg, his mother. He is a music shop owner who only sells Vinyl records. The year is 1988. Everyone under the sun wants him to start selling CD’s but Frank refuses. For him, Vinyl is where its at. Frank has a gift - he can feel what music a person needs to hear. The person could be a stranger or a friend. They might come in asking for a specific record or just asking for a song or a type of music ...more
I liked the setting in the run down music shop in an even more run down area of town. I really liked the time period and I enjoyed several of the characters especially Frank himself and the accident prone Kit. It was unfortunate that I also liked the Sing ...more
Frank's life is changed when a mysteriou ...more
Overall a very heartwarming, beautiful story about friendship, love & a neighborhood full of amazing shop owners. If your a big music fan, this book is for you.
The whole book centers around a vinyl record store and the owner loves music and often reflects on some of his favorite bands and memories associated with music.
I won this novel courtesy of a Goodreads Giveaway and although my regular reading material is crime fiction, I am not averse to some of these whimsical novels with quirky characters and a sense of optimism that often make for a genuinely feel-good read. I loved both The Rosie Project and Effect, for example, but have never found myself drawn to the work of Rachel Joyce despite the many rave reviews I have read.
Sadly, I found The Music Shop to be so interminably slow that at 50% I had t ...more
So… about The Music Shop
There is a music store on a dead end street in England somewhere owned by Frank. “Frank could not play music, he could not read a score, he had no practical knowledge whatsoever, but when he sat in front of a customer and truly listened, he heard a kind of song. And that’s how he helped people.”
Frank not only helps strang ...more
This is something that continues in what is Rachel's fourth novel. Set in the late 80's in recession hit England, Frank runs a record store. Not only does he have a love for vinyl and will staunchly resist pressure from record companies that w ...more
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I picked up The Music Shop at the perfect time! So enjoyable, I laughed - I cried- it touched me.... review to come!
It is 1988 and Frank’s world is changing. He is the owner of a dying vinyl record store located on a run-down street soon to be demolished in the name of ‘progress’. The music world is also changing but Frank is digging in his heals, refusing to move on to the new craze of cds and cassette tapes. I loved Frank’s steadfast dedication ...more
The Music Shop is the fourth full-length novel by best-selling British author, Rachel Joyce. Frank would only sell vinyl. It didn’t matter that this w ...more
I devoured this enchanting tale created by Rachel Joyce. It was captivating, enlightening, moving, and even exasperating at times. It's not the kind of novel that is overly gratifying... at least not at first... that's where the exasperation comes in, but in the end, I found it to be very rewarding.
Meet Frank... Frank is a 40 year old single man that owns a music shop. "I'm going to help people find music." Frank could not play music, he could not read a score, he had no practica ...more
"He was perfectly fine with emotions,
so long as they belonged to other people."
We meet Frank, a gentle bear of a man. Forty and single, his unorthodox upbringing has made him LOVE music, fear intimacy, and know how to listen. He is very patient, and he has boundless empathy. His late mother, Peg, left her house and all her estate to strangers. To Frank, she bequeathed her extensive record collection and her Dansette Major record player.
“The Music Shop” is an unabashedly sentimental tribute to the healing power of great songs, and Joyce is hip to greatness in any key. Her novel’s catalogue stretches from Bach to the Beach Boys, from Vivaldi to the Sex Pistols. Crank up the turntable and let these pages sing.
The story’s hero is “a gentle bear of a man” named Frank who owns a run-down music shop ...more
I was hoping for more of the same in this book, but it didn't quite deliver. In attempting to create quirky characters and a throw-back plot (the premise of the book includes an introverted record store owner standing strong against the push of modernity) the book just seemed like it was trying too ha ...more
"Music, Frank explained, said things that words couldn’t.”
The bulk of the action takes place around the aptly named Unity Street, a falling-down, dead end road boasting a hodge-podge of str ...more
I am not a "this book should be made into a movie" person but this book SHOULD be made into a ...more
So it was no surprise that when my wife brought home The Music Shop from the library, I ended up reading it before she did.
Frank is the owner of a small vinyl only (the book is begins in 1988, ...more
By Judge Kim Hubbard
What is it about music—whether it’s the soaring majesty of a Beethoven symphony or James Brown’s just-gotta-dance funk—that touches the human heart so deeply? How can artfully-arranged notes cheer you up when you’re down, remind you we’re all connected, or break your heart? (And why, since there aren’t that many notes to choose from, hasn’t every possible song already been written? I’ve always wondered … but I digress.)
This charmer of a novel doesn’t ex ...more
I absolutely loved this book and its quirky cast of characters. I found the writing and characters endearing and I loved all the ,usic refernces. Great book for an ...more
I read this book in 2 days because I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen to Frank and his rundown music shop. I had to find out if Frank and Ilse would ever realize they were meant for each other. Would the f ...more
Having worked in a record shop (that dates me!) for six years & then a further six years in a CD/DVD shop I was easily drawn to this story. It is a gentle tale of love & music & is populated with interesting people. I especially liked the minor character of the waitress at the Singing Teapot cafe. This radio version had ...more
1.frazės ”kur mano ausinės” rėkavimas, nes juk būtina perklausyt kiekvieną, knygoje paminėtą, dainą, visai nesvarbu, kad ją ir taip moki mintinai, juk BŪTINA
2.Apsiverkimas dėl neaiškių priežasčių
3.Suvokimas, kad Shalamar daina “A night to remember” visada primins šitą knygą ir su tokiu savotišku kontekstu
4.Juokimasis balsu iš visai nejuokingų frazių
5.Suvokimas, kad mėnesienos sonata įgavo naują prasmę, kurios neišmesi iš galvos (Frankai, papasakok ir man apie mu ...more
I thought this would be a charming, sweet, light read based on the description, but wow did I hate this book. It relied on all my least favorite love story tropes: man falls in love at first sight with unconscious woman? CHECK. (Can we retire meet-cutes that involve fainting already, please?) Undeveloped, "quirky" side characters? CHECK. A plot that is driven by misunderstandings that would be solved if the two leads had one honest conversation? CHECK. Manic pixie dream girl who charms man who h ...more
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