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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite
The Soundtrack to Life by Grant Kniefel is a captivating, gritty short story about Jeremy Cabb. To the outside world, Jeremy is a sexy, great professional guitarist, but to those that know him personally, you would have to either love or hate him. Why? To those that personally know Jeremy, he can be a narcissistic, egotistical jerk. Because of who he is, he loves it. One day all that changed when Ramona Marshall sat in ‘his seat.’ The seat at The Coffee Master’s Shop (Palmer Branch) had been Jeremy’s ‘official’ seat since high school. Everyone knew not to sit in Jeremy Cabb’s spot from high school to now in his adulthood. When Jeremy saw Ramona sitting in his spot at The Coffee Master’s Shop, he approached her and everyone braced themselves to see what would happen next.
I truly enjoyed reading The Soundtrack to Life by Grant Kniefel because I found the story not only enlightening, but the characters were engaging. Jeremy has the characteristics of a lot of people in the world today, that of being self-centered. Jeremy really had not experienced life. On the surface it appeared that Jeremy had, but he had never experienced the in depth account of life that only true intimacy can give. Jeremy hadn't experienced the essence of true intimacy because he only cared enough to listen to his own voice and thoughts. Jeremy believed that others cared as much about him as he did, but he was wrong. If you are looking for a great story about love lost, ego, and gratitude, get your copy of The Soundtrack to Life by Grant Kniefel.