The music of everyday life, Briony Hill
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Smaill writes in a slightly classical style, creating an addicting contrast with the use of classical language in a story set in future times. While including unexpected plot twists throughout the novel, the reader is never bored throughout the story, constantly supplying excitement and desire to keep reading. One may learn from this novel an interest for music they never knew they had, or simply new musical terms. Smaill portrays music in a way where it can be viewed as a gorgeous art that has the possibility to affect the everyday lives of people. The Chimes is a truly successful first novel for Anna Smaill, congratulations to her. I highly recommend this new favoured book of mine, it is a remarkable story.