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I'm excited to read this.

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Meg It's interesting how music and literature tie together. I saw somewhere that Mikey Way, bass player of My Chemical Romance, thought of their band name from this book. I love book suggestions, so I thought I should check it out.


Артём Багинский The prolog of Hyperion sort of has a soundtrack: it starts with the protagonist playing Rachmaninov's Prelude in C sharp minor on a piano and ends with him listening to Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries mixed with the sound of a tropical rain. The two pieces are very cleverly chosen to illustrate the mood - it starts with a lonely melancholic guy and by the end of Prolog there builds up this dramatic anticipation of the events to come.

I wasn't familiar with Rachmaninov's piece before I read the book and went to check it out to figure out what was going on there :-)

(oh, and I loved Ecstasy :-))


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