Joanne Harris recommends music with Blue Eyed Boy
08 Apr 2010
Joanne Harris says listening to music while reading "adds another dimension to the story".
Joanne Harris has recommended that readers of her new book Blue Eyed Boy
listen to music at the same time.
The reputed author, who rose to fame with the success of her novel Chocolat
, believes that the addition of music to the reading experience would enhance the power of the story, according to the Metro.
However, she is not referring to any music, rather a collection of playlists contained within the tale. They are playlists made by one of the main protagonists.
Harris told the news provider: "It would add another dimension to the story. The playlists give an insight into his psychology and the things hes done or is going to do. I like the idea of listening to the music while reading the book."
She goes on to say that the novel, which is a thriller in the form of two first-person blogs, is a conscious attempt to "subvert the conventional linear thriller".
by Mitchell Davids