Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket

The Composer is Dead and the very handsome and intelligent inspector is interrogating each sessions of the orchestra, even the Conductor, looking for the guilty party. Author Lemony Snicket uses literary devices to make his case that each instrument in an orchestra brings a unique quality to the performance of a Composer's work. The inspector comes to the conclusion the Conductor 'killed' the Composer only to have the orchestra declare "The Conductor didn't work alone!" The reader discovers every conductor and orchestra has butchered a composer at one time, but they also are responsible for keeping composers alive! Except for nonorchestra music, but that would be another book. The use of personification and puns makes this book witty, but best suited for a more mature elementary reader.

If you would like to check out The Composer is Dead, you can place a hold on the book through JCLC, by
clicking here.

Check out this video of author Lemony Snicket and composer Nathaniel Stookey discussing their collaboration on The Composer is Dead.

~Miss Dona~

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