Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Review of 'A Guitar With Too Many Strings' by John Mellor


A Guitar With Too Many Strings

by John Mellor

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"Madness dances with brilliance" - a wild rock singer, a lonely white dolphin and other unworldly misfits emerge from their strange stories to challenge a young boy as to why. A gaunt tree leans wearily over them, like a guitar with too many strings. And the Angel leans on her gate, watching. - "Never seen anything quite like this"; "A unique & wonderful manuscript".

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"This is not a normal book with a normal story..."

It is the story of a rock singer and the unearthly harmonies plucked from a strange 13-string guitar; and of a bumptious honeybee encountering a strange little man on a planet that isn't there; and a tired, cynical old philosopher conducting a strange debate with a stone in the woods.

It is the story of a shipwrecked sailor, whose pet egg hatches into a strange seagull; and a worn-out, unworldly old lady dying in a strange land where no-one dreams; and a sad, downtrodden gardener tending a Wise Woman's strange, disquieting weed.

It is the story of a lonely white dolphin, and a tree - curiously shaped like a guitar with too many strings.

And of a young boy who discovers - with a little help from an Angel - The Seven Gifts - that came to Earth.

"A most unusual and beautiful story" 
"This is a book to make you think"



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**My thoughts**

It's a uniquely done collection of fables, designed to teach life lessons. Though it is a young boy who is reading the stories and being guided by the angel about their meanings, adults can easily learn something from them, as well. In fact, I really appreciated the Angel explaining each fable after the boy read it. She didn't come right out and give the boy the answers, but instead guided him to find them. It allows you to think in between each installment.

I think my favorite one was the second one, about an old woman who is just ready to let go of her life here on Earth, but isn't allowed to do so. It really pulled at my heartstrings, especially considering some personal experiences in my past and present.

I wouldn't recommend sitting and reading the entire book all in one sitting. You will want to learn about each gift and let it digest before moving on to the next one.

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