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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Book and Songs Reviewed with Five Stars

Title: Wondertown
Author: Mac Fallows
Authors website: www.wondertownproject.com
Genre: Fantasy
General: eBook with 12 embedded songs sung by characters
Format: eBook
Available on Amazon
5.0 out of 5 stars for both book and music on Wondertownproject.com

 
Reviewed by Tom Nevin, AKA Greg Turkstra originally for Wondertown Project
 
Incredible Journey

I have to admit, from the beginning of the grandmother's story, I was pretty much in. The characters are deep, complicated and mysterious and the whole thing is made better by the awesome illustrations and the music. The songs really add something to the character development. It's pretty rare to read a good book that has a collection of world class songs inside it but that's what this is. The ending was especially cool the way it tied into the song. Overall, a big thumbs up. I'm really looking forward to the next installment. Anyone know where I can find some other stuff by Mac Fallows?

Short Bio of Author:

Reclusive writer and composer Mac Fallows first began pitching the idea of a musical book for teens and adults to music and book publishers in the late eighties. But without the technology to support his vision, he didn’t get far.

So instead, he set out to travel the world in search of new challenges . . . and stories. He went on to write and produce over 100 songs in a dozen languages in places including Dakar, Mumbai, Prague, and Santiago for singers including Youssou N’dour, Shankar Mahadevan, Pape and Cheikh, and Kavita Krishnamoorthy.


Along the way he lived with taxi drivers and their families, camped in farmers’ fields, butchered bulls, sold tea, raised chickens, translated travel contracts, worked as a session musician, a construction worker, a teacher, and toured the biggest festivals in Europe as a member of one of Africa’s most celebrated bands.​


Wondertown is the first true musical story he's published. It includes a full-length fantasy novel, 12 related songs and 17 illustrations.

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