"Violin" is a book that plays on emotion. You can feel the passion, the poignant sounds of the violin and the torment of Stefan's soul. Many of Rice's passages felt as though I was drowning in a dark dream-like state where breathing was made difficult. I believe the number one reason why I enjoyed this book so much is because I am infatuated with hearing the sound of a violin being played in person, (and rarely get the chance), and wish to create the sounds myself. But sadly, I know that I cannot and lack the patience of learning to play an instrument. I envy Triana.