The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

by Mitch Albom | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1405517395 Global Overview for this book
Registered by sing-song of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 1/3/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by sing-song from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, January 03, 2020
Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives.
In his most stunning novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings.
But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS.
Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people’s futures—with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered.
At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear—just before his spectacular death—to change one last life.
With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life” and those connections change us all.
This was a great read. It is narrated by Music and the story is heartwarming - imagine guitar strings turning blue whenever a life is altered.

Journal Entry 2 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 08, 2020

Released 7 mos ago (2/8/2020 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I am taking this to the February meetup at Cravings to pass on to the next reader.

Journal Entry 3 by Mateya_Foster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 08, 2020
Caught at a local meetup

Journal Entry 4 by Mateya_Foster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, February 24, 2020
Beautiful story written from the voice of Music. Has some typical Mitch Albom twists of fate. Interesting cameos of famous entertainers. Great book for the music lover or those who enjoy Albom’s style!

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