It 's infuse in rich historicity of 18th Century Opera, the Church, the history of the " Castrati " -- and some other sexuality explicit, yet apparently accurate, goings-on of the Church at that time.
Young boys were forcibly castrated to prevent the pre-puberty change in voice and keep their voices soprano alto high so they could sing in the choir ... and the Operas of the day supported this venue.It 's a tory about great contrasts in life: Love vs Revenge, internal struggles with Right& Wrong, sexual awakening& the desire to be amaze and find peace in your skin where you stand, confusion vs ambition ... there are certainly many threads in his memoi that for me, while deeply interesting, the read at times seemed too long.
ow that I 've had several years& a few casual re-reads of the bestsellin, I hink there should be a modern day correlation: The longin for fame& becoming an music " Idol " revered by the masses comes at a HIGH price many are not illing to pay.
Therefore, if you 're new to Anne Rice, enjoy music history, descriptive details about life in the 1700s, are compassionate, and ave the time to devot to a long, concentrated read -- I 'd ay it 's thi Decen Read.
It 's always an opinion and they all vary from person to person.===I enjoyed recalling the memories of thi nove I read at this ery ba time in my life, recommended by a dear friend.