Essay on Love Is The Heart And Soul Of This Book By Rob Sheffield

1840 Words Nov 8th, 2016 8 Pages
Love Is a Mix, Love Is a Tape. Rob Sheffield’s impressive first novel focuses on the tragic romance between himself and his first wife set on a back drop of an unrelenting stream of indie rock tracks which have been carefully and painstakingly organized into mix tapes. Music is the heart and soul of this book, it is the spark that ignited the relationship between the author, Rob, and Renée and it is the driving force that informs both of these people’s lives. Music sets the pace for this book, each chapter is coupled with a mix tape that chronicles a specific time in the life of the author and the musical tastes age and grow along with the author. It is said a person is most often judged by the company in which he keep, I believe this novel also makes the case that a person can and, in the case of Rob, would like to be be analyzed by the music they choose to spend time with. Using this train of logic we are presented with a a rather clear self portrait of a man in the throws of rebuilding a life both destroyed and made whole by love. Reading this book was pleasurable. I was presented with many new and though provoking ways of discussing my favorite form of creative media. This book has also presented me with uncountable new things to want or expect from my relationship with music and has given more to look for from the soundtrack of my life. Music is used in this novel to show the development of a human being. Each chapter, aside from the opening that focuses on a mix…

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