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Bittersweet Symphony First Published On September Th Bittersweet Symphony Is A Gothic Postmodern Novella Following Seven Severely Flawed Characters Who Come To Believe That Their Office On The Th Floor Of A Tower In The City Of Syracuse Is Haunted In The Concrete Jungles Of Corporate New York, A Skyscraper Stands In A Faded Industrial Brownfield The Madson Tower, A Place Notorious For Murders And Cases Of Deadly Negligence, Has Attracted The Interests Of CEO Tony Barone And His Team Of Employees Sure, The Landlord Might Be A Bit Creepy, Tony S Daughter Might Be Seeing Things That Aren T Real, But The Cheap Rental Price Is Definitely A Steal If Tony Wasn T Such A Skeptic Himself, He Might Be Able To See The Horrible Things Surrounding Him Are His Employees Just Being Too Panicky, Or Is There Something Sinister At Work If Tony Doesn T Figure Out What To Do Soon, He And His Team Might Just Become Casualties Of A Structure That Eats People Alive


10 thoughts on “Bittersweet Symphony

  1. says:

    Tony Barone, an head of an advertising agency, found what he thought a good deal on the office He rented 17th floor in a half abandoned tower in Syracuse Some time ago an occupant of this floor killed his co workers in the most gruesome manner and committed suicide Knowing about the mass murder Tony s lawyer dug deeper and her findings were even worth Sufficient to say the tower was built on ancient burial grounds and we all know what it means In the best tradition of horror genre Tony flatly refused to believe anything bad could happen to occupants despite mysterious noises, visions, and happenings And so seven people had to work overnight in the tower for the first time All seven were broken in different ways we get to experience their flashbacks and their terror If after reading all I just said you think you know where this story goes, let me assure you you could not be further from the truth Let me make an unrelated side note mostly unrelated Toni s company consisted of six people including himself It means five of them doing productive work and one lawyer working full time What does it say about modern way of doing business if a tiny group of five people had to hire a lawyer to cover their behinds Please ignore this rant as the lawyer was one of the best characters and the one with the biggest baggage What worked for me some of the characters were good and all were miserable The whole atmosphere of the tower was great, even if not original The story moved with decent speed, but in my opinion numerous flashbacks were distracting by the end What did not work me While I would be the first to admit the book is good somehow it did not click with me, probably I was not its intended audience a good standard excuse as I cannot come up with a better one Anyhow my rating is 3 stars mind you, in this case it is very strong 3 stars this means the book is good, but not great I blame myself.


  2. says:

    Madson Tower was a post modern skyscraper in Syracuse, New York It was built by Dahsol Inc a company connected with the mafia The company constructed buildings on cheap, undesirable land Madson Tower, run by Thomas Madson, had been built on the site of a 1930 s radium factory In 2005, Tony Barone was determined to rent Floor 17 Bailey Lawrence Kane aka Lawyer was unable to dissuade Tony from renting this office space Madson Tower was infested with murder Death and mayhem were woven into the very fabric of the building Shortly thereafter, Tony and his staff moved their operations to Floor 17.Tony Barone, ad executive was the divorced father of ten year old Selena Tony was a fan of morbid humor such as putting the fun back in funeral He notified his staff that failure to work in the tower was grounds for dismissal Miguel Hernandez, Tony s co executive, was unnerved by a metallic, blood like smell in the office Miguel second guessed his decision to move from Puerto Rico to the U.S Dora Johnson, Tony s secretary, once model like in appearance, now overeats, the result of a damaged reputation as the town bicycle at her prior job Lawyer on retainer by Tony Barone, additionally tried criminal cases in New York City She made sure that felons always paid the piper.How will working in Madson Tower affect each of these individuals In the words of ten year old Selena Barone, there are no ghostsbut there s something else heresomething like the tower is hungrylike it tasted something it liked a very long time agolike fear Selena would know Her new friend Edward says hello from a gaping black hole in the drywall Madson Tower gave one s fears a feeding frenzy Could hope and or closure emerge triumphant despite the misty gloom floating on Floor 17 Author Rebecca McNutt masterfully presents a subplot about the Twin Towers This 9 11 tragedy begs comparison to the 1930 s radium factory poisonings Clarence Lawman s death and its effect on those close to him was necessary, sad and eyeopening Bittersweet Symphony , a novella by Rebecca McNutt is an exceptional read from a very talented writer I highly recommend it Thank you Rebecca for the PDF in exchange for my honest review.


  3. says:

    This is a fascinating story of a haunting in corporate America with elements of magic and the incredible thrown in Seven characters intersect in this novel, each one working out past issues through many flashbacks, i.e., dealing with their ghosts Tony Barone, an ad agency guy, finds a deal and rents the 17th floor of a sparsely populated skyscraper in Syracuse, NY He comes to learn that a previous tenant murdered his co workers in a grisly way and then committed suicide Everyone who works on the 17th floor seems to turn up dead The smoking gun appears to be the burial ground the building was built on Tony doesn t put any stock in such hooey but the 7 people who work there encounter surprising and sometimes disastrous events You probably think you know where the plot will go but there s a twist I can t give away.The writing is surprisingly good The dialog is a little stiffer than I d like but McNutt s descriptions are strong and evocative The plot moves quickly and the twists are welcome The flashbacks from all of the people bog down the forward movement at times but the overall thrust and conclusion of the novel are great It s a dark and unorthodox novel, which will provide some fuel for nightmares.I received a copy of the novel from the author in return for an unbiased review.


  4. says:

    This book was written in Nova Scotia, and as a Canadian I AM SO HAPPY I AM READING A CANADIAN BOOK That cannot be understated I love helping other Canadian authors out It s so near and dear to my heart.Rebecca McNutt s novel Bittersweet Symphony was an addicting read for me Her descriptions and tone in her writing was something that just clicked with me Her tone was somewhat professional, yet it worked so well within this novel It almost sounded like the perfection my English teachers in high school wanted us to achieve, but never could The level of how descriptive her writing is made me feel like I was there with the characters I could see this being too much for some readers, but I love description when it s paired with a good story and it s not just one hundred pages describing how the characters look.I like how the story is essentially an allusion for real events, and the little splash of ghosts thrown in as well It makes it real yet not real, believable yet not believable all wrapped up into one This book is in it s own little corner, AND I LOVE IT.I would say this book has some mature themes, revolving around language and some things that are referenced without spoiling Although, that doesn t mean you have to be 18 to read it The book isn t to graphic, so I think teenagers could easily read this book and relate to it.Pros 1 Unique story telling Rebecca doesn t follow your stereotypical, simple writing style It s hard to explain, but it s different I like the term gothic for it, but that s not 100% on point with how she writes Essentially, I love an author that writes in their own style and doesn t follow a norm so I REALLY liked this book.2 Short and Sweet This book isn t 1000 pages long This book reminded me of the original Star Wars trilogy the information that needed to be there, was there There was no fluff, it got to the point and made an effective story.3 Black as the ace of spades The language is BEAUTIFUL in this book I m obsessed with it Can Rebecca McNutt write my life story while she s at it 4 Interconnecting Stories I m obsessed with Cloud Atlas one of my all time faves of interconnecting stories so it seems fitting that I d enjoy another book that interconnects everything Bravo 5 Relatable This book was relatable on so many levels Just reading how the lawyer says that they are snakes until someone needs their help, and then suddenly they are their best friend yeah, that one hit me where it hurts It s so honest, and so true.6 Shocking Twists and Turns Some of this book you don t see coming, and I can respect an author that can actually make that work in a novel Cons 1 Dialogue The dialogue can appear rigid or stiff to some readers For me, it worked within the story and how Rebecca was telling her story, but that might turn off other readers.2 Personal con Madson I keep wanting to call it Madison or anything but Madson It was driving me insane as I was reading it because my brain didn t want to comprehend the name Major personal con here and an amusing con at that.I m amazed that people are saying Rebecca McNutt was 19 when she wrote this That s a lot of talent for that age, so I can only imagine Rebecca getting better the she writes and the time she has to practice This book doesn t seem like it s written by a 19 year old it s incredibly mature Overall, this unique book had me hooked and addicted from it s first page I m so glad I read it, because I haven t read a book so unique and actually good for a very long time Five out of five stars.I received a copy of this book from the author Rebecca McNutt in exchange for an honest review Everything here is my own, honest opinion.Side notes If you want to read this book, the author posted her own review offering copies out It s a great opportunity to read and review an awesome book Not many authors offer opportunities like this, so hop on it if it s still available


  5. says:

    Bittersweet Symphony, By Rebecca McNutt, is a mesmerizing and compelling tale chock full of intriguing characters Without divulging too much of the plot, Tony Barone is a determined, and ambitious ad executive with a goal in mind Rent the seventeenth floor of Madson Tower, an architectural marvel But there is something ominous and sinister about the space Supposedly, a most gruesome series of events occurred on the seventeenth floor, but the horrid incidents did not prove to be a deterrent for the rapacious, Tony Barone.The story is made invigorating by a cannonade of engaging characters like Selena, Tony s daughter, Bailey, Miguel, Dora and many each with their individual theatrics, and life altering circumstances From my point of view, Bittersweet Symphony was flawlessly executed, short, and packed a powerful punch The story was well paced, and I firmly believe that McNutt truly enjoys the art of writing, evidenced by her multitude of stories, and as she understands the psychology that drives people This is a story about the psychology of corporate culture, people, their actions and reactions A well written story.


  6. says:

    As they both walked further into the trees, they disappeared like a hazy mist over flowing water, two old friends who d been waiting for four years to meet again Papers were fluttering through the air, falling from the sky, the mundane poetry of office life snowing down like beautiful dancers This riveting, beautifully descriptive story of a haunted tower and even haunted people will stick with you long after you ve read it for several reasons 1 Bailey, the MC, is the rare lawyer you ll have sympathy for because she is a 9 11 survivor and an extremely well developed character who is struggling with being a defense lawyer for sickos just as much as her tragic memories 2 the supporting cast also pops off the page and grows interesting as the story develops 3 the growth and ability of the characters to find some good inside themselves and each other despite depressing situations 4 and the artistic montage of final scenes that flow together like a painting than words There is a lot of hurt in this book and in these characters, but in the end, thanks to the ever rising talents of this author, the reader is left feeling far sweet than bitter about life and humanity and the power of healing.


  7. says:

    Since I wrote this book I m not rating reviewing it This review is just a placeholder to note that I ve read it.


  8. says:

    There is an awful sense of foreboding in Rebecca McNutt s latest, perhaps darkest, story Like her previous work there is still an incredible maturity for such a young writer, every character is vividly drawn.Fictional tragedy blends with real life in one of her most powerful tales She shows us that sometimes being caught up in the darker side of reality makes us all forget the simple beautiful things in life It s wonderful when a work of fiction makes you step back appreciate the good things that we have that are all around us.


  9. says:

    If you don t own Bittersweet Symphony, take a moment to consider the poverty of your library Order a copy as soon as possible Bittersweet Symphony is a creative blend of supernatural suspense, love, humor, and deep sadness Much of the novel centers on the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the physical and emotional victims it claimed There are deep reflections on life, death, and our reaction to the tragedy Much is made of how the noise of modern life prevents us from communicating with each other Rebecca, though, notes how the blaring white window displays, all the trendy new clothes, all the cheerful television commercials, all the soulful music, all the McDonald s Happy Meal toys, all the elaborate art and writing and films, are all there to keep people further away from death The fragile yet whimsical illusion of such things blind us to our transitory lives and the fragility of our possessions Rebecca also reflects deeply on reactions to tragedy People were ill equipped to cope with the aftermath of the September 11 attacks School children of victims were offered glib Candide like reassurances, such as everything happens for a reason My favorite character is Bailey or the lawyer as she is known at times in the book The novel comes together well It will hold your attention to the end.


  10. says:

    Bittersweet Symphony, By Rebecca McNutt, is a mesmerizing and compelling tale chock full of intriguing characters Without divulging too much of the plot, Tony Barone is a determined, and ambitious ad executive with a goal in mind Rent the seventeenth floor of Madson Tower, an architectural marvel But there is something ominous and sinister about the space Supposedly, a most gruesome series of events occurred on the seventeenth floor, but the horrid incidents did not prove to be a deterrent for the rapacious, Tony Barone.The story is made invigorating by a cannonade of engaging characters like Selena, Tony s daughter, Bailey, Miguel, Dora and many each with their individual theatrics, and life altering circumstances From my point of view, Bittersweet Symphony was flawlessly executed, short, and packed a powerful punch The story was well paced, and I firmly believe that McNutt truly enjoys the art of writing, evidenced by her multitude of stories, and as she understands the psychology that drives people This is a story about the psychology of corporate culture, people, their actions and reactions A well written story.


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