Not long ago, that I got invited to the 26th International Book Festival, in Budapest. At this fair, my dear readers could meet me and read my new novel, The Melody. Here is the text for the blurb of this exciting historical novel:
“Thirteen girls, one crazy genius and a magic melody which could enslave a whole city. For the girls who are used and abused just to create this Melody, staying alive depends on their ability to keep on singing. Being captured by a human monster, can they possibly hold on till the end? Till somebody rescues them? Or will they simply accept their fate never to see the sunlight again?
Leopold, the abandoned and exploited orphan could have become the greatest composer of the 18th century. Yet he became the most feared murderer of his time. His incredible hearing made him the uncrowned king of music, but he did not want to be a king, he did not want people to judge him: he imagined himself to be the God of music who could enslave everyone. He turned his hatred towards humanity against other people but eventually against himself.
There is no lack of surprises and excitement in Tamas Garam’s second book.
There are no taboos as he shows us those screwed-up personality traits and the iron laws of staying alive while he also makes the reader contemplate how powerful music in our lives can be.”
No wonder, there was a huge interest in this new novel. However, the greatest experience was to see how different literary styles, writers and books could create a colourful mixture, just like all those beautiful flowers in a field. I would be happy to attend a fair like this every single week because finally it was up to the books to carry the show.