The Piano Tuner

The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason

This is the story of a piano tuner, who in 1886 was sent to the remote jungles of Burma to tune the piano of a reclusive British Army Colonel.  The book is wonderfully evocative of that time and place, very pleasant visually.

Detailed and precise descriptions of piano tuning,  and of the technician’s intimacy with sound and machine help round out the character of the tuner, Edgar Drake.

This is Daniel Mason’s first novel.  He spent a year studying malaria on the Thai- Myanmar border.

Grade: B

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One thought on “The Piano Tuner

  1. I adored the first half of this book which in near boring but so timely sets the tone. Th 2nd half is wild with adventure that would make no sense without the first half. A Real Romp you won’t want to leave.

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