It's all about the music

NORTHERN SKY, By Mark Radcliffe, Hodder & Stoughton, E15.80 Film soundtracks have always been big business, but in recent years, directors such as Quentin Tarantino have transformed the genre into a huge market.

6th August, 2005

While novels are rarely known for their soundtracks, some authors use music as a backdrop to their stories.

Music can carry a reader through a novel, such as in Roddy Doyle's The Commitments, reinforcing sentiments and giving further insight into the characters. MarkRadcliffe'sNorthern Sky is one such novel. Although its plot is based on the niche folk music scene, there are enough popular songs and artists featured to keep readers' feet tapping as names and...

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