The Sound of the World by Heart, Giacomo Bevilacqua

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The Sound of the World by Heart, Giacomo Bevilacqua
Author: Giacomo Bevilacqua
Publisher: Magnetic Press
Pages: 192
Format: DRC
ISBN-13: 9781941302385
Original title: Il suono del mondo a memoria
Publisher: Hardcover
The Sound of the World by Heart

2 star

An experiment in social isolation turns into a journey of self-discovery as a photojournalist commits to spending sixty days in New York city without talking to a single person. More than just an exercise in observation and self-control, he's hoping to forget a troubled past and mend a broken heart. But the city has a sneaky way of throwing the best laid plans and noble efforts to waste, revealing secrets that lie right in front of him. All he has to do is open his eyes…

There are some very beautiful things in this book. There is loss, grief and pain to deal with. The decisions people make. There is something going on with OCD but it is really subtle and very important but it is not the main characters problem. There is love, hope and the existence of soulmates. There is beauty.
But the flow in the book is off. I liked the idea of going out Sam going without communicating. How will he find a way in this world where communicating is so important. I had expected to read more about the influence of this on his life but most of the story is about the emotional struggle he is going trough. As with all emotional struggles the story is difficult to follow.
I liked the graphics. Important things where more detailed attracting attention to it. The city was easy recognizable in the drawings even more blur. I did not always find the typescript easy to read.
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