The Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician PDF

The Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician PDF Three very different men struggle with thoughts of belonging, loss, identity and love as they attempt to find a place for themselves in Britain The Magistrate tries to create new memories and roots, fusing a wandering exploration of Edinburgh with music The Maestro, a depressed, quixotic character, sinks out of the real world into the fantastic world of literature The Mathematician, full of youth, follows a carefree, hedonistic lifestyle, until their three universes collide


10 thoughts on “The Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician

  1. Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws says:

    I have to get a disclaimer out of the way at the very beginning The author, Tendai Huchu, has a very special place in my heart as he was the first author to trust me with his book when I was just starting out with my blog about three years back But I will try to be fair and impartial with my review.I had thoroughly enjoyed Mr.Huchu s first two works of fiction An Untim


  2. David Kenvyn David Kenvyn says:

    Tendai Huchu is a remarkable, perceptive and engaging writer This is a seemingly aimless story about Zimbabwean exiles expatriates living in Edinburgh at the beginning of the 21st century There is however nothing aimless about this story as it is brought together by the surprise at the end It is the story of three Zimbabwean men, two black and one white, struggling to c


  3. Pammycats Pammycats says:

    The Maestro, the Magistrate, and the Mathematician by Tendai HuchuI received an early review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.I really loved this book The characters and plot are swirling around in my brain and I know I will need to read this book again Now, pen to paper as I try to tame all my thoughts about this story.PLOTThe plot centers around three


  4. Bookmuseuk Bookmuseuk says:

    The stories of three Zimbabwean men in Edinburgh is intriguing and unusual The Magistrate used to dispense justice back home Here, he cleans the toilet The Mathematician makes money and indulges himself in the belief he won t be here for long The Maestro collects shopping trollies in Tesco s car park and reads The three men s lives intersect and cross, meeting the challen


  5. Felicity Terry Felicity Terry says:

    Revolving around three different characters, all from Zimbabwe, all far from their homeland, all facing their own challenges, their individual stories entwining as the novel progresses.Though set in Edinburgh its landmarks ingeniously mapped out by the author courtesy of the music played through The Magistrate s Walkman The Maestro, The Magistrate The Mathematician also le


  6. Muthoni Muiruri Muthoni Muiruri says:

    In trying to contextualise this book, I read a few reviews and interviews with the Author and in one of the interviews, Huchu says he doesn t really care about reviews because by the time a reader is interacting with his books, he has already moved on to other things We, the readers are living in the past and he in the present To quote himI don t hold much store by what eve


  7. Opemipo Aikomo Opemipo Aikomo says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was a really good book.The in depth description of the lives of these three different men was nothing short of admirable At some point, I digressed to find out how old Tendai was The extent of the Zimbabwean culture infused in the book was also very lovely As a Nigerian who s only just figur


  8. Azeeza Azeeza says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 2.5 5I get what the author was trying to do Trying to show how 3 people with roots from Zimbabwe feel out of place in Edinburgh But I don t think he was able to achieve that He was trying too hard to relate all of their problems to their detachment from their country of origin The plot was flat an


  9. Cyretha Cyretha says:

    While I have not read any of Tendai s short stories, this book felt like a collection of individual stories rather than a novel Yes, the main characters have a common thread, as they are all Zimbabweans living as expats in Scotland I have read other books where the expat community interactwith each other and theirs is acollective story of their struggles living outside of thei


  10. Anetq Anetq says:

    I was thoroughly disappointed by this, I have to say I loved the Hairdresser and it s characters, so I was expecting something good from Huchu.What I got was a bunch of fairly useless men doing very little and to some extent waiting for women to save them Not entertaining in any way The three narrators of the title are mostly not very likeable the magistrate is okay , and that


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