Songs From the Other Side of The Wall

Rated 5.00/5 based on 9 reviews
A lyrical novel for lovers of Murakami. 18 year-old Szandi is part of Budapest’s vibrant, cosmopolitan art scene, sharing a flat and a bohemian lifestyle with her lover and fellow sculptress, Yang. Then a letter arrives that threatens everything, and forces her to choose once and for all: between the past and the present; between East and West; between her family and her lover. More

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Words: 70,880
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476100548
About Dan Holloway

Member of the Year Zero Writers collective; organiser of the Free-e-day Festival; author of literary fiction; presenter of cultural studies papers; blogger; in search of a twenty-fifth hour in the day.

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Review by: Frankie Saxx on April 29, 2011 :
Songs form the Other Side of the Wall is beautiful and compelling. Near the end, as I looked at the dwindling pages, I read slower to make it last longer.

To label this (and possibly dismiss it) as a "lesbian" novel is a mistake. It's a coming-of-age story, a story about a young woman reconciling her heritage and her future. I would hate to see it marginalized because of who Sandrine falls in love with.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marion Stein on Oct. 23, 2010 :
Stylishly done, original and compelling.
(review of free book)

Review by: Ali Cooper on April 03, 2010 :
beautiful prose woven into a compelling story.
(review of free book)

Review by: Catherine Condie on March 21, 2010 :
The electric sensuality of Szandi's story jumps from the pages in Dan Holloway's contemporary shot of a life switching directions. Dan is a master of the English language. This is compelling reading.
(review of free book)

Review by: SarahJane Heckscher-Marquis on Dec. 26, 2009 :
Dan's prose flows gently over you, as you settle into this book. Almost achingly beautiful, a vibrant and colourful passionately woven character-driven tale which I have now read twice and I know I shall read again. I am in awe of Dan's writing.
(review of free book)

Review by: PD Allen on Dec. 08, 2009 :
I haven't read the entire book yet, but what I have read is beautiful. Dan can write. He has created vital and vibrant characters, full of observation about life and the world in which we live. I can't wait to read the entire novel.
(review of free book)

Review by: Michael van Koetsveld on Sep. 10, 2009 :
I was drawn into the intriguing world that Dan created from the beginning of the book. The descriptive language and attention to detail was inspiring. The story was engaging and disturbing at the same time - obsession, passion and sheer readability. One of the ones that will stay in my library for a long time to be re-read. Can't believe you gave the whole book out for free and I'm looking forward to any further works by Dan - someone to follow. Thank you.
(review of free book)

Review by: Anne Lyken-Garner on Sep. 04, 2009 :
A very engaging book that I'll read again and again. I'm giving this a five star rating!
(review of free book)

Review by: Shayne Parkinson on Aug. 16, 2009 :
Involving, thought-provoking and beautifully written. This is a fine book.
(review of free book)

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